Because I’ve been watching Farscape. So far I enjoy it just barely enough to keep watching–episode 10 in particular (the one where we find out precisely what D’Argo was in prison for) seemed to be the beginning of a noticeable upward leap in the baseline quality of the show, and since then it’s only had one really bad episode. (You are not allowed to mock cargo cults unless you can present documentary proof that you have never in your entire life prayed, yelled at your technology for not working, asked your missing keys where they are, or otherwise acted as if inanimate objects/the universe in general can be spoken to and entreated like people. Even then, you probably shouldn’t.)
Just watched episode 17 last night, the one where the ship got split into its component colors, and it was weird and entertaining and nicely creepy. I like when the show hits that register, it should do it more. Also less focus on John, more on actually interesting characters like Pilot, Rygel, and Chiana please. I think I basically just want a weird, slightly creepy show about puppets and fascinatingly off-putting acting choices. In space.
Also John is usually written as a confused fish out of water, but the actor usually plays him as a confident, swaggering Hollywood leading man, and the combination registers in my brain as “smug, condescending douchebro who refuses to admit that he’s way out of his depth.” Also he keeps derailing interesting stuff about Aeryn exploring ways to challenge herself outside of combat into boring-ass romantic subplot. I kind of hate him.