This show is quite boring. SG-1 is way better. There are three main problems - boring, bland characters that just don't fit the situation (Teyla, Ronon), lack of motivation for the expedition after the first season and the Wraith. The whole Wraith/Lantean war is just a super-massive plot hole and it forced the writers to downgrade the Lantean technology level, which took away any awe + it completely ruined any possible resolution of the central plot. What's more : the capability of some key technologies is downgraded between the seasons - Atlantis can communicate with 3 million ly distant Earth in season 1, but it can not reach about (at most) 50 000 ly distant ship by season 5 - without any explanation. They are desperate to steal some ZPMs from the Replicator home world in season 4, ep.2, yet they steal none when they get there again 10 episodes later. And they can beam soldiers down there, yet they had to use missiles to nuke the home world 12 episodes before that - why not just beam the nukes? Too many idiot plots. You get my point... The Goa'uld had charisma, the Wraith lack that (mostly). The first season was quite good, season 2 was average and the rest is just....good for treating insomnia. The target audience is likely 8 - 12. SG-1 always had something for all ages - and it had far better cast, characters and enemies.
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