Well let me tell you that I have started watching the series, and seen episode 1 and episode 2, not watching the pilot small series.
Some of the characters bothered me so much that I stopped watching the series immediately:
Sharon "Boomer" Valeriifinds that 6 bombs are missing (one being in her bag) but she does nothing but talking to her buddy so she can clear out her name in her mind. I have never seen such stupid selfishness in any show. I thought she was supposed to be a ranking military officer, not a 13 year old freaking out on her first period. Lets see whats more logical... Keeping the intelligence of 5 bombs being hidden by an unknown force in a ship you are flying in to yourself because people might think you stole them and planted them, or directly talking to your commanding officer about it as soon as finding it. Those bombs could have killed thousands but 'writers' put them near a water tank that supposedly has nearly all supplies of the human kind. Sure, lets not split the stock incase of such terror attacks, not like 'something' is attacking them every 33 minutes.
Another character that bothered me isLaura Roslin. I know how democracy is loved every part of this universe but it is highly improbable in a chaotic time like that to have a 'President' that asks illogical questions every moment. Such as her asking about finding a water supply, and asking probability of finding it with a demand. I know presenting someone as 'people' person is lovely but I am sure the personnel there is perfectly capable of making decisions without the bothering of a 'president'. It is sad but true, in chaotic times, we like putting the 'cruel' people on charge so they can make the 'right' but killer choices for us. Same as todays military, or Roman senate putting a dictator in charge.
Another part that bothered me is the technology they are using, which is far from us. The technology for that kind of speed and jump is only possible with even leaping through time as such speeds does change the course of time they belong to. Anyways with that kind of technology they still seem to have very primitive equipment in the ship. This is 2010, even I have better technology in my house than they have.
Also it is really stupid to think the machines would use missiles rather than using Rays that travels in light speed. Them running from missiles but not the source is stupid. In such technology they would have been 'ray'ed to death once they were in the distance of such technology. The guns and bombs they are using are pathetic as well.
Anyways as I have said, I really wanted to like the show but only two episodes made me mad to stop watching it. Is there a part where they actually explain any of these eccentric ways of the writers? If so please do explain, I would start watching it again. No offense intended for people that are following the show. Sometimes you just like the show no matter what logic it has but in my case didn't work our yet.