At the suggestion of a lot of the people here, I've started watching Joss Whedon's Firefly. Yeah, I'm truly late. But I'm enjoying myself and I'm really sad the show got cancelled. It's good, clean fun. Looking back on it, I think I didn't enjoy BSG because I felt like it was never as deep as it thought it was. Every second I felt like I could hear the show's creators saying things like "this is sci-fi naturalism," or "this show is really dark," or "this ain't no punk-ass Star Trek."
Joss Whedon's short-lived series "Firefly" didn't have lofty aspirations, but that's part of its appeal: it's just a TV show trying to be a decent TV show