There was a time, I know I was there, when men were men, women were women and sometimes a cigar was just a good smoke. But 40 years of feminism have taken their toll. The war against masculinity has been won. Everything has turned into its opposite, so that what was once flirting and smoking is now sexual harassment and criminal. And everyone is more lonely and miserable as a result.
Witness the “re-imagined” “Battlestar Galactica,” bleak, miserable, despairing, angry and confused. Which is to say, it reflects in microcosm the complete change in the politics and morality of today’s world, as opposed to the world of yesterday.
For the record, at one point I was telling people that I thought the new BSG was maybe the best sci-fi television series ever. I had my quibbles with some of the politics and with some of the twists and turns in the storyline, but it was overall outstanding.
Then, one day, I basically lost interest. I don’t think I’ve watched since Starbuck (the girl one) flew out of the cloud or something at the end of an episode or season or whatever. We TiVoed the following episodes but never got around to watching them. Sometimes I wonder what ever happened with those people, but I don’t wonder hard enough to watch.
Also for the record, I’m not much of a television watcher to begin with. So my opinion on the viability of television shows doesn’t really count for much.
Regarding Benedict’s points about feminism, sexual harassment, and the “un-imagining” of BSG, I’ve got to say that even if I don’t agree 100% with him on everything, I think he’s coming from the right direction on most of it.