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12 September 2012 @ 10:07 am
I've been coming home the last few days and watching a random episode of Battlestar Galactica.  Out of all the shows I've ever loved, it's strange that it has become my comfort show - especially since the episodes I generally like to watch are the darkest and what you would think to be the least comforting.  I'm sure there's some kind of psychological who-zit thingy that explains it or whatever.  Last night I watched "The Oath," which is just perfect.  It really is.  It made me think that maybe the goal of any show is to reach a point where you can have an episode like that, so dense, every single character playing their parts, even the tiny supporting and recurring characters.  Where even the setting becomes a character, integral to the plot and the mood.

And I was thinking about how that episode wouldn't work if, in some way, Gaeta wasn't absolutely right.

As much as I've enjoyed Fringe (though not so much last season), and shows like Community and Parks and Rec (though sitcoms aren't quite the same for me), I haven't loved a currently-airing show since BSG the way I still love BSG.  I miss it.
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Sayuri: TV - TWD - otpsayuri_x on September 12th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm like that with Farscape. And Still Game...
Shannon: farscape aerynkungfuwaynewho on September 12th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ack, I need to finish watching Farscape! ghanimasun is going to come after me soon...
ghanima sun: farscapeghanimasun on September 13th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)

Farscape misses you Shannon! Don't make Aeryn sad by ignoring her!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 14th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Aw! Yeah, I just...find that if I do have enough time to watch some TV, it's easier to just watch something I've already seen before. I need to watch Farscape and Star Trek TNG - I think I'm just going to start scheduling it in. Not even joking.
ghanima sun: farscapeghanimasun on September 14th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
I understand that feeling really, sometimes it's easier to just relax with something you're familiar with!

I hope you're still enjoying Farscape whenever you get around to it - I wouldn't want you to keep watching if you really hated it!
Shannon: farscape aerynkungfuwaynewho on September 18th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
Nah, I still enjoy it. If I didn't I wouldn't be watching, the end. I really don't have time to watch stuff I don't like!

Now I just have to remember the last episode I watched...
Holly: A/R Battlestar Galacticahollywobbles on September 12th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
That's because eet ees the best!!! \o/ Yayyy!
Shannon: bsg oath goodbyekungfuwaynewho on September 12th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Hee! I knew you'd chime in.

One of the things I love about the mutiny is how smart our "heroes" are throughout. Everyone pretty much does the right thing - and yet it never feels easy, not even a little bit. But I can't argue with a single decision that Laura, Bill, Kara, Lee, Tyrol, even Baltar make throughout. I think that's why I love those episodes so much, because it's just seeing these people, who all have their individual GQMF moments throughout the series, just have one after another all together for two episodes, unrelentingly. Grabbing ammunition! Boom! Follow me, please! Frakking Zarek! You'll die with nothing! Women and men of the fleet! Treason doesn't become you, Felix! It's been an honor to serve with you, old friend!


(Though I watch and I wonder how things might have gone differently if Dee had been there...)
Holly: A/R Oath kisshollywobbles on September 12th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
I figured there might have been some baiting going on. ;)

Plus there's a smooch! Man, I have to rewatch that episode.
Shannon: bsg adama profilekungfuwaynewho on September 12th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
The best smooch! Even knowing it was coming I was still surprised, because it played just so beautifully.

I watch The Oath/Blood on the Scales about once every two months or so. I watched Revelations this weekend, Guess What's Coming to Dinner last week. No consistency. I think I might watch The Hub later haha.
Holly: A/R Love and Bulletshollywobbles on September 12th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
It is a great smooch. <3

Monica's still graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadually working her way through, so I saw Sine Qua Non a few weeks ago. (We've been at it like a year and a half.) She does not have *nearly* the appreciation for Adama/Roslin that she ought. *huff*
Shannon: bsg duck mirrorkungfuwaynewho on September 12th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
How do you watch Sine Qua Non and not immediately have to watch The Hub? I died the week I had to wait between the two. DIED, HOLLY, I DIED.
Holly: A/R Funeralhollywobbles on September 12th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
I made her promise we'd try to get to it in the next week or two, but making Monica promise things like that seldom amounts to much. :/
Shannon: bsg laura texturekungfuwaynewho on September 12th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
That icon. *wibbles*
Holly: Laura If only I don't breakhollywobbles on September 12th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
scifimanscifiman on September 12th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I agree,BSG was a AWESOME series,I too miss it,I do watch the re-runs @ BBCA though :)
Shannon: bsg dradiskungfuwaynewho on September 12th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
I have DVDs and my old downloads from when it was airing, and if I'm flipping and a re-run is on I'll still sit down and watch it. :D
Ms Dref: TOS - Spock says emotions suckdref22 on September 12th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
It's weird that I didn't like BSG at first. But when I started to watch season 2, I realized I was already hooked. Later, I devoured the show LOL. It's one of the greatest shows ever, and not just as sci-fi. Now I realize, it started beautifully, ended perfectly.

I think I'm like that mostly with TNG and Heroes. Ugh those feelings are sometimes painful haha.
Shannon: sttos spockkungfuwaynewho on September 14th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I can see how watching S1 to begin with, it might not be immediately compelling; I started in the middle of S2, caught up with S2 as it aired, then started from the beginning, so I knew how awesome it would get.

It is so exciting to see someone else who liked the way BSG ended! (There are dozens of us! Dozens!) It seems like fandom haaaaaaaaated the ending and it makes me feel alone.

I really need to finish watching TNG too...
Ms Dref: Star Trek TNG - Riker and the starsdref22 on September 14th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Although I am hardly a spiritual person, I realize this BSG was always pretty spiritual and I have no problem with the way it ended! I dunno, they did great right from the beginning.

Hahaha omg yes! TNG deserves many rewatches too. XD
ghanima sun: bsg - all work and no worship gaiusghanimasun on September 13th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
I've only seen season 4 once, so I could probably do with a rewatch, except so much of it makes me so angry (all that mutiny stuff causes too many feelings in me, that I don't know if I could do a casual rewatch of it!)

And I agree with you on feeling sort of meh aboutt the 4th season of Fringe. I love it, but there's just so much that's left unexplained that it gets too frustrating.
Shannon: bsg baltar boredkungfuwaynewho on September 14th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can see how S4 could make someone angry - it's a really dense, intense, dark season for sure. Which hits my catharsis buttons, which is why I love it so much, heh.

I really, REALLY need to watch the last three/four episodes of Fringe - I missed one and never caught up. I don't even know when the show comes back.
ghanima sun: fringe - sillyghanimasun on September 14th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
I think Fringe comes back in a few weeks actually. And it's only a half season from what I've heard as well. At least they should be able to end it properly this way, I suppose.
there's coffee in that nebulaun_crayon_rouge on September 16th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
I'm coming for you!!!!
Shannon: b5 delennkungfuwaynewho on September 18th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)