I started to watch BSG after a friend at work told me how much he enjoyed watching it. I bought the mini series to get me started and I must say at first I wasn't convinced that this would be for me.
I then got the first series off of another work college, without giving too much away this really grabbed you when the story line kicked you into the most immersive story writing you could imagine. You ever get the 'just one more' feeling when you watch something you really like? Well I was grabbing episode after episode sometimes using all of the day just watching this brilliant sci-fi show.
This show really had everything, the dark and grim, religion which did play a huge role in this, politics, terroism and light heartedness. You got to know the characters so well that this would litterally have you gripping on for the next plot twist or explanation.
I've been a sci-fi lover for years with Star Trek, Farscape, Firefly and Stargate. This story is one of the best ever told with the power of television. It makes you question what the human race would do in their situation and question all the topics this series covers.
Even after this series finnished I still wanted more. All in all the best sci-fi programme I have ever watched.