Caprica: A Show Worth Watching
Hey all! I was initially going to start doing some regular recapping of Caprica, but it occurred to me that my audience would be fairly limited. Instead, I’m going to use this space as a plea to those of you out there who have yet to give this show a chance.
Before I begin, I want to make something absolutely clear. This show is NOT Battlestar Galactica. The tone is different, the storytelling is different, the cinematography is different, and the characters are different. There are some common elements that they share of course, such as philosophical issues pertaining to AI, the twelve colonies and their peoples, and William Adama himself; however, that’s where the similarities end. BSG was a dark and gritty show and yet it had humour. Caprica, though lighter in concept, manages to be even darker in tone. This is a good thing. Battlestar was an incredible feat of television, but why would we want a copy of it? Caprica is a distinct entity and it stands on its own two feet. If you hated or didn’t watch BSG, give Caprica a try. If you loved BSG and are worried about comparisons, stop worrying. If you watched the pilot and gave up, pick it up again.
Here are five reasons why you should watch Caprica:
1. The Characters:
No one is a good guy or a bad guy. The apparent villains have legitimate reasons to do the things they do, while the so-called good guys do awful things to further their goals. Even the recurring characters are more interesting than most of the characters you’ll find on regular network television.
Obviously, the actors are also in need of heavy praising. Every single actor on the show gives his or her character a life that few shows will ever know. Even the least talented amongst them have something unique to offer the show and its audience.
2. The World.
3. The Music.
5. The Ideas.
Just frakking watch the show!