June 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm #278951
“Second Chances” (debuts tomorrow, 10pm, Syfy, already renewed for a third season in Canada)
Downtown Vancouver is in ruins after Edouard Kagame’s suicide bomb attack. Alec Sadler gets an email from his future self saying that it was he who sent Central Protective Services cop Kiera Cameron and terrorist group Liber8 65 years back in time for a reason. A devastated Kiera goes underground as a vigilante fighting sympathizers of the terror cell. Unknown to all, however, another calamity is about to tear the city apart.June 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm #278953
TV Line interview with Rachel Nichols (spoilery abounds) in a season 2 preview:June 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm #278954
I gotta start watching this asap, can anyone tell me if the quality is as good as fringe was? or is it too different ? I mean, they are both sify shows. Or is it like that Revolution show?June 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm #278955
I gotta start watching this asap, can anyone tell me if the quality is as good as fringe was? or is it too different ? I mean, they are both sify shows. Or is it like that Revolution show?
Denis, I just ask you to watch tonight’s premiere and decide for yourself. But those who have seen the series first season (and those in Canada who have a 6-week head-start on season 2) swear a blood oath it’s the best drama series out there right now. And thanks for replying in this thread. 🙂June 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm #278956
dont I have to start from season 1 to understand the story? Or would it still make sense if I jump right inJune 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm #278957
dont I have to start from season 1 to understand the story? Or would it still make sense if I jump right in
It could be OK to do the latter, but season 1 is on Netflix:
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Continuum/70266352?locale=en-USJune 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm #278958
Tonight in Vancouver at the 15th anniversary Leo Awards, Continuum kept its award success going with victories in Writing, Editing and Costume Design. The Leos are handed out by the Motion Picture and Television Foundation of British Columbia. The acting, directing, stunts and series awards in comedy & drama will be handed out late tomorrow nightJune 8, 2013 at 7:08 am #278959
Looking deeper into those tech winners, Arrow (!!) won 3 of them. The Leos are there to honor BC television and in turn, BC-only residents. That’s why you don’t have Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Stephen Lobo, Tony Amendola or Erik Knudsen, the show’s Fab Five, in any of the acting categories.June 9, 2013 at 12:01 am #278960
Breaking news from Vancouver; Continuum thundered home tonight at the Leo.Awards, winning four more trophies. Guest Actor (Ian Tracey), Supporting Actor (Richard Harmon) Direction (‘Family Time’) and Best Dramatic Series. It captured 7 total Leo’s.
Respectful request to Mr. Gold.Derby, Tom O’Neil; time to consider Continuum in the drama series EMMY mix, yes?June 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm #278961
Kiera and Carlos’ first assignment together since the City Plaza bombing is somewhat bumpy as Liber8 commences a brazen operation to intercept the prisoner transfer of Travis. Kellog meets a still-spooked Alec for the first time and offers him a business proposition.June 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm #278962
Respectful request to Mr. Gold.Derby, Tom O’Neil; time to consider Continuum in the drama series EMMY mix, yes?
It didn’t have much competition at the Leo Awards.June 14, 2013 at 7:25 am #278963
Its main competition was a CBC series called Arctic Air, a very popular show that got 14 Leo nominations including Best Drama as well as a fair number of Canadian Screen Awards. Its about a maverick airline that’s based in the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories and the unconventional family who runs it. I’m surprised none of the major networks have taken it out for a test drive as a summer series (like ABC’s done with Rookie Blue and Motive or CBS with CSA multi-winner Flashpoint).
Continuum’s strength was such that when the dust settled, they routed Arctic Air which won just 1 of the Leos it was nominated for.
Next up in Continuum’s award season: next Friday’s Constellation Awards in Toronto, as they’re up for 4 trophies from the sci-fi leaning organization (Series, Actress [Rachel Nichols], Writing and Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Sci-Fi Film or TV), and then the June 26 Saturn Awards, where they’re up in Best TV Presentation against among others, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.June 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm #278964
TV.com already has a review up! Balls to the wall action, but not at the expense of character development. It remains the Best Show People In This Forum Are Refusing To Watch for Utterly B.S. Reasons:
So Sonya and Travis were a thing back
when she was trying to reproduce the super soldier serum for the
corporations—which, for the record, never works out well for
anybody—and the order to terminate her project/boyfriend was what
inspired her to go all Liber8 on everyone. That’s sweet. That’s also
awkward. I’d say it sucks to be Travis, but he seemed generally okay
with the situation, what with his “It’s all going according to
plan! Mwahahaha!” *mustache twirl*
Kiera, meanwhile, was way less
enthusiastic, and encouraged Alec to stick to the timeline so as to
avoid horribly changing the future she plans to return to.
Eventually. Somehow. Methinks she’s gonna be thrilled to find out
that Kellog lifted the future CEO of the world out of the suckass
retail hell of Memory Express and plopped him onto a boat full of
buxom babes, not to mention provided him with unlimited funds, such
that he can build Sadtech in whatever manner he chooses.
Poor Alec, he just wants to have all of
the money and all of the frisky women and all of the power without
selling his soul. Alec’s struggle made a nice counter plot to Kiera
and Travis’s jailbreak/car chase shenanigans—which were fun and
all, but not terribly deep or meaningful or anything. I’m nervous
about Alec’s decision to bail on his retail job because sucky jobs
really do build character and most of us who’ve worked them are
better for it; the fact that he ditched the gig after one spilled
slushy and one grumpy manager kiiiiiind of made him look like a brat.
However, Kellog offered Alec a real opportunity to pursue his dreams
on a tangible level—even if that opportunity reeked of “this
is probably a bad idea.”
Alec didn’t go into the deal totally
blind, though—it’s not like he has no idea who Kellog is and thanks
to that message from his future self, Alec has a vague hint of who he
could become. The problem, of course, is that Alec doesn’t have a
clue whether the old dude is a good witch or a bad witch—and if
you’re at all familiar with Wicked, that whole argument immediately
gets a lot more complicated. Like Kellog said when Alec bluntly
asked, the answer to the question of whether the Alec of 2077 is a
good guy or a bad guy really depends on who you ask and how they look
The ambiguity of good and bad on
Continuum followed Kiera and Carlos during their mission to escort
Travis to a new prison away from Julian—because someone finally
realized that letting those two chat it up in the courtyard was
probably a bad idea and also Travis killed the shit out of half a
dozen Aryan Nation fanboys. When he wasn’t gloating about how Liber8
had already changed the future and there was nothing Kiera could do
about it, Travis took some time away from his busy schedule of
monologing to helpfully point out that Kiera was totally fighting for
the wrong side and she just didn’t realize it yet.
The thing is… he’s right.
Liber8 is awful and villainous, and its
members have killed a bunch of people—they continue to kill a bunch
of people. That definitely needs to be stopped. However, the
corporations that LIber8 is fighting against and the future they’re
trying to change aren’t exactly good. If we’re truly cheering for the
greater good here, then the only apparent solution is to destroy both
sides and completely rewrite history.
That’s a potentially dangerous prospect
for anyone running around present-day Vancouver from the future—what
if you prevent your own birth? Or that of your loved ones? What if
you just end up making things worse? It also definitely doesn’t gel
with Kiera’s keep-the-timeline-intact mentality, which means that
there are some tough choices waiting for her in the future… it’s
just not the future she wants to be in.
With Travis freed, Sonya’s authority is
already on shaky ground—there’s potential for Liber8 to be divided
into two factions, each one allied with different leaders and
potentially different master plans. It’s a small step toward giving
fate more paths to choose from on the way to the future by
splintering what was once a set of only two choices, Liber8 or
corporations, into three: Sonya, Travis, or the corporations. And
there’s still room for more, depending on whether Kiera encourages
the partnership between Alec and Kellog or rejects it, and whether
Kellog’s influence prevents Alec from making the mistakes his older
self aimed to correct, or causes them.
“Split Second” was a strong
follow-up to last week’s “Second Chances,” and while the
jailbreak and car chase went on a little long for my personal taste,
Garza being all BAMF with the helicopter rescue and Keira’s Matrix-y
bullet trick were worth the more mind-numbing parts. This was only
the second episode of the season and I already feel like SO MANY
THINGS have happened—in a good and exciting way, not in a messy
and confusing way. L8ter, kids!June 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm #278965
I’ve seen all of season one. It’s an okay show, though not nearly as good as some other shows you’ve gone to bat for in the past (Battlestar Galactica, Gilmore girls). It’s not something I’d want to see get major Emmy nods. I will be watching season two.June 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm #278966
I’ve seen all of season one. It’s an okay show, though not nearly as good as some other shows you’ve gone to bat for in the past (Battlestar Galactica, Gilmore girls). It’s not something I’d want to see get major Emmy nods. I will be watching season two.
Thank you, Icky. Just that you give it a chance, and it may change your mind. From Canadian friends who have seen season 2 (they’re 5 weeks ahead of us, episode-wise), you ain’t seen NOTHING yet. And a performance from Rachel Nichols in 3 weeks which will absolutely break your heart and make you say “Tatiana who?”
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