After really hating last season's finale and not appeased by the webisodes, I still went into the new season of Battlestar Galactica with high hopes.... or at least an open mind. I do not like the new direction of the show. So much so that I'm thinking about taking a break from the show. I get the parallel to today's society. I get the terrorist angle. I get the religious angle. Take all of that away and it's just another soap-opera. It doesn't even feel like a space-opera. I'm not intrigued by the Cylons or whatever BS they are spewing. There's no wow factor, no adventure, hell it's not even crack TV for me. The show is not a joy to watch, there are no treats, it feels like a burden. I am EXTREMELY lenient with TV shows. I watched all 5 seasons of Earth Final Conflict for crying out loud. I watched Mansquito all the way through. For some reason, I actually feel compelled to turn Battlestar Galactica off. It's a weird sensation, I feel uneasy and inadequate. I feel off-centered. I'm questioning my sci-fi loyalty but I shouldn't have to work this hard to like a show. I really WANT to like this show but it's just not happening for me anymore.
Ron Moore, I think I need some space. Can we still be friends?
I'll let my DVR keep on recording it. I'll build up a few episodes and watch them in a marathon. If that doesn't work, I'm going to officially say that I don't watch Battlestar Galactica because I just don't like it. That would truly feel alien.