Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Smoke If You Got 'Em

While I didn't find the last season of the SyFy Channel's Peabody Award winning Battlestar Galactica completely satisfying, I was hooked for its entire run. Like Mad Men, the writing was top-notch and explored complex themes relevent to a contemporary audience. Also (and I say this while ducking), as much as I love January Jones, my vote for television's most sexy blond still goes to Trisha Helfer as the iconic "Number Six."

Season One of Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, officially started last Friday with a rebroadcast of the pilot episode. A prequel, Caprica is set 58 years before the original show and concerns itself with the events surrounding the creation of a race of machines that will ultimately revolt against their human inventors.

I bring this up because whenever someone unfamiliar with Mad Men tries to describe it, they invariably list the time-period in which it's set, the clothes worn by the characters and, more often than not, the fact that everyone "smokes all the time." Interestingly, this description could also apply to Caprica. These generic similiarities even promoted one reviewer to write a piece on the new series titled: "Caprica: Like Mad Men with Robots."

...Full Post at Basket of Kisses

No comments: