Monday, August 24, 2009

The reason I am addicted to "Battlestar Galactica."

There are several reasons why I am addicted to one of the best science fiction shows that I've seen in a long time, a very long time indeed. Not only is the acting incredible, but so is the writing. The writers of this show put so much effort and thought into these characters that I often get confused and frustrated just trying to follow the many story threads they bring up, play with, close up, and open all over again.

Nick and I are currently with our dear friends, Katie and Jesse, at their house, watching Battlestar Galactica. The episode we are on is entitled "Maelstrom," and it is absolutely fascinating.

It follows the current psychological state of one of the show's main characters, Kara Thrace. I must give a very respective salute to Katee Sackhoff, who portrays her character with flawless realism. She is so utterly convincing as a hot-shot pilot that you can't believe what an ass she can be, yet as she goes insane, you cannot help but feel terribly sorry for her.

This episode makes you feel her anger, her turmoil. You want Kara to find peace, to find what she is looking for and to understand what is going on inside her. The episode drags you in and refuses to let you go, especially when it starts to explain what exactly is happening to Miss Kara Thrace. At that point, your hand refuses to touch the remote as you follow Kara from the initial hints of insanity to the very brink of her heart-wrenching maelstrom.

It gets even better when Adama, played by the fantastic Edward James Olmos, breaks down himself.

Someday I can only hope to write like this.

1 comment:

  1. Amen-- oh to have that kind of writing in me.

    Just wait Bree. One day it WILL be us.


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