Saturday, October 07, 2006

Battlestar Galactica - I'm Not In To It

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.


Anonymous said...

MMM.. Well I agree that the show seems to be taking a different direction and I am hesistant of the future of the show. But I think that there are still some action and mysteries worth it for me to continue watching it. Just my thoughts though, feel free to leave comment at my blog too if you want.

steve_o said...

I think it is getting really interesting right now.

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