'''''Bionic Woman''''' is a reboot of the '70s series ''Series/TheBionicWoman'', launched by David Eick, one of the producers of the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. It briefly aired on NBC in fall 2007 and starred Michelle Ryan (Zoe Slater from ''EastEnders'') as a FakeAmerican. It lasted [[CutShort only nine episodes]] before [[TVStrikes the writer's strike]] and low ratings killed it, although the re-imagined series was troubled from the start due to ExecutiveMeddling, and numerous behind-the-scenes changes before the first episode aired.
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!!''Bionic Woman'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AchillesHeel
** Jaime's natural arm.
** Occasionally her bionics in general, too (one early episode actually has her breaking a bionic toe while leaping a fence).
* AllJustADream: Jaime freaks out discovering she's being turned into a bionic woman, gets stunned into unconsciousness, then wakes up with her body intact and apparently normal. She's relieved for a second... then her fiancé appears and tells her that what she saw earlier was indeed real.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted. Even though he loves her, Jae Kim doesn't hesitate to BoomHeadshot Sarah Corvus the second she rushes him. Jonas Bledsoe's wife died even though he knew bionic technology could have saved her life. Will Anthros appears to follow this trope [[spoiler:only for it to be revealed he'd been grooming Jaime as a potential bionic woman all along.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Will Anthros and Antonio Pope.]]
* BadassNormal: Jae and Antonio are skilled enough to fight a bionic woman in unarmed combat (though not necessarily beat her).
* BattleInTheRain: Jaime and Sarah's fight in the pilot.
* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: There's a GPS tracker inside Jaime's head, and Berkut can see everything she sees. Jaime is not pleased.
-->'''Corvus:''' [[AllMenArePerverts Those Berkut guys look at you in the shower you know.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:Jaime discovers she'll be dead in five years unless new technology is developed.]]
* BrattyHalfPint: Becca Sommers, Jaime's fifteen-year-old sister.
* BreakTheCutie: Although she's a bit of a badass from the start, elements of the various episodes suggest this being attempted of Jaime.
* CallBack: The sound played in the original series whenever the heroine used her bionic powers can be heard on several occasions towards the end of the series. And at least one use of old-school slow-motion running, too. It's worth noting that these effects appear primarily in the later episodes after fan and critical reaction had become known.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Jaime is assigned to babysit a PoorLittleRichKid who pulls the usual DitchTheBodyguards stunt. As punishment Jaime puts her in a room for two hours with Berkut headshrink Ruth Treadwell -- two hours later the {{Mind Screw}}ed kid meekly apologises.
* CoolBigSis: Jaime to Becca, but her efforts are hampered by Jaime having to act as surrogate mother thanks to their DisappearedDad.
* ConsummateLiar: Ruth is impressed by Jonas ability to beat a lie detector while saying "I love you." Jonas puts this down to his long marriage. This is followed up in a later episode when Jonas smoothly lies to Becca about his job, despite Becca grilling him with the kind of questions that her sister would stuff up.
* CutShort: Due to its quick cancellation, none of the major story arcs are resolved.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Or cybernetics make you go AxCrazy and kill fourteen people.
* CynicismCatalyst: Corvus is haunted by the death of her sister, killed while they were drink-driving.
* [[PsychicNosebleed Cyborg Nosebleed]]: When Jaime deactivates her tracker.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Definitely applies to Jonas and the Berkut Group who are a much more malevolent organization than Oscar Goldman's OSI (at least as depicted in the original TV series; they're actually consistent with how Caidin treated Goldman and the OSI/OSO in the original ''Cyborg'' novels and the original 1973 ''Six Million Dollar Man'' pilot movie). Can also be applied to Jamie, who though she is unwilling to kill anyone herself is more inclined to beat the stuffings out of bad guys than Lindsay Wagner's Jamie (and in one episode she actually encourages a colleague to shoot a bad guy dead).
* DatingCatwoman: Jae Kim and Sarah Corvus. Subverted in that they're fully prepared to kill each other if necessary.
* DeadlyUpgrade
* DodgeTheBullet: Jaime reacts to a long-range sniper shot [[spoiler:but not in time to save her fiancé. She pulls him out of the way of the second bullet but only because she had time to realise it was coming.]]
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: Jaime tries making out with a handsome stranger in a restroom and ends up [[DestructoNookie breaking one of his ribs]].
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Wolf Creek Biotech Research Facility.
* [[EverythingsSexierInFrench Everything's Sexier with a Brit Accent]]: When posing as a British exchange student in "The Education of Jaime Sommers" Michelle Ryan reverts to her natural accent, described as [[ArousedByTheirVoice "Literally the hottest thing ever"]] by Nathan. During the mission [[spoiler:she meets her LoveInterest, CIA agent Tom Hastings, who is somewhat disappointed when Jaime reverts to her "real" accent. The next episode has them UndercoverAsLovers in Paris -- Jaime's discovery that Tom speaks fluent French clearly puts her in snogging mode.]]
* EvilCounterpart: (With touches of EvilMentor) Sarah Corvus to Jaime Sommers.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The original pilot episode depicted Jaime's sister as being deaf. When some groups complained that a hearing actress was cast in the role, it was decided to eliminate the deaf sister angle and have Jaime's sister be rewritten as a normal teenager. The result was more complaints than if they'd left things be.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Sarah's bionic eye [[RedEyesTakeWarning glows red]] when it activates. Jaime's [[GreenEyes glows green]].
* HealingFactor: The [[{{nanomachines}} anthrocytes]] can heal injuries at a rapid rate [[spoiler:but also shorten her lifespan.]]
* HeroesRUs: The Berkut Group, a private corporation set up to stop technology from falling into the wrong hands (who constitutes the "wrong hands" is entirely up to them).
* HowsYourBritishAccent: The TropeNamer.
* InterserviceRivalry: Between Berkut and the CIA.
* IronicEcho: Jaime complains to Jonas about not having any privacy due to the tracker inside her head. Later Corvus turns up at her house and Jonas asks why they didn't know right away.
-->'''Corvus:''' You said to hold off on that -- something about her right to privacy.
* JuggleFu: In the pilot Jaime knocks a switchblade from a mugger's hand, takes him down with some martial arts moves then catches the knife as it falls. That's when she realises she's been programmed as a SuperSoldier.
* KindaBusyHere: While Jaime is hiding from well-armed mooks in "Paradise Lost", Becca rings demanding to know where her Tenacious D T-shirt is.
* LaserHallway: Visible despite the fact that Jaime's bionic eye could have given her a plausible way of seeing infra-red beams. [[spoiler:Subverted when instead of trying to slip through the beams, Antonio deliberately steps into them so he can use Jaime as a TrojanPrisoner.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Jaime discovers her fiancé Will Anthros had been keeping a file on her... dating back two years before they "met", clearly assessing her as a potential bionic woman.]] Jonas Bledsoe may be this or a GuileHero, depending on whether he's really looking out for Jaime and Corvus' best interests as he claims.
* MissionControl: Nathan
* MundaneUtility: An episode opens with Jaime racing at SuperSpeed down a dark alley at night, leaping over a fence InASingleBound and yanking open a car door [[spoiler:to reveal her underage sister necking with an older boy.]] As she broke a bionic toe jumping the fence, Berkut makes a point of telling her just how much it costs to replace.
* NeuralImplanting
-->"You're hardwired for highly specialised warfare."
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Will turns out to have destroyed all the updated information on the anthrocytes.
* NotQuiteDead: Sarah Corvus. [[spoiler:Will Anthros dies after being shot in the shoulder]] but without the audience seeing it, implying to the GenreSavvy that the writers might have had this in mind for him.
* ParentalSubstitute: Apart from Jaime acting in this role for her sister, there are indications that Jonas is taking on a surrogate father role for them both.
* PercussiveMaintenance: Jaime's ear implant is ringing, so Nathan fixes it by {{Dope Slap}}ping her on the back of the head.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: What happens when your fiancée discovers you've turned her into a bionic woman without prior consent.
* ShoutOut
** In "Paradise Lost" Jaime walks into a house which has ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' showing on television.
** ''Series/TheATeam'' intro spiel is used as a password in the final episode.
** One episode includes a reference to ransom payment, which is set at [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan $6 million]].
* ShowerOfAngst: When Jaime returns home after being turned into a cyborg.
* StealthHiBye: Sarah Corvus does this; justified in that she has SuperSpeed so she can get out of the area fast.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Corvus after her capture by the Berkut Group. [[spoiler:It doesn't hold her.]]
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted with Ruth Treadwell, though she doesn't do warm and cuddly.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Berkut's repeatedly stressed reason why Jaime has to [[TheMasquerade keep her bionics secret]].
* ThouShaltNotKill: Jaime attempts to follow this mantra, refusing an order by Jonas to kill a target in one episode, though she doesn't seem to have a problem encouraging another agent to "take the shot" in another.
* VomitDiscretionShot: In the first couple of episodes Jamie has difficulty adjusting to her bionics.
* WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut: Justified as Jaime's anthrocytes were moving the bullet deeper inside her, rather than rejecting the foreign body as a normal body would.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Jaime is scared of flying.
* YouCanNeverLeave: Jaime can take out anyone Berkut sends, but as she's got $50 million worth of classified technology inside her they can't afford to let her go either...so they come to a compromise.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Jaime keeps running into underaged bratty girls on her missions.
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