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1:  I don't watch much TV.  I really don't.  I rent Smallville and Star Trek from Netflix.  I borrow Heroes from a friend.  My wife bought me The Cosby Show for Christmas.   I don't even watch that much sports, and I love sports.  The other night, I was checking out Hulu.com for some old shows I could watch.  I came across "Lie To Me".  It peaked my interest.  I had heard nothing about it before, except for maybe one commercial.  I loved the pilot show.  It was light, fun, entertaining, and interesting.  I watched the next episode with the Mrs. next week.  Still fun and entertaining.   I recommend giving it  a try.  Maybe I enjoy it because I haven't  watched all the the crime investigation shows the past few years .  Tim Roth's character cracks is fantastic in my opinion.  He is carrying the show right now.

2:  Hulu.com is great.  One problem I have with TV is a) commercials, b) scheduling it into my life c) i don't like to watch show out of sequence (I'm into the whole story arc thing).  Lie To Me is a new show and there has only been two episodes, and I watched both episodes a day or two after the original running, and I watched them after 10:00 pm when I actually had some free time to myself.  One time I had the option to view a long commercial and then watch the rest of the show uninterrupted.  Fantastic! I get something to snack on and come back in time to not miss a thing, and have no delays.

3:  Work.  The boss is trying to get our company's (www.truckmasterlogistics.com/) ranking on google higher.  We really need to get higher up in the search pages.  Currently we our at about 5.  I'm trying to figure out what I can do to help out in my little world.

Battlestar Galactica

Last night I watched the first episode of Battlestar Galactica, the original series, on Netflix Watch Instantly.  I enjoyed it for the most part, except when I woke up at 3:00 AM and was thinking about it for an hour.  I don't think there was that much to analyze, however I don't seem to have us much control of my thinking at 3:00 am in the morning. 

1. I thought the acting was okay.  I think the emotion was taken out of the writing so there wasn't much to act.  I didn't think the captured the despair from losing so many people, family, and their home world.  Before I go on, remember I've only seen the first episode so far, and  my opinions may change over time.   Cast better than Star Trek:TNG, no way!!!
2. The special effects are, well, old! but did not distract me too much.  I have a good imagination that fills in the gaps.
3.  The score does not distract from the viewing and I remember enjoying a few parts of it.  Not ready to give it an excellent rating yet.
4.  I have seen a few of the new episodes of BSG and I found it interesting the differences in the characters with the same names.    I had forgotten about Baltar in the old series.

I read a review on Netflix that included the following.
(3) The use of symbolism from ancient Earth cultures, especially Egypt gives the show it's unique visual look. (4) The religious framework of the show borrows heavily from Mormonism, a religion which is quite weird, so it lends an otherworldy weirdness that works very well.

Being LDS, I am trying to figure out the weirdness and otherworldy weirdness from the first episode. Maybe later episodes... I find it interesting that the reviewer mentions #3 then #4 as connection to Mormonism, not #3 then #4 as the religious connection to Moses.  Adama is the Moses figure.  12 colonies like the 12 tribes.  Searching for Earth, the promised land.  Caprica had pyramid homes like Egypt, the place where the Children of Israel escaped from bondage, just like escaping from the Cylons.   So I didn't realize the LDS faith was weird for believing the account of Moses... :)

Overall, I enjoyed the show and look forward to future online viewings.