Last night was the series finale of Battlestar Galactica, a show I have watched religiously since I discovered it well after it had begun in repeats on the Space channel and caught up as quick as I could. The finale was much more “hopeful” than I thought it would be, and although I have a few issues with how it all played out, I am very satisfied…something that doesn’t happen that often with a series finale.
I also watched last night’s episode of Dollhouse, despite my decision to swear off this show since I thought the previous episodes were weak at best, considering it was a Joss Whedon show. But something told me to keep watching it — a little voice in my head. Also a Facebook alert let me know that last night’s ep was the first that would give Joss’s true vision for the show, without network interference. And I’m glad I watched! It was the perfect mix of mythology, butt-kicking (Dushku is best when she’s kicking butt like Faith, not trying to stretch those acting skills), and snappy dialogue, plus some surprisingly touching moments (not surprisingly since it was from Joss, but surprising given my history of watching this new show). If the rest of the season is like last night, then I will sign on as an official fan.
What do both BSG and Dollhouse have in common? Tahmoh Penikett, who is my Inspiration this week for a half-vampire mercenary in a Michelle Maddox book I want to write one of these days. Plus, he’s Canadian!