Originally Posted by clevername
yep, the dismissive "go watch your pew pew lasers" comments in this thread and other places in the internet this season have been needlessly insulting.
All some of us want is a plot that moves forward and characters that make sense. Some of you make it sound like we're sacrificing action for all this great character development when from where many of us sit we're sacrificing great character development and plot for redundant character development and inconsistent character development with time running out to tie up the plot (and God forbid we actually want answers).
I don't care if there's another shot fired, all I want is good storytelling.
I think if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that this series has been fantastic
storytelling. TV just don't get no better than this, frankly. But the bellyachin' has been a little much. This show has developed its characters and maintained their core personalities and motivations even while showing necessary growth better than any show I can remember. If you want to see the opposite, try 'Heroes' where the cast changes motivations and entire personalities from week to week.
The thing to remember is this is basically one man's vision, augmented by some amazingly creative people. They got to tell the story they wanted to tell, and end it on their terms. I have no doubt that had the ratings been 5-7 million/week, like 'Closer' for example, we would have had a richer, more vibrant show with a lot more vfx and more of the space battles that some tune in for (and little else, apparently). But they always had to work with what they had, and it was amazing what they were able to do considering the constraints of being a little seen (even if much praised) cablenet show.
So the ending is coming up, and guess what? It won't satisfy everybody. I have no doubt that no matter what happens, we'll be subjected to several posters whining about how awful it was and how it just didn't measure up to.... well, they don't quite know but they do know it should have been better, dadgumit!
And that's the thing. This is one guy's vision, not yours. I'm perfectly happy to let him tell the story he wants to tell and I'm quite sure I'm going to frakkin' love it no matter how or even if all the major plotlines are resolved to my high-fallutin' satisfaction. I'm just grateful we got something this good to enjoy and talk about these last 6 years. Judging by the anemic ratings, and the comments from some here who just never got what the show was really about, it's more than we deserved.