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I've figured out my problem with Caprica

To wit, I'm not interested in any of the adults.

Zoe, I'm all over. Lacey too. The Miseducation of William Adama is kind of fun to see. And my curiosity about what would happen with Tamara rocketed into "Okay, this is actually cool" with the New Cap City development. (Although I cannot believe they're calling it that.)

Their parents, teachers, et cetera? Bore me to distraction. And I can't even figure out exactly why. I just spend those whole scenes waiting restlessly for the kids to show up again. (Although the more I see of Daniel Graystone, the more I get why Zoe was running away. Sheesh.)

The thread this one has been hanging by should have snapped several episodes ago, because I care amazingly little about what are ostensibly the main plot threads. We'll see.

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darkmagess
Mar. 13th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Because I actually find that I like Daniel more with each episode (barring the latest which I have not seen). He was just kind of "there" for me for awhile, but now I see him as this crazy, flawed, kind of desperate guy. And I want him so much to figure out what's going on with the cylon just because I want to see what he *does*.

I dunno what the deal is with Clarice, but she makes me yawn.

Sam Adama I find really interesting. He's taking care of his nephew in decidedly his own fucked up way. But he's still taking care of him, like a person that's actually invested in the boy's life. And the way he screwed with Joseph's head... Ah, you know, did her in, can't come home to the hubby all bloody, cause he hates that... That I really just loved. That despite being a mobster and killing people and shaking down the neighborhood, he's trying to be a father to his nephew and look out for his clearly screwed up brother who is doing an epically bad job of looking out for anyone. And he takes it all in pretty good spirits, considering. Can't a mobster get a break?

I like Esai Morales, but Joseph makes me want to hit things. I'm pretty sure that's unfair, because someone who loses his wife and daughter has a right to be pretty screwed up for as long as he needs to be screwed up for. But... I dunno. It's like he *seems* ok minute by minute, but spends his collectively ok minutes not doing anything. So I think my sympathy has a hard time kicking in. I dunno.
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
All of this is true (and re: Graystone, that's actually why I understand why Zoe was running away!), and yet I still have no patience with actually sitting and watching any of them. I have no idea why.
darkmagess
Mar. 14th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Zoe was running away because Daniel's crazy and flawed and a little desperate?
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
More or less. :-) But that was flippant of me. More the nature of his flaws, and particularly certain moral blind spots. Not the sort of thing an idealistic teenage genius is going to have much patience for, if teenagers can be said to have patience of any kind.
darkmagess
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
I was kind of surprised she didn't flip out at his speech about making robots into slaves.
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
That would in fact be what I was thinking of. And he didn't even notice the massive disconnect as he segued directly into that after talking about "artificial SENTIENCE" to "walk beside us."
darkmagess
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
I guess that's what I find fascinating about him. How can he stand there and say that there's a PERSON in there, that he feels like this robot is ALIVE and the very first thing he wants to do is enslave it?

And yet, he's a guy who loved his daughter and was crushed by her death. He can't sleep. He clearly *feels* things. He asks his wife if he should be jealous of her new "friend" and she's ambivalent in her answer, and he just says "let me know", like maybe he won't be mad if she's sleeping around, but he got downright scary when someone wanted to take his pyramid team away, because no one else gets to play with Daniel's things, so I think maybe he'd be three kinds of hell angry if his wife was going behind his back. But I also think he'd forgive her. Because he seems to always forgive her.
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
And see, that's the thing. This should be interesting. I should be interested. But I sit and I watch him and I have to physically restrain myself from yelling "I DO NOT CARE" at the screen.

Is a puzzlement.

TBH, I'd prefer to be able to write it off. But I do still want to see what happens with Zoe and Lacey and Tamara. (I know where Willie ends up, so that's not so critical.)
darkmagess
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Tamara really needs to be the Mob Queen of New Cap City. I'm sure she will be, how can she not? But I'd like it to mean even more somehow. I mean, you can't ultimately get anything for ruling a virtual world unless you get out of the virtual world or the world that matters comes in to you.
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Well, I don't think that kid she sent to her dad is off the hook. And she is technically a Mafia princess already...
darkmagess
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
BTW, I give you this recap from Jacob of TWOP if you don't read him already:

Dude, if this storyline ends up hinging on whether or not Joe Adama can learn to play World Of Warcraft, this show will end up even more amazing than I even thought.
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
*snerk* I might actually be interested in that...
darkmagess
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/caprica/caprica_the_pilot.php?page=1

This thing is freaking essay on life, religion, society, desperation, and death. Holy crap.
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
*chuckle* I should have been more specific. I might actually be interested in Joe Adama's storyline if it involved his mastering WoW.

Jacob, I can only take in small doses.
darkmagess
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Ahh. ;) Well, at least we know Joe would play a Tauren.
ariestess
Mar. 14th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what I think of the show at this point. I think I'm primarily watching it to see how badly MooreRon has to retcon his BSG canon...
wiliqueen
Mar. 14th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
*snerk* "All this has happened before. All this will happen again. In between, we can get away with anything."
ariestess
Mar. 14th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
*snorts* So say we all...
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