Portlandia Is Suffering from Battlestar Galactica Addiction (VIDEO)

By Tim Surette

Dec 21, 2011

We've all been there: You're parked on the couch, looking for something to watch, when all of a sudden you remember a show everyone's been talking about and decide to give it a shot. Two days and three Chinese food deliveries later, you realize that even though you've been more than entertained over the last 48 hours, your eyes can no longer focus on objects and your legs have atrophied.

You have become addicted to a new show.

Maybe in your case it was Lost. Maybe it was Friday Night Lights. Perhaps it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of IFC's sketch show Portlandia, it's one of the most dangerously addictive shows of all time: Battlestar Galactica.

Funny, they seemed to be hunting down show creator Ronald D. Moore for MORE Battlestar Galactica instead of asking him to change the finale. Zing! (Confession: I never finished the series under guidance from friends who did and were very disappointed. I stopped with Season 3. And I'm happy I did.)


Portlandia returns for Season 2 on January 6 at 10pm on IFC.


What TV shows have you marathoned like a junkie?


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  • goldtop2007 Jan 03, 2012

    Had it the same way with 24 - watched the first season hardly without sleeping.

    Jaw dropping moments all round.

  • goldtop2007 Jan 03, 2012

    I was the same way, took me years to discover BSG. One of the best television experiences I've had..I want it back! Why oh why only 4 seasons..

  • bothcats Jan 01, 2012

    Tim, you really should have finished! While the beginning of season 4 was a bit uneven, they really brought it home in the second half of the season. And the finale was satisfying... about 300x more satisfying than the finale of LOST.

  • whatever120 Dec 31, 2011

    My old cable TV provider had a wonderful archive which, over many years, provided me with the opportunity to retroactively catch up with so many wonderful shows - Life on Mars, Dr. Who, The West Wing, Supernatural, just a few of them. Sadly, Richard Branson's Virgin took over the service some time back and ran the archive into the ground. :( I miss my retroactive wallows, sitting up to the small hours watching eps back to back.

  • ursuladina Dec 29, 2011

    BSG best tv show of all time.

    i whatched it over the course of a week, completely mind blowing because of how well written it is.

    finale is amazing! keeping in with the series spirit it has happened before, it will happen again. no fall out, no deviation, amazing from the 1st to the last episode.

  • Gamgra Dec 27, 2011

    Long live Battlestar Galactica, this funny clip is so true!

  • Mr-Fred Dec 23, 2011

    BSG is one of the few shows that i actually found to have an satisfying ending.

  • Run4Nova Dec 23, 2011

    Well, most recently I've been marathoning Merlin, Misfits, and I just started Skins.

    But in the past couple of years I've discovered and marathoned the Whedon shows (Buffy, Angel, and Firefly), Veronica Mars, and Fringe, among others.

    When my dad was sick this summer, I finally got him to watch Firefly. We watched all the episodes and the movie in two days. Time well spent.

  • MoeSizlac Dec 22, 2011

    And Curb...

  • MoeSizlac Dec 22, 2011

    Lost, The Shield, The Wire... I just powered through the seasons... I remember watching the first 10 eps of community in like 2 days...

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