Fraking good news
I've got two weeks to rethink my babyproofing strategy of relegating the TV to the closet, because the new season of Battlestar Galactica starts up on April 4. Even if, like me, you aren't much of a sci-fi fan, BSG is worth watching for its complex storylines, shades-of-gray take on morality, and especially for its unspoken feminist agenda in which gender is largely irrelevant. Yes, there's a sexy female Cylon who slinks around in tiny dresses and all the couples are resolutely heterosexual, but there are also female fighter pilots, legislators, priests, mechanics -- and that is considered normal and thoroughly unexceptional within the BSG universe. (The female president, for instance, faces a whole host of complicated, thorny conundrums, but her gender is not one of them.) Really, it's an awesome show on many levels, and you should totally check it out (a handful of past episodes can be viewed in full online).
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