June 27, 2012
Sorry it has been a bit since my last blog but I have been a bit busy.
And when I say busy I mean busy being addicted to “Battlestar Galactica.”
It started out innocently enough; I was watching “Breaking Bad” and had reached the fourth season. I was waiting patiently for Netflix to send me the first disc but it seems like Netflix only has one set of discs and someone is hogging it. So instead of getting “Breaking Bad,” Netflix sent me “Battlestar Galactica,” which was next on my list.
I watched the beginning miniseries in one night and was hooked. I watched the first four episodes of season one the next night. Then when I got the next disc of season one, it was cracked. I was pretty disappointed. I was really looking forward to watching “Battlestar” that night. So I signed up for the instant streaming because all of the episodes of “Battlestar” are on there. And then, when I had all 76 episodes at my fingertips, I got really addicted.
Ladies and gentlemen, I finished the entire series of “Battlestar Galactica” in two weeks. It is possible that on one of my off days during that stretch when I really didn’t have anything I needed to do, I watched 14 hours of it. And on another off day, I had to make a to-do list and make sure I crossed something off it before watching another episode. (I might have cheated and put make to-do list on the to-do list.)
It was so addicting. It was so easy just to hit play on the next episode. I had no idea I would like it as much as I did. I haven’t liked a drama this much since “Lost.” And I was a huge “Lost” fan. The writing is great, I loved all the characters and was sad when it came to the end and I didn’t have any more to watch.
I know I’m not the only one who found “Battlestar” completely addicting. IFC’s “Portlandia” did a pretty funny episode about it and this clip comes close to summing up how I was.
Now I didn’t ignore my job, but I most definitely ignored a call or two while watching it.
If you like good writing and character development, you should watch it. Don’t let its sci-fi roots scare you; there aren’t any weird aliens in it. Some robots but no aliens. It is good, I promise.
I still haven’t been able to get that first disc of season 4 “Breaking Bad,” but luckily AMC has been reshowing that season late at night and my DVR thoughtfully recorded it for me. Take that whoever is hogging all the “Breaking Bad” season 4 on Netflix. So I should be caught up in time for start of season 5.
Although … the entire series of the “Battlestar” spinoff “Caprica” is on Netflix Instant.