My best description of the new series is: Dark,Intense,Emotional,Suspenseful.
The combination of new plot twists with the character changes, music, new special effects, and good writing have me deeply drawn-in to this series. Watching this miniseries again, I like it even more than the first time I watched it in '04.
As a fan of the original Star Trek, I didn't watch the Next Generation for several years thinking the new series was Blasphemy. I didn't make the same mistake with this series.......I enjoyed the original Battlestar, but this iteration takes the concept to a whole new level.The character flaws, emotional development and intensity, and surprise twists will draw you in.
I fervently hope this series will take us all the way to Earth before ending.
Get involved with this series. If you like SF with good writing, production values,and action you will enjoy this.Once you are drawn into this you won't be able to stop watching.