I love this show and as far as i am concerned no other series could ever compare.
I might get a not so good response from my fellow BSG addicts when i say that i was a bit disappointed by a few things in the finale, but here goes:
1. What the Frack is Starbuck?(seriously now, and am tired of the theory of angels)
2. What the hell is up with the shared visions?
3. How are these people connected?
4. Are Caprica six and slicked back Baltar supposed to be from the future?
5. How did they manage to do the 'time travel' bit?
6. AGAIN, what the FRACK is starbuck and who the hell is her father and how
is he connected to DANIEL and the dude playing the piano? Are they even connected?
I found that i really loved the battle between the cylons, new centurians, and the humans, cylons, new centurians and hybrid/s? The haunting music, sharp colours (though gloomy) and the resounding battle cry of the ADAMa himself made this whole entire episode remarkably touching and riveting.For me the past few images culminated with these of the cylons and humans working together (though reluctantly) struck such a cord of hope for the future for both life forms. Yet when a simple mistake destroyed the silence it was definitely obvious that these two combatants could never live in peace for long.
Which then begs to question, what will they fight over next?
All in all the last few scenes that brought a new beginning at their new home was also brimming with hope and sadness.However i will still revert to my earlier piques with the final scenes between starbuck and apollo....disappointing. With this new hope however, brings to mind the renewed cycle of war and strife between man and man brought home by caprica and baltars dialouge at the end of the show. Leaving the viewer with the thought that once again the cycle will continue due to the ever present nature of man. If you came to watch this show for happy happy action and love scenes think again. Realistic and slightly depressing might come to mind if you thought to come away from the show with any of the previously mentioned (though adama and roslins' short scenes were quite touching as well, when he slipped his former wedding band unto her cold lifeless fingers). As usual it speaks to a species nature to survive against all odds. And finally this is where i'd like to congratulate the writers in copying and expounding on man's desires vs nature, i'd give it an A-