Recently had a chance to sit down and rewatch the nineteen episodes that comprise the entire series of "Caprica", the prequel to the remake of "Battlestar Galactica" that was cut short before its time. (Confused yet?) It was a better show that I remembered it being, probably because I also had a chance to sit down and work my way through the entire series of "Battlestar Galactica", although "Caprica" hardly relies on its predecessor as a necessary crutch to follow the story, and in fact, some have even argued that many plot details are inconsistent with "Galactica." Still, it always helps to have context. It helps, at any rate, to accept (if not quite explain) why the citizens of Caprica are driving Chryslers and wearing fedoras.
All and all though, it was a good show: cinematic production, excellent cast, intriguing characters and plot. There was, however, one aspect of it that was a bit irritating. The show's score and theme seemed to rely entirely on variations to a single piece of music. It had a soft, melancholy, quality about it like a dirge or an elegy. It was a fine piece of music, but it was always there - scene after scene, show after show. More variety to the score might have given the show more vitality, more dimension to its drama. I can't remember ever seeing a show that relied so entirely on one piece of music, and this wasn't the one-size-fits-all piece of music that you'd want to use. It bogged the story down. It depressed the viewer. Not exactly effects to aspire to when making a TV show.