Okay, guys, this is a spin-off of a recent topic that came up in the BSG thread, but pretty much shares a common audience, and I thought deserved its own thread. Here are the posts/exchanges that led into it:
So that's how we got here. On the very most general level, I tend to think of BSG as the more 'intelligent' show, and Lost as the more 'fun' show, and while I tend to disagree with moob as to the second half of Lost Season 3 which I enjoeyd a great deal (with a few notable exceptions, like The Adventures of Nikki and Paolo), I'm trying to see if there is a consensus between both shows among us, to help us delineate the strengths and weakenesses of each.
Chance favors the prepared mind
Originally Posted by vfxproducer /forum/post/14165091
Yes. You'd think that it would have been addreesed somehow, with even just a throwaway line, but nothing so far. One of the many inconsistencies from the writer's room.
Originally Posted by archiguy /forum/post/14165153
Before condemning them for their "inconsistencies", why not just wait and see how that character, as well as other "neglected" plotlines, unfolds? The writers may have scheduled that plot development for later in the season. After all, they had plenty of fish to fry in the run-up to the mid-season finale, and only 42 minutes a week to do it in. Have a little patience; they seldom disappoint.
Originally Posted by vfxproducer /forum/post/14166697
I'd say they dissapoint about 20% of the time, actually. They do far better than most TV shows, but not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.
Originally Posted by archiguy /forum/post/14167125
Huh. I find I'm virtually never disappointed with this show. I never said it was perfect, but as far as television is concerned, it comes closer than about any series in recent memory not named LOST, IMO. Many times I've closed an episode thinking how lucky we are that it even got made in this day and age when quality is consistently sacrificed for ratings share.
Originally Posted by philw1776 /forum/post/14169015
I'll take your 20% and raise to 60%, STILL better than most everything except LOST. Love the cast of BSG. Gonna miss 'em.
Originally Posted by moob /forum/post/14169313
What season of Lost? Season 1 was on the same level of BSG, but seasons 2 and most of 3 were just awful. Season 4 was nearly where one was (I absolutely loved the Desmond episode).
But I think BSG will probably go down as the best show on television as far as I'm concerned, so I'm probably biased.
There are some craptastic episodes of BSG though. Black Market, Woman King and A Day in the Life come to mind. The only episode of season 4 I didn't love was Sine Qua Non.
Originally Posted by loco /forum/post/14169544
Totally agree, moob. BSG has been consistently better than Lost, IMHO. I thought Seasons 2 and 3 of Lost were almost all horrible with the exception of maybe 5 or 6 episodes. Season 4 was very good and drew me back in, but I'll never really forgive Lost for Season 2 especially. The Tailies. LOL, let's introduce a bunch of new characters and then kill them all off!
I do think BSG faltered in the middle of Season 3, though, mostly the standalones. A Day in the Life was the worst ep of the series, I think. However, it recovered nicely for the last four episodes, and I've loved Season 4 so far. Sine Qua Non was unfortunate, though. A lot of people didn't like The Road Less Travelled but I did, mainly because I really enjoy Leoben doing his mindfrak thing.
What both shows do exceedingly well when they're on their games is throw their audiences for a loop with some unexpected twist that turns everything on its head. And you don't get the impression it's done just for the sake of surprise, but that it's just a natural progression of the story.
If you guys don't mind, I think this topic warrants being the basis of its own dedicated thread, so I'd like to co-opt what Arch and VFXproducer started, and Moob and Loco expanded upon. We've got a week to kill until July 4th rolls around, and as an active poster with regard to both shows, its pretty clear to me that these series share a common audience around here. So to give both shows an equal footing, I'm going to 'rip' this to a whole new thread so that it has a singular focus, and call it "BSG vs. Lost, The Battle of the Sci-fi/Drama Bands."
So that's how we got here. On the very most general level, I tend to think of BSG as the more 'intelligent' show, and Lost as the more 'fun' show, and while I tend to disagree with moob as to the second half of Lost Season 3 which I enjoeyd a great deal (with a few notable exceptions, like The Adventures of Nikki and Paolo
Chance favors the prepared mind