I have not posted in a long while. I guess of late I have been too busy or not motivated to write. I will try to rectify that in the coming weeks.
I think I will start by re-visiting one of my favorite topics and that's the season 3 opener of Battlestar Galactica. This is certainly not your "parents" BSG that's for sure. This show is grim and may be the most grim show on TV, but its also honest and one of the things I love the most is that its up to us to decide the moral flaws of its characters and there are many!
I mean this episode packed a lot of stuff that's "current" and in our own news. Suicide Bombers, Terrorism, Religious extremism, references to modern war, etc. People on the Boards are comparing it to the situation in Iraq, but I think a much closer comparison can be made for the Russians in Chechnya. What is going on parrells that far more closely then what we are experiencing in Iraq.
The show has upset some over its harshness. Certainly its far harsher now then at any time except maybe for the "rape" episode of Gina. RM certainly has guts to take this show in the direction he is moving. Its darker then DS9 ever was, and that was pretty dark at times. I said it before and I will say it again, its the best show on TV period and its portrayal of humanity at its worst is the most honest of any show on TV at this time.
Beyond that half a year has gone by now at my new job. Not much to say I guess. Maybe one day I will be able to describe a day in Bronx Housing Court here, but its very hard to describe without having seen it in person. I will say this though. There are probably few places in this country like that place, and for that I am very thankful, very very very thankful. I will leave it at that.