Speaking of nuclear Armageddon, you know what show does this right? Battlestar Galactica.
Where Jericho lacks to the courage to follow through on its own premise and really imagine a world in which most of America has been destroyed by nuclear weapons, and instead hews to televisions cliches -- to wit, an improvised tracheatomy by our hero in the first episode, are you freaking kidding me -- BSG does not shy away from any of it. It depicts the practical, emotional, political and spiritual fallout of seeing your civilization destroyed. And it just generally kicks ass.
This season is no exception. Four months have passed since the Cylons came and occupied the human outpost on New Caprica. The humans have formed an insurgency and are engaging in terrorist tactics against the occupiers and their human collaborators. In short, the show is pretty frankly asking the audience to put itself in the shoes of the Iraqi insurgents, which is a pretty gutsy thing to do. Luckily, it looks like this won't last long because Galactica is coming to the rescue.
The big questions are: What is going on with Starbuck? Is she just crazy? That baby can't really be hers, can it? I thought human-Cylon hybrids could only be succesful if conceived in love, or whatever? If not, why is Hera so special? Speaking of Hera, does anyone else see bad things afoot when Sharon and (the somehow even hotter than before) Helo find out that she's still alive? How is Apollo going to lose all that weight? Stay tuned . . . .