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OH MY GOD THIS SHOW.

So I finished Battlestar Galactica, right? And that show wrung me out left and right, but I loved almost every minute of it. And so it was time to try something new, and [livejournal.com profile] etaoin_shrdlu decided to go and get me started on Babylon 5. Eventually its nickname became "space-cheese" or "cheese" due to the nature of the first season especially, but the second season too.

But the third season. Jesus christ. Not that space-cheese isn't bad, but it just takes things to a whole 'nother level. This show. I just finished the third season and-- yeah, this show has everything going for it that BSG did, except that even when crazy shit goes down, it never quite becomes Darker and Edgier. It gets more serious, but all the characters are not angstbuckets who angst about angsty things all the time the way they can always sometimes be in BSG. There's a recurring theme of good and evil and shades of grey all in between that's really nice. Because, as great as it is to have some moral ambiguity going on, it's also nice to have "these are the good guys, and they are struggling to kick some bad guy ass". And yet, for all that, there's also the ways in which the good guys (and, to a certain extent, the bad guys) are three-dimensional people. They're not just Shining Warriors of the Light, but they're still staying firmly on the side of "good guys".

If you haven't watched it, you should. Now. Go. The first two seasons are on Hulu. For free. Need more enticement? IVANOVA, being the person whose picture is next to "great character, and also, badass, and also, incidentally, a woman." And there is at some points some lesbian romantic tension. And it warms the cockles of my heart. Ask anyone who has been in the room with me when it has come up.

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