I was unable to make it past five minutes of the pilot. I was literally starting to convulse. So, no SGU for me.
Literally, eh? If a TV show makes you literally
convulse, you either need to take TV less seriously or consult a physician. Or both.
Or you could just use the word literally properly.
It was unwatchable garbage. If they wanted to jettison the silly-nonsense tone of Stargate, that's fine, but they do need to replace it with something good instead. They were trying to ape the gritty realism of nuBSG, and they failed. Utterly.
...this isn't a forum for Jersey Shore, so that's not the show being bashed to shreds here.
At first, you're absolutely right, they tried way too hard to be dark and gritty and failed. But the show did
find it's footing and was certainly not unwatchable garbage by the second season.
And SGU is definitely not being bashed to shreds here. More of the comments in this thread have been positive than negative.
If I recall Temis only watched the first hour of the pilot or something like that, which is like saying the TNG is absolute garbage after just watching Encounter at Farpoint.
There where a few ropey episodes in s1 like when they used them damn stones but it really started to find its feet in S2 and is a great shame it was cancelled although ironicaly it did have a great ending to the show and to the franchise itself.