Monday, January 09, 2006

BSG!

Man, does Battlestar Galactica have the best cliffhangers on television or what?

8 Comments:

Blogger jenni_powell said...

If by "best" you mean infuriating, then yes.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

If by "best" you mean "best," then yes.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Jenni - Having formed my appreciation for long-term narratives almost exclusively through comic books at a young age (I didn't start watching Buffy until senior year of high school), I've learned to appreciate a good cliffhanger. In comics, the burst of narrative is much shorter, the wait longer. Imagine having to wait a MONTH before the next Galactica. Also, it would only be 15 minutes long. Anyway, cliffhangers are cool. Enjoy them.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that while BSG is TV's best show, the best cliffhangers belong to Prison Break. Unlike BSG, Prison Break does not have any standalone episodes, and every ep -- hell, nearly every act -- ends with an ingenious, slam-bang cliffhanger.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Whenever when "24" could be relied upon for an awesome cliffhanger, episode after episode? For that 2/3 of season 1? Maybe this season will be better.

3:26 PM  
Blogger jenni_powell said...

"Infuriating" doesn't necessarily have negative connotations for me. I LIKE that I get worked up over it. It's like having to wait for a Christmas present you're pretty sure you're going to get but maybe not because maybe you didn't quite drop enough hints that that's really what you wanted...and then you get it and it's pretty much what you asked for except you wanted it in Royal Purple not Hot Pink.

In other words, sure things are boring.

So is the word "best".

3:39 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Good point about Prison Break. I mean, that show's just ridiculous, but you sure don't see much of it coming.

(Mainly because it's ridiculous.)

4:01 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

That's true. Prison Break's cliffhangers are indeed a bit of cheat because the whole show routinely throws out logic (both internal and external).

5:10 PM  

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