Sunday, March 22, 2009

Couch potato

I spent most of yesterday on the couch - and enjoyed it.

The morning was for Anime - Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, Black Lagoon and Blood Plus - but the afternoon? Oh, yeah, baby! A Battlestar Galactica marathon that went into the night and finished with the direct-via-satellite final movie-length episode.

I freely confess I watched the original series as a kid and to see Richard Hatch as a... well, was he a villain, or was he simply representing a lot of people in the fleet? Sure, his methods sucked and he was a master manipulator, but he'd fought the Cylons for a long time. I guess what mattered was the way in which he tried to enforce his ideology. With Zarek and Adama so set in their ways, conflict - major conflict - was bound to happen and end with one of them dead.

What I liked about the series was the continuity in the personalities. Not one deviated. Action, reaction. They were who they were. Some characters grew, some did not - just like real life.

And the end suited the series: well planned in advance and a well executed finish. No, oh-the-series-is-ending-we-must-think-of-something! The seeds were well sown in the previous series.

I'm gonna hafta watch it again.

So. Say. We. All.

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