post #1851 of 1855
11/16/09 at 11:46am
Just finished a first-time viewing marathon myself, so the above is quoted (and thread resurrected) for truth. It was like watching an 80 hour movie; there were slow parts, and there were bad parts, but they all fell away in the grand sweep of one amazing story that culminated in just about the most emotionally satisfying finale of a work of fiction I've ever experienced.
I think maybe the aniticipation of having to wait between episodes and seasons might put some people in a postion to impose their own expectations on the story. Watching the series straight through, I was caught up in the flow of the narrative, and never found myself trying to predict where it was taking me. The richly rewarding experience of watching BSG (and before that The Wire) in this way may have forever put me off watching television drama in serialized weekly installments.
Having read through most of the last few pages of this thread, I am resisting the urge to dredge up some of the arguments about the finale. Suffice it to say, the finale was flawed, but absolutely brilliant, and anyone who disagrees is a stupid fucking faggot.