Originally Posted by Sneezy
Right. I'm cautiously optimistic but not holding my breath.
Who knows? Maybe the wife will actually like this one...if it goes the way way the trailers seem to point.
My wife will not watch it if they continue to use the word "frak" as freely as they did on BSG. I know everyone here loves it, but when they are using it literally 20 times (an average of once every 2 minutes) during the show, it becomes a bit ridiculous and laughable....
That is my opinion if they want to be taken seriously by non-sci-fi fans
such as my wife and several friends who I tried (unsuccessfully) to get into BSG....about 5 "fraks" later and they were laughing too hard at how stupid it was that it no longer mattered how good the show was. From then on anytime I mentioned BSG I was greeted with "Yeah, that's a great frakking show...hahahaha!!! Enjoy the frakking show, you frakking loser....hahahaha! frak frak frak frak!!"
And that is not an exaggeration of how things went. Again IMO, you cannot make a serious show set in a sci-fi universe and expect to win over non-sci-fi fans if you are constantly throwing ridiculous words at them that will cause them to dismiss the show outright. Maybe tone it down to one or two "fraks" in an episode instead of 20. Really, saying "What the hell" has as much impact as "What the frak" and saying "Damn you" has as much impact as saying "frak you" but without the laughability. Or they could just grow a pair like Comedy Central and FX and actually just swear in it outright.