Smart Girls love SciFi


DARK ANGEL is one of those shows that’s not really obscure, yet doesn’t seem to get as much mention as you would think given that’s it spawned the Jessica Alba mega career and the rest of the cast didn’t do to poorly. It doesn’t make those internet ‘Best SF series lists’ but generally manages to stay off of the “Worst list”. I put it in the category of ‘missing the mark’: never quite as good as it could have been and maybe should have been.

DARK ANGEL aired for two seasons, from 2000-2002. Two seasons. For those who don’t know, it’s briefly about a genetically altered woman named Max, part of a clandestine government program(MANTICORE) to create super soldiers. In a near feature, dystopian cyberpunk style Seattle, Max and some of her counterparts escape MANTICORE to live on the outside. There is another plot line about a US on the…

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