First let me say that this review has nothing to do with the actors or their ability. It's all about the writers/creators. Here we are on season 7 and my rating has come down from a 4 to a 2. It is plain that the writers are running out of ideas and their methodology has changed. Initially, there were well defined conclusions to episodes and now episodes finish "up in the air" leaving the viewer to decide for themselves on how things really ended.
It's like the old idiom of "flogging the dead horse". One can only flog a dead horse so long before it begins to stink. And that is what appears to be happening to this program.
It's a pity because the actors are then left to try and make it work. The writers have tried to inject some humor into the series and in doing so have made existing characters look plain stupid and new characters nothing short of moronic. In this last episode I watched, a moron has been re-introduced and his character is so stupid that the concept of Stargate command hiring him as a scientist is ridiculous. But the script forces Sam to classify him as a "brilliant" scientist. Honestly, this guy is about as brilliant as a sunrise at midnight. And despite all this inane stupidity the writers obviously thought they had come up with something really funny. Face it folks, stupidity does not make good comedy. In the end it just remains plain stupidity.
It is a pity that a program which began as well as it did has come down to this but i guess that's why it only lasted another 3 seasons.
However, I have not totally given up hope just yet. I will continue to work my way through each episode and season in the hope that the show may get some of it's greatness back, but with the direction things are going at this stage, hope is fading. The only good thing about this program at the moment is that it is free on Prime.