14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
One of the few shows worth watching,
This review is from: Battlestar Galactica - Season One (DVD)
I have to disagree with R. Yonemoto; this is a show that holds up very well to repeated viewing. It has some of the best writing and acting on TV and it features an intriguing continuing storyline that is a welcome break from the formulaic procedurals that dominate the TV landscape.
Ron Moore has turned a cheesy Star Wars rip-off into a dark tale about humanity's struggle for survival against its own creations. The story is intense, compelling, and very thought-provoking. It is not mindless entertainment like most other TV shows.
Unlike most sci-fi, Battlestar Galactica truly resonates with the viewer because it focuses on human interactions and emotions, and technobabble is thankfully kept to a minimum. All the characters are layered, complex, and real. The show explores human nature and real issues rather than forgettable planet/alien of the week storylines of other sci-fi shows.
These are some of the reasons why many critics feel the new Battlestar Galactica is one of the best shows on TV, not just simply a great sci-fi series.