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January 23, 2006

The Best Show On Television?

Okay, what are all you guys and gals watching this season? Into Lost? 24?

I dig 24, although I haven't caught up on all the episodes yet (I DON'T HAVE TIME!!!). But, as longtime readers of Garfield Ridge know, I feel that the best show on television right now is the new Battlestar Galactica.

I've pestered Ace about watching the show, but he's never told me whether he's even seen it or not. I've tried to argue that it's got everything he likes-- hot babes, explosions, philosophy-- but it's just too hard to pull him away from that Christopher Lowell show.

As for the philosophy behind BSG, nearly every episode grapples with grand ethical questions, giving the audience a lot of red meat to chew on. Sometimes it feels lefty, sometimes it feels righty, but it always feels "thought out." Plus it's just so damn cool.

But don't take my word for it-- read Peter Suderman's recent review of Galactica featured over at National Review Online.

Besides, as if you needed any further motivation to watch it, Jonah Goldberg loves the show. And he knows his geek sci-fi like I know my Little Debbie snack cakes.


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posted by Dave From Garfield Ridge at 12:25 PM

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