You know how you get embarrassed for someone else sometimes? You just cringe as they make a fool of themselves. Well, watching Defiance is like that. I've yet to make it through an entire episode. Egads, but this show is bad. Ugly and cheap are the two key words to describe it. You might throw in dumb too. I've read that SyFy spent a lot of money on this ... it sure doesn't show. It looks like a backlot most of the time. I've also noticed several names associated with Battlestar Galactica attached to this show - mostly writers and producers. The main faults with Defiance are the production design, art direction, terrible alien conceptions and costumes, set dressing and cinematography ... and the cast of characters. Every hackneyed archetype and the most cliche dialogue pollute this show. It is a shame to see Graham Greene's talents being wasted in this C-grade claptrap. There is nothing even approaching an original idea anywhere in this show. Hopefully it will die a mercifully quick death.