Michael John Dunaway Lifestream

March 10, 2009

One more note on Battlestar Galactica

Filed under: Uncategorized — michaeljohndunaway @ 3:53 pm

I second everything Josh says about (the new) Battlestar Galactica on the Paste site (which you should all be reading, by the way!), and I’d add one more caveat/exhortation. My wife watched the first episode with me and begged off continuing because of the lack of softness in any of the characters; everyone seemed to have inexorably hard edges. It was a valid criticism, but needless to say I now wish she had stuck with it. The show’s moments of tenderness are all the more striking for their being so hard-fought and won at such great cost. These are not hard people, these are people made hard by living in a time of war, living in a time of constant threat of annihilation. The brief flashes we get to see of the almost desperate softness beneath all the armor are mesmerizing. So stick with it.

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