battlestar galactica

Andrea Challenge: BSG Edition - Season Three by Craig Kerbrat

It's time for the third update in the challenge I took up to watch Battlestar Galactica. Last night I watched the season three finale, and it was kind of epic. I'm looking forward to starting the next season, but first, I've gotta get this update done.

So much happened in this season. The previous season ended with things in a pretty bad place, and it definitely got worse before it got better. The Cylon occupation of New Caprica really didn't go well for the humans or the Cylons, and it was over pretty quickly, but it left a lot of scars that were still healing right through to the finale of season three.

I had a hard time with Apollo and Starbuck this season. Both seemed to be on very self-destructive paths, and I kind of hated them both. I did enjoy Athena and Helo's storylines, and them getting Hera back. Colonel Tigh was mostly annoying, but I feel like that's what he's supposed to be. The Chief and Cally are always good. And the flirting between Adama and President Roslin was a lot of fun, but nothing ever seems to happen!

The focus on the Cylons, and Baltar as their captive/ally was interesting. And the development of Caprica Six and her connections to Athena and Roslin at the end was interesting. D'Anna was mostly just odd, but I liked her exploration into the spirit world of the Cylons. But the trial of Baltar mostly just made me angry. Everyone really threw him under the bus, and it was kind of frustrating to watch. He's not a good guy, but he was definitely being punished for things he hadn't done. But he got off in the end, so that's good I guess.

Anyway, the season was up and down for me. Lots happened. But the finale. Oh man, the finale!  Some major stuff happened in the last bit. Four of the final five Cylons were revealed, and I did NOT see that coming. And then Kara Thrace shows up alive and well claiming to have been to Earth after her apparent demise a few episodes earlier. Man! This show knows how to do season finales! I'm just glad I don't have to wait months for the season premiere. I can just continue on where I left off.

And that's exactly what I'm going to do! Let's see how long it takes to power through the final season! 

Picture stolen from the Internet. 

Picture stolen from the Internet. 

Andrea Challenge: BSG Edition - Season Two by Craig Kerbrat

Earlier this week I finished watching season two of Battlestar Galactica, so that means I've hit the second milestone in the first challenge set for me by my good friend Andrea.

If you read my first update after I finished season one, you'll know that I was feeling a bit let down by the show after hearing so much hype about it for so long. But after watching the second season, I'm starting to get it. Really, right from the start of the season, I knew the show was taking a turn in the right direction. Things were happening, questions were being answered, and this world was finally opening up.

I have to say, I'm completely hooked by the show now. And I'm a little bit worried because I know there are only two seasons left. I'm pretty much halfway through. And it's always so sad when a great show ends. I can only hope that this show has a good ending. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I am very curious about the mythology of the show. I want to know more about the history of the colonies. And the future of mankind. I want to know what the Cylons are planning. And how Baltar and Six are linked. Why do they both have imaginary versions of the other in their heads? Who are the Gods? And the "one true God"? So many questions. 

I'm also curious what's going to happen with all of the characters. Especially, again, with the way the season ended. The people on Caprica are rescued, but Roslin loses the election to Baltar, and then it looks like half the fleet explodes in a nuclear explosion. Then we jump a year in the future and some people are living on New Caprica, Baltar is a terrible president, and Adama has a moustache! It's crazy town. And then the Cylons show up, the fleet runs away, the New Capricans are in trouble, and the episode ends. It was a lot to take in. 

I haven't started season three yet 'cause I wanted to make sure I put down my thoughts about season two first before I blurred the lines between the seasons. I'm excited to pick it up again and see what's going to happen. Most of the show's cast is currently surrounded by Cylons so I want to know how they get out of that. But I really want to know more about Helo and Sharon II's baby. And I hope Sharon II finally gets out of captivity. I really like her character and I want to see her be more than just a prisoner.

Anyway, I think that's about all I've got to say right now. So I think I'll end this so I can go watch more BSG.


Andrea Challenge: BSG Edition - Season One by Craig Kerbrat

So, this post is actually from a few weeks ago. January 19th, to be specific. I wrote it, and wasn't happy with it, so I abandoned it. But after a conversation with my boss, I've decided to post it. Anyway...

Last night I finished watching season 1 of Battlestar Galactica, so I figured now is a good time to make my first update on the challenge that my good friend Andrea set for me at the beginning of January.

Season 1 is only 13 episodes, and I had started the season a while ago, so I really only had half the season to watch, so it might be a while before the next update. Unless something really exciting happens and I have to blog about it... which could happen.

I'm not gonna lie, with the way people go on about this show, I expected more from this season. I found it a little bit underwhelming. It seemed like everything happened in the two-part season finale, so rather than wrapping anything up, it just put cliffhangers on all of the different story lines.

But I guess a lot of first seasons are a little bit less exciting than the rest of the show, so I'm not going to pass judgement yet. And that's not to say that I don't like the show. I do. I'm hooked. And it's not like I need to wait several months for the next season. It's right there on CraveTV with the rest of it, so I can continue where I left off when I get home tonight.

Basically I think I was just hoping to get some answers, and instead there were just more questions. But I consider Lost one of my favourite shows of all time, so I should really be used to getting no answers...


I will also just add that what keeps me watching is the characters. Even though I feel like I haven't really gotten to know them yet, I find them all really interesting. I think my favourites are actually the Cylons, which might be a bit odd. The different versions of Sharon and Number Six are interesting. I've got my eye on Kara, 'cause everyone seems to love Starbuck. And I'm watching Helo, but mostly just 'cause he's the resident hottie on the show. Yup, I'm shallow.

Anyway, that's my impression of the first season. I'm sure it will have to get better, otherwise I really don't get why everyone loves it so much. And like I said, I do like it, I'm just waiting for it to get into the "good stuff".