I just finished watching Caprica on Netflix. I had previously watched the Pilot when it originally aired and thought it was okay. I didn’t think much about the show going into Season 1, but I was pleasantly surprised by the end. The show starts off very slow. The direction the writers go in the first several shows mostly changes later. Also, some of the characters like Amanda Greystone who I thought was very annoying at first end up becoming decent characters.
One of the best things the show does is develop some of the characters like the Adamas. We learn about their history on Tauran and some of their rituals. We also learn about the STO and monotheistic church on Geminon. By the end of the season, the shows are very good. There is a lot of plot developments, action, and important events for several characters. The show finishes strong on the last episode. There is also a brief look at what was going to happen in future seasons that ties the show even more into the new Battlestar Galactica.
Unfortunately the show was canceled. Too bad SyFy didn’t give the show more time as the first season finished very strongly. If you want to learn about some of the history of Battlestar Galactica watch this show. It may be slow in the beginning, but it becomes really good after several episodes.