Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Someday I'm Gonna Name Something Boomer

One of the greatest television programs of all time, Battlestar Galactica, ended on Friday. I decided on Saturday afternoon that I was going to dedicate a post to my favorite character, but I didn't get around to it until now. I think because I don't want it to be over. I'm not going to spoil the ending, because that's gotten me in trouble in the past, but I will say that even though the series has ended, it was a very satisfying ending. My main pet peeves about the show were addressed, and now I can safely say that I love pretty much everything Battlestar and always will.

My favorite part of BSG was watching Grace Park play Sharon/Number Eight/Boomer/Athena. She had to play at least two majorly different parts, and was technically playing thousands, in her role(s) as Sharon "Boomer" Valeri, Sharon "Athena" Agathon, and all the other incarnations of the Cylon known as Number Eight. The different Sharons could not be more different - the only thing they share is that they both betrayed their respective loved ones and societies to join forces with the enemy race. One is a killer, the other a mother, and they are both played with perfect precision by a truly unappreciated actor.
Seriously, America, why is Grace Park not getting movies and TV deals left and right?! Is all the attention really going to BSG's breakout star, Katee Sackhoff, and there is none left to go around? I truly don't get it. All you need to do is watch one episode from the first season where we see the Sharon on Galactica carry out sabotage missions and make out with Chief Tyrol and THEN see the Sharon on Caprica battle between carrying out cylon missions while falling for her human target, the superhot Carl Agathon.  It really makes me want to remake The Parent Trap, she's that good.
So, dear readers, if you have been following the adventures of the refugees of the 12 Colonies, then I hope you appreciated Grace Park's lovely, understated performances. If you are yet to join the ranks of Battlestar-crazies, then I hope you take notice of what I believe to be the most underappreciated character(s) and actor on the show. Take that Edward James Olmos!

1 comment:

heartpinksky said...

I totally agree with you.

Except Billy, of course.