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Wow, Battlestar Galactica really is the best programme on television these days, isn't it? Seriously, it really is, by a million miles. The complex and not always likeable characters, the uncompromising political subtexts, the fact that Baltar is a rare fictional villain who does evil because he's a selfish coward rather than because he's actually actively bad, the fact that Roslin initially seemed to be a touchy-feely stereotypical female politican and then turned out to be almost scarily tough, the way the producers aren't afraid to kill off major characters, the two different versions of Sharon being sympathetic in different ways, the always surprising and well-crafted plots...just everything, really. Apart from that boxing match episode; that was crap. But the new post-hiatus episode that aired on US TV last night more than made up for it.

For the last few months - ever since the long-awaited new season started - a bunch of us have been having regular Battlestar Galacticons (oh yeah) courtesy of barsine's beau, whose DVD player can handle avis. We gather in their sitting room (while poor barsine, who hasn't seen the first two seasons of the show, stays out in exile) and eat our weight in delicious snacks and watch about four episodes in a row. Our last Battlestarfest was last week, at which we watched the three most recent episodes which aired before Christmas, but the final cliffhanger episode was so good and exciting that Patsington and I were weak and aquired last night's new episode and watched it this evening rather than wait a few weeks for the next Battlestarfest. And we'll probably be weak next week as well. Oh dear. I am addicted! I've been addicted since Patsington and I stayed up until two o'clock in the morning because, to our amazement, the comeback miniseries was really, really good (Sky aired it in one night before they started showing the first season)! I can't help it!

Of course, Jacob recaps it on TWoP in his inimitable (read: shit) style. And he gave the boxing episode an A+ rating! Must he continue to spoil every programme I love? Grrrr.

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sshi
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, it is the bees knees. I'm being virtuous and waiting until Wednesday or thereabouts for last week's episode. It'll be a nice reward for working like crazy the last couple of weeks. Actually, I'd go for some now, but I think that I'm too tired to manage the 'eeeee' factor and want to savour it.

I'm still not keen on the current Apollo and Starbuck plotline, though.
stellanova
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
So have you seen the boxing match episode yet? I'm glad I watched it with a group of friends, so we could all laugh at the annoying bits, otherwise it would just have been boring.
sshi
Jan. 25th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
I did and I didn't think it was as bad as lots of people were going on about, to be honest. It certainly explained a lot, when it came to certain changes in attitude in the start of Season 3. Which did you think was annoying - the boxing or the flashbacks? I didn't have a problem with the structure of the episode, but I think my issue is that I much preferred a certain situation when it was providing chronic background tension.
hfnuala
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm 6 episodes in to series 2. It's so good.
stellanova
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oooh, you have so much to look forward to! And if you're ever tempted to read spoilers, resist - there are so many twists and turns. The end of Season 2 is particularly amazing but Season 3 is full of shocks too.
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