This post is dedicated to my dear friends Kelly and Sandy, content editors extraordinaire at AOL Television. Without their insistence (and gentle threats of ending their friendships with me if I didn't give the show a chance), I might have missed out on one of the few TV shows my husband and I enjoy together.
- It's not just a sci-fi series. It's a futuristic, political, action-adventure, relationship drama (basically something for everyone) all rolled into one.
- Possibly the best female character ever to appear on primetime is on the series: Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (played by the awesome Katee Sackhoff, right). She's badass, kickass, and smartass -- the kind of woman who can out-do any fellow soldier on the Galactica at just about anything.
- Not that we're shallow, but the series provides plenty of eyecandy for both men and women. The husband predictably likes the leggy Cylon Number Six (Tricia Helfer), while I find Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) most attractive.
- The writing is impressive -- think "Lost" in space. But, thank the gods, there aren't as many nagging mysteries in BSG as there are on our favorite island.
- The ensemble cast is one of the most diverse on television, even if ethnicity on the series itself isn't really an issue. Edward James Olmos has called it the best role of his career.
- It's impossible to be "kind of" into the show. Either you love it or you don't. We're happy we love it.