Watched Defiance on SyFy pilot. I enjoyed it. Yes, I’ve heard people say it was trying to be too many different shows at once. Admittedly, I had a Star Wars flashback when the mayor asks the protagonist if he is really just going to take his reward and leave, with the attack only hours away? In response the protagonist nods and climbs into the Millennium Falcon, er I mean his dune buggy and drives off.
But this was the pilot episode, very few pilot episodes are Emmy Award material. Okay sure, there was a cheese factor, but at least the episode didn’t suffer from cringe worthy overacting like Revolution does.
The show has promise, here’s hoping they develop that promise. You would think all the money they’ve sunk into this show/game project, would be more than enough incentive to get it right.