Friday, November 17, 2006

a question about Battlestar Galactica

Why is anyone still watching Battlestar Galactica? Does someone actually enjoy watching disaster after disaster, interspersed with cruel points of false hope followed by some new horror, in an ever darkening and more disheartening world swirling inevitably by tortuous stages into a vortex of despair and hopelessness? What the hell is wrong with you people? Do you just have a visceral hatred for the characters of the show or do you suffer from a wider, deeper abiding hatred of mankind in general? Either way, you Galactica fans all need to get some professional help.

Now don't get me wrong; I don't always demand happy endings, but there has to be some point, some redeeming feature of a narrative. The message of Galactica, "Everything sucks and then everything gets worse and no matter what you do you can't make anything better and then you die horribly, betrayed by those you trusted most" is not a redeeming message. There is no light at the end of this tunnel folks. If you think the grotesque sadist who write those scripts are ever going to come out with any kind of happy ending, you are deluding yourself. Drop the remote and step away from the television. Nothing good will come of this wreckage of a TV series.

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