Parents' Guide to

Caprica

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Slow-moving Battlestar spin-off best for big fans.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Philosophy on high level

You like it or you don't and I like this prequel to B.C. It is so much food for thought this series . As was B.C. What faults do we make ? Why do we play an endgame whit us as superior beings ? All as actual as life itself . I am 58 . For me it is hard to say what age . When I was young I had terrible nightmares from Bambi when I was 8 So.........................
age 15+

Terrible story, a huge trainwreck!

I only saw the pilot and that was enough for me. Terrible spin-off, a disgrace of Battlestar Galactica's name. There is a virtual night club that shows people grinding, there is the occasional swear word, and smoking came up a lot. But the red flag shot up at the storyline. (They assume you know the BG universe, or at least can figure it out quickly) Some kids are part of an extreme monotheistic terrorist group that bomb a train and they are trying to create the first Cylon before the competing companies. Really a snoozer. The unnecessary sex and the whole nightclub thing was another big turnoff too. Sorry Caprica, but I bid adieu to you.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a very different series from Battlestar. One is a thoughtful action show, the other is a slow-moving tragedy. Caprica can only end with destruction, so the question is how to make the trip interesting to viewers. In addition to the Graystone narrative, the series follows the Adama family, led by Joseph (Esai Morales), a lawyer who lost his wife and daughter in the same explosion that claimed Zoe. His son William will grow up to play a critical role in the Colonial fleet.

These threads are interesting, but they don't always mesh into a complete drama. The plot sometimes doesn't seem to have enough story to sustain itself. In trying to appeal to a wider audience, the show might come off as too tedious for its core base of die-hard Battlestar fans.

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