I watch old television.
For some reason, I've started to watch Babylon 5 now that I'm finally over the negative association I had with a certain ex who took it way too seriously. Anyway, it's a mixed-bag of a science fiction series. On the one hand, it has a tendency to get overbearing and preachy, especially when it comes to the whole Delenn/Sheridan interspecies partnership as the chosen ones of a prophesy (involving wibbly-wobbly time travel) to save the galaxy from Big Bad.
On the other hand, where the show has some real magic to it is in dealing with the Little Bad of Londo-G'Kar-Vir. For most of the first season, Londo plays Bugs Bunny to G'Kar's overly serious Elmer Fudd. That changes when Londo takes a devil's deal to rekindle a centuries-old war between Londo's Centauri and G'Kar's Narn, with obvious parallels to Poland, Palestine, and Vietnam.
Londo is a nicely conflicted villain who embodies Neil Gaiman's maxim, "The cost of getting what you want, is getting what you wanted." G'Kar, no less a bigot than Londo, emerges as the moral prophet of the series. While Vir is the sorrowful low-level functionary who can't do much more than stutter apologies or say, "I told you so."
One of the best scenes involves minimal dialogue, Vir backs into an elevator to find an angry G'Kar staring at him. Over the course of a long silent minute, Vir works up the courage to mutter a heartfelt apology. G'Kar lets Vir hang for long moments, before delivering a poetic rejection.
It's the small moments like this where the show shines, and it's tendency to get preachy is forgivable.
In other random spew, I'm thinking about getting the Generations expansion for Sims 3, but I'm holding off until I get my current family through the 10th generation. Although I'm starting to have the ugly load-time curse at Generation 9.