There’s no denying that this season of our beloved Battlestar Galactica has been pretty fantastic. But, PopWatchers, something’s been bugging me, and I can’t hold it in any longer: Ever since burning hunk of man Apollo left Galactica, his hair has slowly grown into an approximation of Patrick Swayze’s ‘do circa Dirty Dancing. And during last week’s battle aboard Galactica, that image was so dominant all I could think when he was onscreen was: “ADAMA. HAIRCUT. GET ONE.” (Yes, in all-caps. That’s just how I think, sometimes.) I know, I know, blah blah “symbolic break with the military” blah.
Of course, this isn’t the first time thoughts of hair have ruined a scene for me. During Cordelia’s ascension into higher-power land at the end of Angel’s third season, I completely ignored the fact that she was floating into another dimension and instead concentrated on her massacred, blonde-dyed locks. And Chuck’s floppy, windswept coiffure left no room in my head for dialogue in that “climactic” roof scene a few weeks ago on Gossip Girl.
So tell me, PopWatchers: Am I alone in my horrific shallowness, or do little things like that also bring you down as well?