And if it was, then American television sucks!
“What are you talking about?”
“Battlestar Galactica was the best show on….”
No it was not.
I say this as a disgruntled fan. I abandoned the show when the humans decended to Hell, or should I say New Caprica. Until that moment I defended the show every illogical twist and turn. But after the nuke went off I said, ENOUGH! I did watch a few episodes afterward, but I really didn’t care for the show that much anymore.
What really pissed me off about BSG was the fact that as a show it had all the ingridients to be a classic: great camarography (it took a awhile to used to the jerky zoom action of the camera, but it worked brilliantly), solid characters (more on that later), great actors and adult situations.
So what went wrong?
Simple, the whole show, from begining to end devolved into the following “dun,dun,dun!” What looked like smart writing simply existed to deliver another shock. Folks I’m not a five year old, please don’t treat me like one, ok.
Internal logic, gone.
Internal consistency, never there to begin with.
Character growth, say what now?
The Cylons had no fucking plan!
BSG was NOT grand space opera, it was space soap opera! I’m all for character growth but the characters did not grow, they simply twisted to the whims of writers so they could set up the next “shocker” moment. There was no relevant story arcs, no logical progression of character actions, masked by the moral ambiguity of survival. I can see the writers room now with a white board on one end with the words SHOCK written on it and nothing else.
Take away the special effects and some great acting (in spite of the awful writing) and you end up with four seasons of nonsense.
Might as well go back to watching WWE and As the World Turns.