Not surprisingly the finale of Battlestar Galactica was the best thing on TV this week, and frankly, too good for the rest of the floating chum broadcast into out livingroom this week. Dr. Baltar really mucked things up big time. Not only did he become president of the colonies, but his nuclear warhead destroyed Cloud -9, he inadvertently allowed the cylons to find the fleet, and he surrendered to them like a veritable cheese eating surrender monkey. This was a phenomenal episode of Galactica, deserving of its extra 30 minutes. I just can't believe the show won't be back until October. I know this show loves being depressing and placing the characters in hopeless situations, but the prospects have never seen more grim. I can't wait to see what is in store for season 3.
On the flip side, a show that definitely sluiced right through the trap was ABC's new comedy Sons & Daughters. It was pitched as the next Arrested Development. Now why would you try and sell a show as being like another show that just got cancelled? Although, I admit, the campaign did get me to watch. Also, Sons & Daughters did have an AD vibe to it, but I finally figured out what was "off" about the show. I NEVER laughed. Looks like Sons & Daughters will be the next AD, as I suspect exile from the airwaves can't be far away.