Originally Posted by Matt L
On 1 to 10 scale I'd give a 4.5-5. It held my interest, but other than Eli none of the characters really grabbed me, don't really care if they die or not.
I like your rating, and like you, aside from Eli, I didn't care if anyone died.
The show has good production values. Good special effects (mostly). Good actors (mostly). Decent music. Looks good in HD. But the writing is awful, which is exactly what I was afraid of. These guys just don't have what it takes to create a rich, adult-themed, character-based drama.
They took the visual style of BSG, but left what truly made that show great...the writing. They took the underlying plot of Stargate, but left what made that show fun to watch...the camaraderie and adventure. What we're left with is a show that isn't fun to watch, filled with unlikable/boring/flat characters, and is neither intelligent nor thought-provoking. Worse yet, we're forced to watch them struggle to make it work.
Someone else mentioned it, but it is extremely melodramatic, along with being predictable. Is there anyone who didn't think the Senator would kill himself? Yet we had to sit and watch them come to this inevitable conclusion for however long. And by the way, after he was gone, Rush said that he wouldn't have been his first choice. Really? A guy near death with internal bleeding with no doctors around, and he wouldn't be your first choice? He sure as hell would have been mine. And then the daughter's reaction rang completely false for some reason. And Rush's reaction was even worse. They tried to humanize him, but failed spectacularly. Even Eli's reaction didn't ring true.
But all that being said, if I sat through all seasons of the other Stargate shows, I'll give this one a few more weeks before I drop it.
By the way, anyone else get a strong Sunshine
vibe when they walked out onto the observation deck?
By the way (part 2), anyone else lol when they were flying through the gate in the beginning? I found that hilarious for some reason.
By the way (part 3), it took me a while to place her, but the blonde medic is Black Canary from Smallville.
By the way (part 4), RDA needs to lay off the doughnuts.