But the California Chronicle was scathing: “Caprica,” the highly anticipated drama series premiering this week on Syfy, is the silliest, clunkiest, most tin-eared TV show in years that may be impossible to ignore. A technofiction set in a parallel universe in the approximate present day, this car crash of teen-angst drama, avatar fantasy and agnostic parable comes to us from the creators of “Battlestar Galactica.” And that, of course, is why it cannot be ignored. It is rare to find a television project so omnivorous as the 2003 reimagining of “Battlestar.” It clicked with viewers as an action show, as a free-floating exercise in social commentary (episodes mirrored everything from the Abu Ghraib scandal to the rise of the religious right) and as human drama, with some striking individual performances (all the more so since the phrases “nuanced acting” and “science fiction” rarely mingle).
So far no Australian network has yet announced it is picking up the show. Keep you posted….