31 Day Challenge: Battlestar Galactica, Day 8: Least Favorite Season

Well, I’m at work today (I’m working three weekends of midnight shifts this month, yay) and realized two things: 1) I almost forgot to do this and 2) I didn’t have a similar post the last time I did this challenge. So this is fresh and shiny and new! Also, if any of this sounds disjointed and weird or if it ends abruptly, just know that my brain is exhausted, so you’ll have to forgive me.

Anyway, although I was just as bothered by the final season of Game of Thrones as nearly everyone else was, it wasn’t the first time I’d been disappointed by the writers of a television show. There’s a lot to dislike about the resolution to Battlestar Galactica, but my main issue with it was, like with GoT, how poorly resolved it was. Character arcs were kind of completed (I loved Roslin’s and Tyrol’s), but it became this bizarre cautionary tale at the end, with the head versions of Six and Baltar being angels or something, watching the story replay in modern times. And, I mean, I get that, since a major theme was “everything that is happening has already happened and will happen again,” but it was just framed so hamfistedly that it felt very much like an after-school special.

Honestly, I tend to block out most of what happened in the fourth season because the three previous ones were so much better, but you know, I may actually go back and watch it again before the month is over. So … you may be getting a few supplemental posts about it once August starts. And that’s really all I have to say, which is odd because I kind of expected that I’d be a little more tirade-y about it. Oh, well.

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