Anybody that follows me on Twitter will be keenly aware that I have recently been watching Battlestar Galactica. For a while there it was like I'd type several tweets for each episode that I have been watching back-to-back. Most of them revolving around my love for Mary McDonnell as President Roslin. Man oh man how great is McDonnell? (Also, how bad was Man O Man "back in the day"? Aw). I have read for years how people thought she had been robbed of Emmy love and only now do I finally realise why.
Watching Battlestar Galactica these days is, however, a tricky prospect. I have only just completely season two with it's crazy jump at the end, which I did not see coming at all. So many people have written about Battlestar over the past few years that I am constantly worried I am going to come across something I don't want to. I want to go into this series as blind as possible, which is so very very hard. It's all very Blair Witch Project; "I'm scared to Google, I'm scared to IMDb." I was even worried about finding the picture up there of McDonnell since other images may have appeared alongside it showing stuff that I didn't want spoiled.
I am hopefully going to acquire season three very soon (John Richards, are you hearing me?!), which will help calm me. Watching the show a few years after it originally aired though is tough. I wanna talk to people about it, but - as I have already mentioned - I am wary of spoilers. I do wonder though, is the Dr. Gaius/Number 6 storyline the least interesting to everybody else? Does anybody else not like Chief as much as I do? Is President Roslin the greatest fictional President ever?
I'm glad I'm watching it the way I am though. The (multiple) networks that screened the show here did it such a horrible way that I never would have been able to keep up. And, in all honestly, I don't know how anybody watched this show from week to week and managed to keep their sanity. I need to move on to the next episode straight away! I'd just crumble from the anticipation of it all.