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February 18, 2010

Why I will NOT watch Caprica


I thought the premise of Caprica sounded interesting. And it's getting great reviews. I've been TiVoing it, but I hadn't actually been able to bring myself to watch any of it. Then I read this, and realized I never would. (That piece also made me decide I need to brunch this weekend. Read it! It will apparently change your life.)

As Elon says, "Fool me once, shame on Battlestar Galactica. Fool me twice..." I liked some of Battlestar Galactica. The beginning of it. Okay, I really liked "33," and a few other episodes were okay too. I was more or less okay with the trajectory of the show in the first season, but I thought it went downhill very quickly from there, and by the end it was a complete mess.

Now, I'm not saying that TV writers should have the entire plots of multiple-season shows worked out before they even start. I am saying that if one of your show's taglines is "They have a plan," you should, you know, have a plan. BSG had such potential, until it became clear that the writers thought they were Deep or something and saying Important Things about things but didn't bother to come up with a coherent plot or explanations for things. So now, even though their new show sounds good, I Just. Don't. Trust. Them.

I deleted it from the TiVo this morning. More space for the Olympics!

Posted by Kat at February 18, 2010 01:00 PM

Agree 100%. They didn't have a plan and it showed.

Posted by: Kara Shallenberg at February 18, 2010 01:54 PM
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