I liked the remake series pretty well although there were some annoying and/or silly plot elements (ie. Fr. Jack getting a sternly worded letter from “The Vatican” about his homily the previous Sunday…)
When they canceled the new “V” I joked that it probably wasn’t hard to break down the sets - I think the whole thing was filmed in front of a giant green screen.
There was also a funny line in the first episode, when the alien ships appeared in the sky- someone says “Wow, this is just like Independence Day”, and someone else says “Independence Day was just a ripoff of stuff that came before it”. Because for a long time I thought that the visuals of “Independence Day” with ships hovering above the worlds’ major cities was a direct ripoff of the original “V”. (Which may have been a ripoff of earlier sci-fi - “Earth vs the Flying Saucers” and stuff like that, but I’m not sure).
Note that I wasn’t allowed to watch the original miniseries when they first aired in the '80s because my parents thought it was too scary and/or it was past my bedtime. I was apparently the only kid in 2nd grade that DIDN’T get to see it. But I think they re-aired the miniseries a couple times and I eventually got to see more of them. What I didn’t understand was why the second miniseries was “V: The Final Battle”, but it wasn’t really the Final battle because they then came out with the weekly series, which just wasn’t as good, despite having Robert Englund (aka Freddy Krueger) as the “good” alien. The weekly series seemed to get bogged down in the same old same-old week after week (the Red Dust isn’t working, human girl is having an alien baby, stuff like that).