Battlestar Graylactica: Eleven Days From Glory
Somewhere in the world the team of Battlestar Galactica creators is burning Shonda Rhimes in effigy. Either that or seeing their collective therapists.
Because I kid you not, tonight's episode of BSG had the grave misfortune to follow the Grey's Anatomy Shocking Three-Parter! by a mere eleven days.
Just eleven days after Rhimes "did something brave" on her show, the folks at BSG DID THE EXACT SAME FRAKKIN' THING.
>>Heroine with Mommy Issues: check
>>Heroine flirts with death and in the process resolves said Mommy Issues through a touching conversation with her dead mother: check
>>Heroine is 'dead' at the end of the episode: check
>>Rest of Cast weeps copiously for their Emmy reels: check
So there I was, sprawled on the couch, and instead of wailing for Starbuck and her stove-in ship I was not so happily reliving the events of Gray's and knowing that Starbuck will Be With Us again. Oh, and about that stove-in ship....look, gal, I'm happy you got to hug it out with mama. I understand your wish to die. In fact I felt much the same thing about 23 minutes into this show when it looked like some Lost writers had been trapped in your production offices, what with the jumpy flashcuts, the characters who think that the only response to someone who has all the answers is yelling, and the
I can't shake the feeling that somewhere on the West Coast there are pods of very happy analysts with TV-writer clients who hate their mommies and daddies. I do wish they'd gin up some type of cure, though. The rest of us are getting mighty tired of sitting through these family squabbles. And yearning for the days when the Cylons were the bad guys.
Sorry, BSG. It must truly bite nails to have your thunder stolen by a night-time soap opera.