Saturday, January 07, 2006

"Galact-oh-yeah" oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah!

Subject: TV
Oh yeah!!!

"Battlestar Galactica" continued it's 2nd season last night, and, by tradition, I usually download a descent digital rip of it and watch it Saturday evenings. From what I've read, though, the current bittorrent download of it has serious issues with picture quality and lipsync. Luckily, I also DVR it from the not-all-that-great cable feed, and I watched that just now.

Oh yeah!!

Anyway, it continues the cliffhanger from a while back. And it rocks! Not to use such a cliche euphamism lightly, but really, that's what it does: it "rocks". On paper, it seems like it would be the most absurd thing ever, but on-screen, performed by that cast, with that attention to detail in the cinematography and effects -- you can't help but be transported into that story, into that situation. And who are the good guys, who are the bad guys? The characters defy the usual logic of those labels. It's all one big complicated mess, and you are clearly set up for who you should root for, and who you hiss at when they say something nasty and cruel. Yet, those roles don't fit the "sides" that you would otherwise think of based on the labels they wear.

Really, though, you can't read too deeply into it. And that's the beauty of it -- you don't feel that you have to. You can just go with the flow and viscerally enjoy it for what it is. And that's really the best part.

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