Rosario Dawson plays an undercover cop in this new sci-fi Web series

By Jeff Jensen
August 29, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

In Gemini Division, a 50-part futuristic Web series now streaming at and, Sin City‘s Rosario Dawson plays an undercover cop who discovers during a Paris vacation that her seemingly ordinary boyfriend (Smallville‘s Justin Hartley) is actually a synthetic supersoldier gone AWOL from his/its military masters. It’s comic-booky and derivative — think The Truth About Charlie meets Blade Runner — yet this stab at new-wave TV reels you in with Dawson’s charisma and gorgeous close-ups, both of which are omnipresent via the microseries’ storytelling gimmick: Each daily webisode is told through the policewoman’s video dispatches chronicling her descent into sci-fi chicanery. The product placement and lo-fi bluescreen can bug, but by making the most of its limitations — and Dawson’s mug — Gemini Division makes for diverting bookmark pop. B