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‘Caprica’ Sneak Peeks

Caprica

Caprica

Battlestar Galactica has just ended but the BSG world is just beginning. On April 21th the two-hour pilot to the new show Caprica, taken place in the fictional city before the events of the cylons, arrives on DVD and digital download before the series comes in 2010 to SciFi. Here are six sneak peeks plus the trailerof the series that is sure to be just as magical as BSG, the show stars Esai Morales among others.

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Farewell Battlestar, Hello Dollhouse: My Take on the Great Night of TV.

 

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. (more…)

Tonight’s TV Sneak Peeks

Tonight’s TV offers a wide range of options. You have your favorite OCD detective when Mr. Monk takes on the city in the season finale of Monk. You have your favorite observant duo of fake detectives when Cybil Shepherd and Rachel Leigh Cook guest on the season finale of Psych. Plus the sci-fi. Dollhouse of FOX, which I have heard is way better this week. Finally, Battlestar Galactica, this week the final cylon visits Galactica. Should be a great reunion of the Tigh’s. Here are some sneak peeks of all those shows, enjoy staying in and watching great TV. [Side note: I am going to be very busy this weekend skiing! So pardon me for the lack of posts on Sat. and Sun.]

Dollhouse:        

Battlestar Galactica:  

Monk:  

Psych:  

What Did You Think Of Friday the 13th?

I  cannot even remember the last time there was so much original and GOOD TV on a Friday night. Last night we had the always amazing Battlestar Galactica, an awesome Psych, a funny Monk, the little show that still alive Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and finally the premiere of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse

So, what did you watch last night? Did you check out the “actives” or did you go with Monk and Psych? Did you delve into the world of the final cylon Ellen on BSG, or just relaxed to a good scary movie? Sound off below but here is my quick takes on BSG and the premiere of Dollhouse.

Dollhouse

Dollhouse

Dollhouse:  I have heard this over and over again but I have to say it to, it was good, not great. The first episode of the much geek anticipated show did not excite me like I wanted but it did keep me intrigued to see more (and from what I am hearing it only gets better), but I just hope I will get to. FOX’s has promised to air all 13 episodes shot but with the less than 5 million that watched, can they keep that promise? 

Back to the show, I really liked most of it. The look of the show is just great and the house itself is stunning. The acting was great and the characters were likeable. I really loved Adelle Dewitt played by Olivia Williams because she is just the heartless, awesome boss that I always love. It was a good suprise to see Reed Diamond who I have always enjoyed, in the show, and also Amy Acker as the mysterious scared Dr. Claire Saunders. A breakout star for me is Dichen Lachman, who in her only three scenes stole them with her presence and is real asset to the show. The comic relief was of course Topher who is got this child aspect that is so fun. 

The plot of the show was good. I had read the original pilot script last summer and while I see why they went with this episode, I would have done the other. This pilot was much more about what the show will be like in the long run. Self-contained stories, with the side story of Agent Ballard, and a conflict within the house. The previous pilot was much more getting to know the house and players inside it. I liked the story in the episode but at times it was hard to follow and also slow. Overall, it was a solid start I will at least continue watching for the next couple hours.

Battlestar Galactica: What can I ever say about this show? It continues to amaze me each week and this one was no exception. This hour delve mostly into the final cylon Ellen’s life and how she interacts with others. Ellen is such a strong woman and it is funny to see her in a hard place. We found out that she has a very long history with Brother Cavill and she is the highest cylon being and actually created the others along with the other final models. Also we got a little more of backstory into #7, known as Daniel. I still think that he is Starbuck, and somehow escaped number one’s control and changed his looks to Starbuck, but we will see. The final 10 episodes are on a roll and it is almost a month away until the final jump is taking and they fire up their FTL drives one last time.

Holy Frak! “The Oath” was Amazing!

Tonight’s episode of Battlestar Galactica called “The Oath” was frakking fantastic! It was an amazing hour of television and it had everything a hour needs like action, romance, intensity, and heartache. The episode was about Gaeta and Zarek’s mutiny of the fleet and the aftermath that occurs. The event caused the Admiral and the old favorites to team up and save the ship. I will have a full recap and review later today/tomorrow but what did you think?

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

Quick Thoughts on 1/23/09

 

Justin Stephens/Sci-Fi Channel

Photograph: Justin Stephens/Sci-Fi Channel

On Friday I missed most TV but was able to catch Battlestar Galactica, but not Monk, Psych, and Flashpoint. So, as the weekend progresses I will post my thoughts on those shows, but for now here is my quick thoughts, on Battlestar Galactica from last night.

 

This week was definetly not as good, but a some what large margin. But that does not mean I did not like it because I did. The episode had its developments but it was lacking the fast pace that “Sometimes a Great Notion” had. This one was slow, and was mostly centered aroung the goverment which I don’t enjoy that much. There was also no mention of the final cylon except for a brief moment and also no really contact with the cylons at all. This week did have its reveal at the end though. Adama and Roslin are sleeping together and it did bring an emotional element to the show. The other reveal was that Felix is working against Adama now and for the Vice President. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. For me the most exciting part of the series is what is Starbuck, and who is Starbuck?

Now, what did you watch? BSG? Monk and Psych? Friday Night Lights? What did you think?

What I Will Be Watching – January 23rd, 2009

After a big week of TV, the week starts to wind down with always good Friday TV. Friday television is always reliable in a way you can find something good. Here is my favorites on tonight…..

Battlestar Galactica – 10/9c on SciFi After last week’s packed depressing striking episode, BSG is all new tonight in the 10 episode countdown to the journey’s finale. The reveal that the final cylon is Helen Tigh was a shocker but I am sure there are more to come. I still think there are more unknown cylons out there, and maybe Starbuck is one of them. That is my biggest mystery. Tonight, Zareck is still wreaking havoc in the political sense and the cylons still want an agreement with the humans.

Flashpoint – 9/8c on CBS  This show is so compelling. The emotional aspect of the situations are raw and very strong. I love how it happens essentially in real time and the team is great together. This week it is Ed’s old mentor that goes to the SRU and plans to commit suicide. Sounds like it will be pretty crazy.

Monk

Monk – 9/8c on USA  The season after two episodes has been good. Last week’s hour with Bradley Whitford was great and he was hysterical. Tonight, another neighbor of Monk’s befriends him. In previous episodes, he has become smitten with a women and it is happening again. This time he does actually have suspicions of her motives in relation to a murder.

 

Psych – 10/9c on USA  I don’t know. I did not watch last week’s episode because I wasn’t going to get to it and I don’t know if I will ever get to Psych. I love it when I see it I just don’t care when I miss it and I feel bad because I know people in the blogging world love it. I will try to catch it at 1o/9c when the duo investigates arsons.

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