I actually didn't mind Battlestar Galactica I ended up buying the set and have watched the entire series 3+ times through.
Sure there were lows and highs but no series is perfect throughout, (except possibly The Wire but that could be my bias speaking as I know some people don't like certain seasons while others do).
I can't stop watching this series, I binged it early on in the month when it was released. I really enjoyed the Korean monk episode - Jeong Kwan.
I also really enjoyed Ivan Orkin the white New Yorker of who successfully became a ramen king in Tokyo.
I also enjoyed the delve into the traditional Russian cooking that was lost with the communist movement but is being brought back dish by dish by a single chef.
The Peruvian chef was also interesting, having an entire menu based on ecosystems of the Peruvian Amazon, crazy but very interesting. (How many restaurants employ biological scientists to find and classify new species while searching for ingredients?).
I guess I have a draw to this show because both my parents went to culinary school and I keep getting reminded that my Dad was on the same line as these guys, I mean he was sou chef in a Michelin star restaurant before he was 25, had a French mast chef (who he met up again with when my parents went to Europe the year before last) and studied / specialised in butchery and meat preparation in Tokyo and New York. If he didn't put his kid's education first, I always wonder.
Although he loves his life in Australia so I can't really know what's going on with him, I'm pretty sure it doesn't even register for him as he made the correct choice by his kids.