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[Jan. 6th, 2006|09:59 pm]
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
As I've said before I have middlebrow tastes. Add to that this: I have earned my geek tags, irrevocably, by being sucked in by Battlestar Galactica. The new season started tonight, and if you have any attachment to the series at all, the end of this episode can only be summed up this way: "Oh FUCK!" When I was a kid, and I got involved in a TV series, what I felt at the end of any episode was a feeling that it was over way too soon, and I couldn't wait for the next episode. It's been a long time since I've felt like that.

Seriously, warm up your bittorent client, or buy the DVDs, and get up to speed. There is nothing else on TV that is as good as Battlestar Galactica. Except, perhaps, Inside The Actor's Studio. That shit is crazy.

Oh, and "Book of Daniel" was pretty sweet too. Best dramedy since "Wonderfalls," so watch it so they don't cancel it.

Of course, what you probably doesn't matter that much unless you're a Nielsen Family. I've always wondered about that -- what stays on TV is in the hand of a small sampling of American viewers. What if they're all a bunch of dunces?

Here's hoping the opposition of the dumbass Christian Right is enough to raise "Book Of Daniel"'s profile. It would be the first positive thing done for us since forever.

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[User Picture]From: bitterwhiteguy
2006-01-08 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm working through the 2nd season myself. It's not the greatest thing going right now imo, but it's better than most. It's going to take a lot of work to ever surpass 'Farscape' in my personal pantheon of Sci-Fi shows.
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[User Picture]From: speicus
2006-01-07 05:50 am (UTC)
Battlestar Galactica is totally good. My friend's dad is a TV critic so we got to see the whole thing on DVD, plus the first couple episodes of the new season, over the past month or so. I love how the series can be totally corny one moment and the next moment be seriously engrossed in a really complex moral dilemma.

Plus it is fun to imitate the characters. I am working on a gravelly Adama as well as an effete, distracted Dr. Baltar.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2006-01-07 02:32 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind y'all coming over for Battlestar Galactica at all.

But you do know someone makes a torrent of it every night right after it's aired ;-)

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[User Picture]From: angryrobot
2006-01-07 09:42 pm (UTC)
You and Hank the Tank agree!
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2006-01-07 11:35 pm (UTC)
URL of Hank agreeing
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[User Picture]From: angryrobot
2006-01-08 01:11 am (UTC)
Dude, Hank the Tank was one of the internet losers who started the petition to bring BG back in the first place.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2006-01-08 04:18 am (UTC)
I sure wish there was a Brad Gittings web page that would document everything he's done, just so that I could know what to never ever say or do. Oh, and the original Battlestar Galactica sucked real bad. Want to know how bad? Three words: Lorne Fucking Greene.

I realize that having anything at all in common with Brad Gittings makes me a sad twat. But ... well, no but. I got nothing.

Even sadder still is This guy, who

a) was in the original series.
b) has written a series of Battlestar Galactica novels.
c) weaseled his way into a recurrsing guest shot in the new series.
d) had 'lost faith in hollywood and acting' until he got his mojo back by being in the new series.
e) hosts cruises where he gives 'acting lessons' and trades on being a celebrity to the extent that people like Hank would pay to hang out with him.

Still, Battlestar Galactica is damn good TV. And that one cylon bitch is hot as fuck.
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From: gregclow
2006-01-08 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm running about 50/50 on Book Of Daniel. I found the first hour to be spotty, but I started to enjoy it more in the second hour. The whole Catholic Mafia thing was pretty cliched, but I like Dan Hedaya enough to let it go.

Anyway, it's been announced as a "limited series" that is only running for six episodes until NBC goes Olympic crazy, so hopefully it'll do well enough to finish that run. It's probably the closest I've seem to a cable-style family dramedy (like Six Feet Under or Huff or Weeds) on network television, which is a good thing.
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