Battlestar Galactica from

Friday was the mid-season ender of Battlestar Galactica and I just saw it on my DVR.  No spoilers but if you want, you can read about it on Salon’s website.

The show is still good and the series wrapping up at the end of this season is a good thing.  But I have a tough time watching the show.  No matter what happens, people die, their situation gets worse, and each episode ends with “do we shoot ourselves now or wait till next week?”

It’s like reading a good Harlan Ellison story because each episode is gritty and tough but still satisfying.  It’s very anti Gene Roddenberry; Battlestar Galactica is the space opera equivalent of HBO’s Oz.  At the end of each chapter the characters are still in a really bad place.

I can’t wait to see how the series ends.