Sunday, December 23, 2007

Babylon 5

We are pretty heavy fantasy/science fiction fans. We particularly like watching a whole series on dvd, no interruptions, no commercials.

Our favorite series include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly (can you tell we like Joss Whedon?) and more recently we really liked the 4400, Battlestar Galactica, Dark Angel, Stargate SG1 and Farscape, an Aussie series which really blew us away.

In talking with different people, when they hear we have enjoyed all these series, they all say we HAVE to watch Babylon 5.

Written as a novel for television, it lasted for five season and has a pretty loyal following. Taking all this into account, when we found the series for a reasonable price, we picked it up and have started watching it.

And as of now (Season 1, the seventh episode) we are completely flummoxed.

Can someone tell us when this series picks up? I realize that some of these long term series take a while to gel, but this one is really bad.

Not only are the characters pretty uninteresting but we both agree, the acting is really atrocious, wooden and flat

Can any of my readers help me here? We are about to give up!

Just thought I'd ask!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The first season is the worst season of the five seasons. Once the actors understand their characters the acting gets better. Babylon 5 is one of my favorite series along with Firefly and several British comedy series.

As in many things (books, tv, movies, etc.) there are grains of truth. There are so many good lines and situations in B5 that from a philosophical standpoint the series rivals classic teachings. The first Matrix film has some good philosophy. The second and third Matrix films are not so good (my opinion).

Like the first time I read Herbert's Dune, give the story some time to develop.