This show was written by the guy who made "Kado: The right answer". Although these are totally different shows, both have the same structure... A very interesting premise, gradually becoming a disaster of story telling and destroy everything it stood for.
Please read my view on the show and it's structure:
It is not as clever as you think it is. It's really not. It just gives if the illusion that it's a good show. Nothing more.
The only character which undergoes an character change is the main character, but it shatters all it's development... For what? For a catastrophic anticlimactic ending.
To give the positives, the morality it
explores is really unique. Something which is not explored in traditional shows. But it overcomplicates itself, thus concluding nothing of substance.
It's not above having bad ends. There are plenty of shows which features a person's loss of sanity in a much more better manner. Like Death Note, Psycho Pass etc. But the difference in this is Babylon didn't even give closure to most basic stuff. What happened to Major decisions? Like the suicide law? The summit? Leaving everything to viewer's interpretation is poor writing.
That being said, Babylon is not a totally bad show. It doesn't bring anything to the table. It hides it's mediocrity by creating an illusion of moral debate, which ultimately comes to nothing.
You will wonder what was the point of it all, but sadly there is none. But it is very intriguing.
You will find your heart beat racing sometimes. Which will cause you to get frustrated even more.
My analysis as follows:
Character development: 7
Have a nice day! This is just my opinion.