The lack of a main character death (at least one) is a huge problem IMO.
No one in this thread has made an even slightly valid argument against that that problem either.
Admittedly, I think they've cheaped out a few times with close-calls likeSpoilers:and that tends to make viewers skeptical anytime death looms over a major character. That is a bit of an issue. Still, I don't think it's that big a stretch that the major players haven't gotten killed. Most of them are leader-types in one way or another, and those are precisely the folks who usually survive wars.
Adama's shooting or the President's cancer (especially the President's cancer)
That idea wears really, really thin when its used that much, and makes the fact that no title character has died even more glaring.
Gaeta, Billy, Dee, Cally, Anders, Tigh's wife, Tom Zarek, etc could all have been raised to positions of greater importance in the show.
I don't WANT any of the main characters to die.
But in an fairly realistic war drama, someone NEEDS to.
Yeah, enough bickering among the Cylons. Time for them to ruthlessly clean house, and re-emerge with a singular, devastating vision against humanity!
Originally Posted by Jade
I prefer the bickering truth be told.
The race fro Earth is all I need in the way of a plan/motivation for either side for the rest of the series.