Sunday, April 6, 2008

BSG: Beginning of the End


This is not your parents' Battlestar.

For the fans out there, you already know how awesome (yes, I use the word awesome) the revival of Battlestar Galactica is. For those who don't know, don't knock it until you try it. Gone are the cheezy dog/robot creations. Gone are the tacky uniforms and ridiculous dialogue. This isn't science fiction enthralled with its own gadgets or its desire to "boldly go where no one has gone before." This is a tightly scripted drama filled with fascinating characters and actors who knew their roles from the moment the miniseries aired. There was no warming up. There was no gentle ease into the devastation and survival of the human race.
A couple weeks ago we started watching the show again to reaquaint ourselves with some of the lesser story lines and we made it through the first season before the new season started. We rarely watch anything in real time so waiting a week between episodes will be an adjustment, but at least we have the other 2 seasons to rewatch to fill the gaps.
It all sounds silly, doesn't it? But honestly, give it a try. You'll forget it's on spaceships or that the evildoers are robots. You'll wonder why anyone cared that Starbuck and Boomer are girls now. And more, you'll wonder why you wasted all that time on shows like "Desperate Housewives" or even "Jericho."
OK, maybe not. I have to admit I haven't seen either of those shows. But if I give them a chance you have to promise to give Battlestar Galactica a chance.

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