"Caprica" is dead. And I can't say I didn't expect it.
I just never thought it was very good. It was a slow-moving melodrama with very little payout for the time we spent watching it.
The plight of the Graystone family didn't move me. I found little there to identify with. Daniel Graystone is a man with a vision, who we are led to believe will stop at nothing to achieve it.
But is he the villain? Anti-hero? I can't tell. He's too dull. His wife is only a little more interesting. But her storyline isn't.
Early on, I did feel for Joseph Adama. He lost his wife and daughter, and fell into depression. And due to that depression was losing his son.
He despised the mafia-esque life he of which he belonged. But then came to embrace that life. I never found that change of viewpoint credible.
In the episodes screened this season, the character has been downplayed considerably, with it seeming they didn't know what to do with him after they resolved the New Cap City storyline.
The only character I found myself liking week-to-week was Sam Adama, the mob enforcer. And if I miss anything of "Caprica," it will be his storyline, in wanting to support the resistance back home on Tauron. Maybe that was the plot that was going to kick the show into high gear.
I never worshiped at the altar of NuBSG, so I was never devoted to "Caprica." To me it was just another genre show, and not a very good one. I recorded it every week, but it was a chore to watch. A show shouldn't be a chore.
Here's hoping "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" is better
The Walking Dead
There isnt a lot of genre programming on the air this season, but we are lucky. A genre series is probably one of the best new shows of the season. Of course I'm talking about "The Walking Dead."
Set in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, we follow a group of survivors in their quest to do just that -- survive. While zombies are a continuing presence, the meat of this show is in the characters. They come across as human.
If you think the title refers to the zombies, think again. The world as they know it is dead, and these people are going through the motions, trying to live on a dead world. They are outnumbered, with dwindling resources. Theyre only hope is each other.
Humanity couldnt keep it together before the end of the world. How can they now?
The first season is only six episodes, so this season will be character building above all else. We are learning about these characters, knowing we may lose one at a moments notice. But don't fear, there's plenty of zombie fun too.
I am glad that AMC renewed this show for a second season, because I am enjoying this world. And if they are true to the premise, we are in for some truly depressing times ahead for these characters. I think it's going to be fun.
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