The Sarah Jane Adventures: Season Two

Title: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Season Two
Year: 2008
Network: BBC
Episodes: 12, at c. 30 minutes
Creator: Russell T. Davies
Directors: Joss Agnew, Michael Kerrigan, Graeme Harper
Writers: Phil Ford, Gareth Roberts, Joseph Lidster
Starring: Elisabeth Sladen, Yasmin Paige, Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra
Music: Murray Gold (theme), Sam Watts

My reaction
Synopsis: Sarah Jane Smith teams up with a gang of children, age target-viewing-audience
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), over the past week
Concept: Indifferent. Doctor Who spin-off with a former companion – great. Making the rest of the cast children – completely stupid.
Story: Indifferent.
Characters: Bad.
Dialog: Terrible.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Bad.
Acting: Indifferent. They didn’t have much to work with.
Music: Indifferent.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). It starts off a little better than the first season, and reasonably entertaining, almost enough to forget how dumb it all is.  But then the last two stories (4 episodes) were completely, unforgivably awful.
Objective Rating: 4/10 1.7/4 (Eh).


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