Aside from the mini-series, I didn't really find the series to be very interesting except for the times where they were "borrowing" off Xenogears/Saga.
Problems I had with the series:
1. Too much tragedy happened to the characters; it got to the point where I was just thinking "really? Seriously?" It was so much that it became humerous, even when it was clearly not the intention of the writers to be humerous.
2. It didn't get to the point, they would start the story of an episode, and then it would be half finished. It made a lot of the episodes feel kind of crappy and pointless, and the onlty reason why they existed was so that they could provide back story for later episodes. The whole sturcture seemed one big mess. Too much teasing for stuff that happens way later.
3. Lots of blatant trashiness for the purpose of being trashy. Whenever the story was getting boring, they would insert scenes that were supposed to be shocking and horrid. All that managed to do for me was make me feel how poor the writers were that they had to fall back on trashy scenes to make their show interesting.
4. While I really liked some of the characters (Helo and Athena, Ty, William Adama), I found others to be boring (Fat Chief, and most of the rest of the cast), and it seemed that they would often focus on these characters in filler episodes which served mostly to give some backstory for a later episode.
5. Speaking of filler episodes, there seemed to be many of them after the first season or so. I liked the parts where they focused on Helo and Athena a lot, but then they kept focusing on other more boring characters.
Don't get me wrong, there were some fantastic episodes in the series (mostly the very early ones), but I found that 90% of the episodes were bad, and nothing really happened in them. I feel like I wasted lots of time watching them and would have done better just watching selected episodes with Wikipedia or IMDB to read notes for a bit of backstory on them. I am finding this to be a big problem with TV shows nowadays, in the 90's, even TV shows about nothing (Seinfeld) had a lot more happen in them.
My problem is that this show received a lot of praise, but I was very much underwhelmed by it; and I did watch the entire series.
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