Stupidity seems to be a running theme in why I tend to hate-watch a show. Take HELIX for example. This show had me very eager to love it. It is from the mind of sci-fi TV maestro Ronald D. Moore (STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9 and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), it had some of the coolest promo materials/trailers of any show in recent memory and the entire premise harkened back to John Carpenter’s THE THING. So imagine my shock when this show about a mysterious virus striking the inhabitants of a research center in the Arctic and the crack CDC team sent to save them debuted and immediately showed itself to be a show full of idiots. The head of the CDC and his team of the best and brightest were constantly making the same mistakes that busty blond airheads in slasher movies make. I expected the virus to get loose and infect the entire planet by episode 3 due to the utter incompetence of these supposed scientists.