WOW is all I can say - it's no wonder that Time magazine called this the best show on television, and that awards after awards were heaped on the show.
The space battles look incredible - the producers have thrown out the techno-babble and disco influenced costumes of the original series and instead given us a gritty, well acted, brilliantly written story of the last survivors of the human species as they flee the Cylons and try and find the fabled 13th colony - Earth. The second war between Cylons and Humans is lost in the mini series and the series picks up on the aftermath as the remaining members of mankind try to survive.
|Sexy new Cylons|
The Cylons now have self awareness, a religion of their own and on times they seem more human than the actual humans. This all leads to some effective storytelling and at the mid-point of this season it is suggested that Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) may actually be a Cylon, and although this seems to be debunked quickly there is still the feeling that he may not, in fact, be human. Please no spoilers in the comments to this piece as I want to enjoy discovering for myself.