YMMV / Bionic Woman

  • Canon Discontinuity / They Changed It, Now It Sucks This new version is considered to be so far removed from both Martin Caidin's Cyborg novel and Kenneth Johnson's creation that neither are even credited. Despite this, elements of Steve Austin's bionics are incorporated into Jaime, most notably her bionic eye.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Katee Sackhoff plays a rogue bionic woman named Sarah Corvus, then in 2015, Sackhoff voices a cybernetic enhanced soldier who also shares the first name Sarah and goes rogue after being infected by a virus called Corvus in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Jamie and the Corvus girls' car accidents. Also Jaime's freak-out on discovering she's been turned into a bionic woman.
  • Les Yay/Foe Yay: Many people at the time said that they were only watching the show for the sexual tension between Jaime and Sarah.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Inverted bigtime for several reasons:
    • The original pilot depicted Becca, Jaime's sister, as being hearing impaired. The decision to cast a non-deaf actress in the role caused major controversy. So the producers decided to change the character to someone with regular hearing instead, which annoyed people even more (and left Becca with essentially no personality at all beyond "bratty teenager").
    • The show cast Isaiah Washington in a major role. Not a big deal, except that the time he was the center of a firestorm of controversy and considered persona non grata by many after being fired from Grey's Anatomy for reportedly uttering gay slurs. This led to protests against Bionic Woman for hiring him and the promise by some to boycott the series outright (the fact his character is killed off didn't appear to help).
  • Nightmare Fuel: Jaime waking up and seeing her limbs in the process of being rebuilt by the anthrocytes — unsurprisingly she freaks out. Unexplored is the question of how Will would have converted Jaime into a bionic woman if they hadn't had their 'accident'.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Sarah Corvus, especially among fans of Battlestar Galactica.