Caprica - Worth the Watch?

I loved Battlestar Galactica, all the way until the last episode. Then I sat there, confounded, and wondering what just happened. That, and I really wondered why they took the lame way out and had them land on past Earth, and start civilization again. Just seemed cheesy to me, and a poor way to end the series.

But I don’t want to let that last episode spoil the other 5 seasons for me, because the series as a whole was amazing. Great acting, excellent storyline, and lots of action. It was what I looked forward to every Friday night.

Now we have Caprica, the show that depicts how the Cylon race started and how they became sentient. At least, that’s how they sold the show to the series, but so far, there hasn’t been a whole lot of Cylon action. In fact, it’s more about the drama around the Graystone family, and all of the weird stuff with the Adamas. There seems to be so many different storylines going on that it’s difficult to follow who did what to whom and when.

After watching the sixth episode the other night, my wife said to me, “I don’t get it.This is supposed to be about Cylons becoming sentient and taking over the planet. Why isn’t there any action? What’s with all this spy stuff? And how would I explain this episode to someone who hadn’t seen it?”

That’s just it. There are so many plot twists, plot lines and so much confusion in general that just describing the show in itself is difficult. And there are so many characters at this point as well that it’s hard to keep track of who’s doing what. Every episode I watch, it seems like I jumped into a story halfway and now I just have to play catch up.

I’m going to give the show the benefit of the doubt for now, but there’s gotta be some changes. Something has got to happen to bring some excitement into the show, otherwise I’m gonna lose interest. It’s debatable that I haven’t already.

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