I was prepared, with all my might, to hate the new SG-1. I disliked O’Neill’s promotion, the disbanding of the team, and etc. You know, the typical complaints.
So the season starts from the point of view of Mitchell, the new guy assigned to lead SG-1, and to a lesser degree, the new general, Landry. But they’re actually taking us through the process of Mitchell not knowing the team he wanted to work with was gone, and thus mirroring our own loss. And damnit, it’s effective. And I like it, and am willing to give it a try – if they’re going to be this aware of fan reaction, then they deserve the chance.