Sunday, May 22, 2011

Caprica Season 1.5

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Caprica Season 1.5 - 2 out of 5

While the first half of the only season of the the prequel to Battlestar Galactica had some promise and aired a few good episodes (mostly the pilot), the final half of the season just become a tangled mess.

Towards the end of season 1.0, episodes didn't do much except drag out the ridiculously thin premise the producers dug themselves into (mainly that being the idea of Daniel Graystone putting Zoey's avatar into a Cylon body and then Zoey wanting to get out) but this final half of the show's only season sees a little more going on in the story department as Zoey is now free of her robotic body and running wild in the Holoband with her fellow terrorist attack victim turned avatar, Joesph Adama's daughter; Tamara. The final half of the series also focuses on the activities of the terrorist organization that believes in the one god and how they ended up getting their hands on buttloads of Cylons (a whole bunch of Cylons? That should have been the focus the entire series.) All the while this is going on, the same stuff is still boiling. Things like the growing tension between Daniel Graystone and Joseph Adama. Ultimately, the show ends with Cylons becoming a part of society, technology being developed for the "skin jobs" we loved from Battlestar Galactica and the gospel of the one true god starting to get in the audio inputs of those war-loving toasters.

As I said before, this season was just a mess as it started to feel like too much was going on (it's like the producers realized their time was up and they tried to get everything in) and the final episode is the only real episode to watch. In fact, even the final episode felt piled up and crammed together. Had they stretched the activities going on in this half of the season to reach the entire series, the show may have been easier to watch and made it past a single season. However, it didn't work out that way.

When it began, I had high hopes for Caprica but after it was all over, I think my hopes may have been too high.

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