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30 Days of Television #3: Your favorite new show (aired this TV season) [Jun. 18th, 2010|07:41 pm]
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Only seen a few new shows this year, Archer, K9 Adventures, Happy Town, and far and away the best has been Stargate: Universe.

Let me say, to begin it started slow. It wasn't bad, and it was trying to be realistic, but it didn't quite grab me. It's taken time to grow on me, in fact it was only around episodes 14-15 that I started to really like it, prior to that I merely thought it was good. And now, with episode 20, I'm actively hanging out for more.

I've only every seen bits of the original Stargate series, which seemed fun, and I saw all of Stargate: Atlantis which was dumb but enjoyable enough to keep me going, but Stargate: Universe, even when I wasn't enjoying it as much as I am now, was good.

More importantly, it's Star Trek: Voyager done right. In SGU there are genuine issues with food and water, there are problems with the ship, there's real conflict, disagreements, bad decisions, and all these things have consequences. And on top of that, you have an ongoing power struggle between the military and the civilian sections of the crew. None of these people want to be here, and they aren't happy about it or having a good time.

All up, good stuff.

[User Picture]From: fuschia17
2010-06-18 02:11 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with you about this show being slow burn, but I'm pretty interested now.

I haven't seen any of the other series prior to this one, and maybe that's an advantage? this is a lot less fanciful, and one of the reasons I've been patient with this show is I liked the approach - they're not shiny happy and the issues are dealt with interestingly. And yes, there's conflict but it's not in your face, it's more subtle the way people would actually be. While I have some characters I would be happy to see a lot less of (hmmm Chole anyone?) mostly it keeps me engaged and interested.

That's interesting also what you say about Star Trek; Voyager. That's the only Star Trek series I've seen a few full episodes of. Prior to that I'd only ever seen snatches of other series episodes. Don't remember enough about it to compare it now but I did like it a lot at the time.
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[User Picture]From: ghoath
2010-06-20 12:10 am (UTC)
A realistic Voyager, I like that idea.
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