Okay, it could be Arrested Development. Though everyone I talk to watches this show…which makes me wonder why it was canceled in the first place. Or maybe I’m just an elitist and all the people I hang out with are, well, smart, and enjoy a good show like Arrested.

No, the show I know you’re not watching is Battlestar Galactica. The very thing that attracts it to certain people (Sci-Fi) is the very thing that prevents others from watching.

Which is too bad.

Basic Synopsis: mankind is nearly destroyed in a war with a robotic race (the Cylons). With mankind’s population a meagre 50,000, this isn’t just a war , but a struggle against extinction. The only faint hope is to find the lost colony — a place called Earth.

Like Star Trek (original series) , the setting allows for a freedom to explore many themes that would otherwise overpower another genre. Now, with Battlestar, it seems that the story is more important than the theme, so I dont’ think it can be ranked up there with Star Trek (a truly ground-breaking show).

But I’d put it in the same class as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (another show you weren’t watching) that was allowed to explore the themes of teenage life (and the early adult years) while disguising it with metaphors.