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Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

Last night was just full of great TV. Friday TV has never been a place for good television in a long time but this particular night was really good. The only thing that would have made it better would be a new episode of CBS’s great police drama Flashpoint.  March 20th, marked the end of arguably one of the most successful basic cable or sci-fi shows ever. The series was a show that showed us really human conflicts and battle in a world that was not our own or so we thought.

Battlestar Galactica made me cry, laugh, and in the end wish it wasn’t over because it brought a fulfilling but sometimes underwhelming and sometimes overwhelming ending.  The series finale entitled “Daybreak” tied up almost all the lose ends but in a way left them all to your imagination. Some of the biggest mysterious were not solved but only hinted at to make your own ending to the characters. As the name of the show suggests the episode was about the ship, Battlestar Galactica, and when the ship was done, the show was also. The ship was retired and the show drifted off in the distance. Also as the episode title pronounces, in the end the characters that survived all got happy endings with each one of them writing there own endings. I loved the second hour of the episode. The photography was brilliant, I loved how they found their way back to the ultimate ending on Earth and the characters were all happy with it. 

The biggest mystery for me going into the finale was Starbuck, what was she and did she really die? That was partially answered she did die and she did fulfill her destiny. “Kara Thrace: the harbinger of death, and will lead them all to their end.” She did lead them all to their end on Earth , and then poof she was gone. I believe she did die on Earth and was only brought back by the gods to fufill her destiny and when she did she went back to the heavens. Overall, I was very pleased with the end result but that final scene, should never had been there, mistake.

Another show that I was really pleased with and wish was this good all time was a show by Joss Whedon.

Tahmoh Penikett; Dollhouse

Tahmoh Penikett; Dollhouse

Dollhouse  was not a show I was a fan of for the first five episodes. Really the only reason I kept with the show was the proclamation from Joss Whedon that episode six was the “game changer.” That proclamation was sorta right, while I do not feel it was game changing, it was a vast improvement and was an example of what this show should be.

The episode felt like the pilot. It had everything the original pilot had. The original had a meeting of Echo aka Caroline and Agent Ballard, and in this episode it was just as good. The plot is strong right now. I love Adelle Dewitt aka Olivia Willams a lot and love how she is getting a lot more to do with the story. I am always attractive to the hard hitting female boss story-line that is conflict between the higher ups and the people she watches.  I loved the reveal that Mellie is a doll. I cannot wait for the episode where Ballard realizes it and how his world be shaken to the core. Also great in the episode is the Alpha story-line. I just cannot wait until it is revealed who he is. And the cherry on the top of the episode was the hilarious Patton Oswalt. So funny even in a dark episode.


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