Saturday, January 06, 2007
Sci-Fi Channel brings back Jake 2.0 reruns
After disappearing for a couple years, I'm at least glad to see David Greenwalt's Jake 2.0 the Sci-Fi channel on Cable showing three reruns of "Jake 2.0" on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. The series had originally run on UPN in 2003-2004 (just 16 episodes), usually on Wednesday nights. That year, TheWB ran Smallville on Wednesdays at 8 PM, so the show made a good match.
I had an original blogger entry on this here.
I also have some details at my tv link and at my emergency story, an old posting.
The snazzy musical soundtrack (in the opening credits) and Jake's own self-narration -- "then, everything changed" -- doesn't show up until episode 2. In the pilot, he gets "infected" by the nanobots that give him super powers a bit like Clark Kent's. The character, played by Christopher Gorham, is a wonderful role model, somewhat like law student (not exactly geeky) Sam Wincester (Jared Padalecki) who keeps his cop brother Dean in line as the two go demon hunting in TheWB's Supernatural. Jake, in this series, is supposed to be the stereotyped geek, but more like a geek-plus, a little bit like Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) in "Days of our Lives." Even Jake's kid brother, when the two bar-hop in Georgetown (probably actually filmed in Toronto) likes the idea of their playing NSA agents, because girls don't usually go for geeks.
I don't see a DVD of the Jake 2.0 series yet.