Monday, November 05, 2007

Battlestar Galactica (SEASON 2)

Battlestar Galactica (Season 2)

Season 2 is definitely an improvement over season 1, taking all that season 1 has established, and pushing each concept to the fullest extent. Every idea that could be milked for potential as 45,000 humans escape from an impending cylon fleet has been exploited to the fullest and best extent. The show continues from the season finale of last year and builds up momentum until the midpoint of the season where a three-episode story arc explodes into some of the best television I have seen in recent memory.

After that the show calms down a little into some episodes that almost seem like filler, but rises up again for the somewhat shocking season finale.

The show also contains tons of commentary, from political, governmental, freedom, military, racism, etc.

After watching 2 seaons of Battlestar Galactica, it seems like LOST has been copying them every step of the way.
- An enemy that can infiltrate your ranks and look exactly like you: the Others, Cylons.
- One of those enemies becomes a friendly and gets persecuted coming back to the good side: that one lady on LOST, and that one cylon on BSG.
- Both shows have used flashbacks.
- For a shocking season finale, the whole show flashforwards. (season 2 BSG, season 3 LOST)
- There are more but I can't remember them.


Battlestar Galactica (Season 2): 9.2/10.0

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