When did Battlestar Galactica become a good show? I had no interest when the miniseries came out in 2003 and no interest during Season 1. I didn't give it a chance based on the name alone. BG did not really have a good reputation for being quality science fiction because of the series from the 70's. And despite the fact that this new series stars Mary McDonnell (Stands With a Fist from Dances With Wolves) and Edward James Olmos, I got nothing. Then, as the second season started I started to wonder if I should give it a try. A co-worker then told me he really liked the show and it's been getting good buzz from what I can see. So, I started recording some episodes. I've now seen episodes 8, 9, 10 and 11 from Season Two (Final Cut, Flight of the Phoenix, Pegasus, Resurrection Ship Part 1). I have no idea what happened before this.
I'm hooked. I love this show. How did this become so good, so compelling? Even given that there is a season and a half before this, there is enough background given as common knowledge that I don't feel terribly lost. But I want to see everything that came before. Hopefully the Sci-Fi Channel keeps this one for a while. I have Season 1 on hold at the library, and Season 2.0 (the first half of the season) is available there, too. Hopefully Sci-Fi will rerun the miniseries.
And this brings me to a show that I'm going to give a shot to. Dark Kingdom, another sci-fi show starting on Monday 2/27. Something fantasy, something new. It means that I'm going to need to skip RAW on Mondays to try this show (unless they do replays), but I'd like to get in from the start on the show.
I just hope it doesn't suck.