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on July 26, 2014
I loved Battlestar Galactica, I enjoyed the Caprica movie and really wanted to love the prequel series Caprica (season 1), but Caprica gets too caught up in sub-plots, flashbacks, back stories and feels too much like a cheap daytime soap opera. After the first few episodes, it really starts to drag. I seriously thought about quiting the series but I made myself finish, hoping it would improve. It didn't. The VR subplot dominates much of the series and while interesting at first, it really loses it's appeal after a while. For some reason, I expected a crisper story line about the rise of the Cylons and a lead in to the Cylon wars. Instead, this series plods along at an anemic pace. The story does eventually advance albeit with a whole lot of absurd and unbelievable plot twists. Eric Stoltz, Polly Walker, and Easi Morales are all victims of a mediocre sceenplay. If you have lots of time, and don't mind an insane number of rabbit trails you might enjoy this. I had all I could take to stick it out through one season.