Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry


Anyone out there watching Caprica?

Anyone besides fanfromfla and lark_about watching Lost?


Feb. 8th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Well, Caprica is billed as a prequel which shows the beginnings of the Cylons, who'll be involved (at least at the start) in a war to the death with humanity in BSG. Normally when they decide to write a prequel to a successful show, it helps your understanding and enjoyment to know the original show before you go back and watch its seeds, as it were. But I really don't think it matters in here. There's only one character (so far at least) who'll carry over into BSG; in Caprica you see the child who'll grow up into Admiral Adama, and at the moment I'm having a hard time buying even that. Of course, maybe there'll be a "road to Damascus" moment somewhere down the line....

I'll probably stick with Caprica out of mild curiousity, but I think the story's poorly told and none of the actors are compelling (even Eric Stoltz, whom I like). But if you decide to watch Caprica, no matter how you feel about it, don't let it stop you from giving BSG a try.

Oh, one more thing. There's also something called The Plan, which basically looks at BSG from the Cylons' point of view. It wasn't a series; just a two-hour special. That was very good, but you should on no account watch it before you watch BSG, because it's filled with spoilers.

Sorry for such a long answer to a seemingly simple question, lol!
Feb. 8th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
First of all, I love lengthy answers - second of all, sweetie, you get bonus points for mentioning Eric Stoltz (I've had quiet a crush on him for years now lol).

I remember that I saw a couple of episodes of BSG and my reaction to it was to bounce every five minutes with "omg I love this actor! he/she was in [insert show]!" - I've been meaning to give it a shot but never got around to it. I'll put my name on the list at the public library for the season 1 DVD box :p
Feb. 8th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
I paid absolutely no attention to BSG when it was on the air, and basically skipped over posts about the show with a yawn. Good thing, too, because when I finally got curious (just as the show was ending and there were all these articles raving about it) I hadn't been spoiled. So I got the first season on DVD, watched it, and was absolutely hooked. I then ran out and bought all the DVD boxed sets and would come home every night from work and watch two or three episodes. The whole thing, start to finish, is one long story arc (like Lost, or Oz), and I love dramatic shows that are written that way. The West Wing was like that too, of course, but it didn't have the same kind of on-the-edge-of-your-seat intensity about it.
Feb. 8th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
Aaaah The West Wing... I watched it only on DVD, one season at a time... good memories *g*

I tried Oz last weekend and no, it's definitely not my thing - waaaaay too violent for me. Too bad, because I really like Christopher Meloni, but I didn't even last two episodes before I gave up on the show.

I agree with you: for the long story arcs, I like waiting on some show in order to watch a whole season - Dexter and True Blood for instance.