Posts tagged with "optimism" - Faerye Net 2008-12-01T22:47:25+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Battlestar Galactica strikes back 2008-12-01T22:47:25+00:00 2008-12-01T22:48:27+00:00 <p><a href="">Season 2</a> of <em>Battlestar Galactica</em> disappointed me. &#8220;Disappointed me&#8221; is a weak term. It took all my trust and affection and wrung them out of me, then pressure-washed the floor to make sure no traces stained the concrete. Only Fox&#8217;s Cancellation Department (motto: You like it? We kill it!) has ever used TV against me to better effect. So when people said Season 3 was good, I laughed cynically and ran away. When Ryan said he was going to watch it, I performed last rites just in case. When he told me it was &#8216;awesome&#8217;, I told him, &#8220;I&#8217;ll let you sing your canary song from a leeeetle deeper in that mineshaft.&#8221;</p> <p>But Ryan knows me very well. He knows that I love Lucy Lawless, that I&#8217;m insatiably curious, and that I love a good space battle. He bought the premiere in HD. And here I am again, with that horrible tooth-grinding narrative tension settled in my bones. That lean forward from the couch so easily readopted. We&#8217;re so weak, we humans. (I mean, Joss Whedon is <em>working</em> with Fox again. We are a weak species.) Please, <span class="caps">BSG</span>, keep rocking. I don&#8217;t think I can heal again. I&#8217;m taking you back, but don&#8217;t break my heart.</p>