Unimatrix Zero wrote:
Not really. BSG (the new one) is incredibly depressing, there's very little humor in it and even though we own the box set, I have yet to rewatch it because it's such a downer. Star Trek was never like that, and I wouldn't want it to be.
This is spot on. Some of us cannot stomach the latest trend to Emo-ize every TV show.
Ugh, can we please make a distinction between 'Depressing' and 'Emo'?
Not everything that's negative, that shows an unhappy side to the human condition, that expresses angsty emotions is 'Emo'.
Something's only Emo if you have no legitimate reason to be depressed and emotional, which the cast of BSG clearly did.
It's true though, BSG is less rewatchable than other shows because it's less fun. It had its share of humorous scenes but most of the series is a constant stream of death.