Are You Frakkin' Kidding Me?

Maybe I'm about to spoil the BSG finale, though I'm going to tap dance around as much as I can. If you can't stand the possibility of spoilers, please stop reading.

[I'm serious: if spoilers irritate you, stop reading]

[I'm not kidding...]

[This means you, fangirls and boys...]

[This is your last warning...]

[New command: Rant]

Angels? Really? 'Cause I thought the Deus ex Machina taken quite that literally went out of style a few centuries ago.

Even though a lot of the last BSG episode was satisfying - that they didn't feel the need to do happy endings for everyone, for example, or the reappearance of the old Cylons, the sweet use of the old show's theme, some good sci-fi blow up and even a little fight twist, there was a lot that left me irritated. Angels, for one. Or at least one Viper flying angel. And most of the 11 minutes past the hour.

Ugh. I feel like I was prostelitized to. I feel a little dirty. And that's not helping me cope with the plunge I'm taking in my March Madness pool.

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Aigh.

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ash said...

I am trying to be positive about the finale. As you note, there were some satisfying moments and kick-ass battle scenes. But I feel like only the Adama-Roslin storyline resolved itself in a satisfactory manner. I agree with a critic (I forget who) that I read on another site: Starbuck deserved better. Period. That alone is almost unforgivable. (That and leaving my beloved Hottie McHott in a vat of goo and flying him into the sun. Sniff.)

I keep telling myself that series finales almost always suck. I think it's just hard to pull off in a way that does justice to the stories and characters and pleases the fans. But no matter how much slack I try to cut last night's episode, I'm still disappointed. I think us geeks deserved better. Like a semi-coherent narrative, one that did not have plot holes you could drive a truck through. Ron Moore, like the Cylons, apparently never had "a plan." He was just making that shit up as he went along. I don't know why I expected it to be otherwise, but I did. So I was left with a bad taste in my mouth.

March 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

This interview helped me feel a little bit better about things, but only a very little bit. What frustrated me most, though, was the forced "messaging" of things combined with a system that abandons its own rules because it is convenient.

I have a sneaking suspicion this is how "Lost" is going to go, and so I've already stopped with it. I don't like shows that invite you to guess their mystery but that don't apply any rules to how that mystery works. "Lost" is like that. And sadly, the very last episode of BSG was like that for me, though the show generally wasn't.

March 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM
ash said...

Annalee Newitz (who I mostly love) just posted a far kinder assessment at io9. I applaud her effort to tease out some meaning from the finale. She is a better fan than I!

March 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM