Continuum Season 2 Premiere Review: Back to the Future

Continuum S02E01: "Second Chances"


Howdy, kids! I know, I know, Kiera Cameron has been kicking ass all through Season 2 of Continuum for like a month now in her native land of hockey and maple syrup, but the rest of us schmucks have had to wait just a little bit longer for things to get started on Syfy—except for maybe those of us who tend to get sneaky and do that thing we're not supposed to do, which we would never ever even think of doing ever. Shhh. 

After an explosive—literally—Season 1 finale, Continuum returned to U.S. televisions tonight with Kiera on the run in what looked like the worst mental hospital ever before being tackled by some orderlies and jabbed with a sedative and... KIDDING. It was just a nightmare—and by "just a nightmare," I mean, "probably something of the utmost importance." Nightmares aren't that weird, but our formerly-stranded-in-our-time-heroine waking up with her hubby and her kid in 2077 was a pleasantly WTF way to reel us back in after the long (or not so long, depending on your viewing habits) break between seasons. In the end, the Kiera of 2077 was revealed to be nothing more than the subject of flashbacks, but important flashbacks, because of Old Alec slipping that secret message into her CMR. Nice airship, bro. Really. Top notch. 

One of the most interesting things that Continuum does—and does well—is juxtapose our time and Kiera's native time. It's not the first sci-fi series to try such a thing, but it's one of the few where, despite the sharp differences between the two time periods, I rarely catch myself marveling at Kiera's 2077 tech and thinking, "Yeah right, like we're going to have that in less than a hundred years." It's not that Kiera's suit/implants, the VPN, Future Alec's ship, or the stunning renderings of Future Vancouver haven't been marvelous at capturing viewers' imaginations, but that, rather than focusing all of its efforts on creating cool gadgets and locations, Continuum has managed to do that and save some energy for a story that makes the social and technological evolution between 2012 and 2077 seem logical, plausible, and, for the sake of conflict, unavoidable. 

With his prophetic admission that "I've gone down a dangerous path, and I've taken the world with me," Old Alec rallied his younger self to Keira's cause, but the fun—and migraine-inducing—thing about time-travel sagas is that intention can often fly out the window once the key wheels are set in motion. Even with the gift of hindsight—and knowing, theoretically, what the key elements of time travel are, in the case of Continuum's world—altering the future isn't an exact science.

We know that Liber8 aims to stop the rise of the corporations. We know that, while on his rise to power, Future Alec worked very successfully within the system the corporations imposed and maybe even had a hand in creating them himself. We know that Future Alec worked with Kagame to make sure Kiera and Liber8 ended up in 2012 together, seemingly to collaborate in some kind of unknown and dysfunctional way to stop the future from happening the way that it did. 

That's where it gets messy. 


In the aftermath of losing its leader, Liber8 got a little more complicated when Sonya attempted to whack Travis in order to take the lead herself... but totally forgot about that whole not-fully-human thing. He slaughtered an operating room full of doctors (RUDE!) and landed himself in prison, where he met up with Julian (HI, JULIAN!). You'd think that the prison guards would've tried to keep two known terrorists from sharing a lunch table, but Gardiner dismissed their concerns because he thought letting the two fraternize might help him learn something about Kiera, who is seriously on his last nerve. 

After hiding out on Kellog's boat until the fervor surrounding the City Plaza bombing died down, Kiera has gone more "true vigilante" and less "shady friend of the police" in her mission to take down Liber8. When the mayor of Vancouver was assassinated, she offered her services, roping Young Alec back in—he'd been ignoring her phone calls anyway—and deciding that it was Liber8 who was responible! No, it was gangsters! No, Liber8!


Yeah, it was Liber8. 

Under Sonya's direction, the team joined forces with Jim Martin—pretty much like Kiera predicted would happen—to clear the way for his own mayoral campaign. Enjoy calling the shots now, Sonya. Something tells me Travis is gonna be piiiiissed when he inevitably gets out of the big house. 

In the meantime, Alec decided to start talking to Kiera again because they're both pretty much stuck and it's not like he can just go talk to anyone else about that time he received a coded message from his future self. She gave him part of her time machine and told him to fix it or re-purpose it. Yay, friends! 


"Second Chances" did a good job of pulling on the loose threads from Season 1 without stretching them past their breaking point. Hopefully, we'll get more answers about Future Alec's motives and how Kiera and Liber8's actions in the past are changing the future... if at all. I want these things, but I'm not disappointed that we didn't get more of them in the premiere and if we don't get them next week either, I won't be incapacitated with rage. When it wasn't doing the case-of-the-week thing, Continuum's first season was meticulous with its storytelling and I have no reason to doubt that the series will be less so in its sophomore run. 



NOTES

– Loved Kiera just non-nonchalantly telling Gardiner the whole truth and nothing but the truth and having him assume she was just being a smartass. 

– "I'm not back. I'm bored." —Alec

– WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE'S NO BATMAN IN THE FUTURE??? WORST FUTURE EVER. 

– What did you think of the premiere? What are your conspiracy theories? 

– Show of hands! We realize that quite a few Continuum fans have have already seen much of Season 2 either in Canada or by being internet ninjas, so for the sake of matching our coverage to your needs, here's a poll: 


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Please do the same with "Lost Girl" when it returns for Season 4 on SyFy as well! Love the story of how Rachel Nichols, who wasn't in the market to do television with a movie career just taking flight or work outside of LA, saw the script for the show and then made it her mission to get the lead despite the fact that at the time it was only going to air in Canada - if I understand correctly, she got the audition on her own. She really wanted to play this part. Good decision, she is really good in the part.
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With all due respect ...why are we reviewing this episode, as we are almost at the end of Season 2?? Just watched episode 6....!! Now it looks it just started...
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if you live in Canada it started a few weeks ago on Showcase. However it is on SyFy starting now I believe that to be the case anyways. I like reading the post but also knowing what happens a bit later. btw epi 6 ?? I think I am maybe on 4 or 5. Where are you watching?
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hi there,....i watch from the Netherlands...on this page they are also at episode 6....it is a important episode...!!!!! You should watch it...!!
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One of the best shows on Tv right now. Season 2 is better than 1 so far. With season 3 already confirmed the future of Continuum is looking bright :)
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Hi... I am a user of tv.com from the non U.S. I do not really understand why you only work with what is shown inside the U.S in the first place... of course you are a U.S. site writing mainly for the U.S. audience... but then again working on the internet makes country boarders kind of obsolete.
Although I state that we don't have any good shows in Germany like twice a day I still think you could (on the long run of course) expand your page to attract more people from different countries by including shows (that you like) from different countries. Of course you would start with shows you can understand and presume they will be interesting for your existing audience... like al the Canadian shows you already talk about.
Oh and with all the nice tools and gadgets like watchlists and season schedules I would love the possibility of a checklist were I can mark (and possibly show others) which episodes I have watched. TV stations around here tend to rearrange holiday episodes more and more lately and it is gets confusing if you watch a few shows per season.
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Another show that was off WAY to long, im going to watch it of course but I already forgot most of what happened in season 1
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I was hoping this show would get reviewed. I've seen most of season 2, and while it was a bit slow to start, it really took off around the midseason mark. It's pretty solid sci fi, but still leaves some of the time travel questions as mysteries. Stuff doesn't add up and it would seem to be an altered timeline, but then again, it can't be. This leaves the viewers and the characters quite confused, and because the characters are confused, viewers are aware that its not time travel plot holes and that something else is up that we don't yet know. Most of that is from season 1, but it continues on into season 2. Being a stickler for time travel consistency, this is something that set Continuum apart for me. That and the story has yet to become diluted. This show is holding up really well and is definitely what I look forward to the most each week.
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Post disappearing.......... is it because I put tv dot com in the post? (if moderators here are removing posts that are perfectly acceptable, please inform us)

@Mary

Reviewing Continuum by the US schedule won't work. You'll get too many people posting spoilers.

Syfy are crazy for not having negotiated dual same-time release with Showtime Canada, considering the size of the US audience. They are encouraging internet... you know what.
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They don't really disappear or get removed. If you post a comment with a dot com in it, it only appears to submit. It never really does. Refresh the page immediately and you'll see that your comment isn't there.
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Now I'm not so sure. Look at the spam from Aple5. Clear spam and clear dot com. Yet it is there.

I think tv dot com need to review their forum spam checks.
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I think it is because it is uppercase MOJO50.COM
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Yep, I remember a long time ago playing some online game with a common chat for everyone, most "bad words" in spanish were banned by the filter, and just didn't show... until we realized that you could write in capitals and then it posted... that was hilarious for at least that day LOL - good to know it works here too, cause I make that mistake very often...
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yes, you're right. Hope tv dot com see this and make the change!
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Yeah, I did the same site lowercase and it didn't post. Those spammers, they're clever.
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Ah ok. Thanks for the info. Strange though considering the dot com was tv dot com.

Good to know.
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I went through this trying to plug my new book, A Brief History of Time Travel, which was inspired by Tim's reviews on the show. W W W historyoftimetravel dot com btw...
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This show kicks ass!!!!! Now this is TV!
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Just want to represent to all of my fellow American internet ninjas doing what we're not supposed to be doing! This show is too good to wait.
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that's how so many of us outside the US feel about most shows... how can we wait until some local tv decides to buy it to keep watching?
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You go girl...
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Excellent second season premiere, I'd say. Intense with the story-telling.
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I'm not even sure what this is other than formatted metadata. The start of a data mining project? The start of a reference guide for overnight genre recaps? The start of a Fantasy Entertainment Editor's League?

show - tv.com:io9
Continuum - MaryAnn Sleasman::Charlie Jane Anders
Doctor Who - Emily Gordon::Charlie Jane Anders
Orphan Black - Tim Surette::Lauren Davis
Defiance - Noel Kirkpatrick::Rob Bricken
Revolution - Tim Surette::Charlie Jane Anders
Falling Skies - Tim Surette::Charlie Jane Anders

Warehouse 13 - MaryAnn Sleasman::Lauren Davis
Da Vinci's Demons - MaryAnn Sleasman::Lauren Davis
Once Upon a Time - Lily Sparks::Meredith Woerner
Game of Thrones - Tim Surette::Mob Rule

Being Human - MaryAnn Sleasman::Meredith Woerner
True Blood - Lily Sparks::Meredith Woerner
The Walking Dead - Tim Surette::Rob Bricken
Teen Wolf - Price Peterson::
The Vampire Diaries - Price Peterson/Mob Rule::
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Your point?
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My point, if you read the words in the first two lines is that I don't have a point yet. I noticed I was reading a lot of articles by the same authors, so I decided to visualize the data, because humans tend to see patterns in data (often when they aren't even there). MarlboroMagpi found a pattern to support a hypothesis. I haven't found mine yet. It's just data, not analysis. There can be no point. But I already tried to convey this with 11 words. Now I'm annoyed at you for making me repeat myself using 7 times as many. Which brings me to: what was your point in asking? Just to be a dick? If you're going to be a dick in asking a question, make sure the answer wasn't already given in the original post. In other words, reread or you'll look stupid.
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I have read you first lines, just I had no idea you have such a short fuse. Relax, man. I thought you found some pattern or had some revelation at last, or any justification for spending your time with this. If you just love organizing metadata, it's fine for me.
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For a while tv.com was no exception to the rule, but now it is.
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This made me check it out and I found a new source for some interesting stuff. My question is, how did you get the link to post on here?
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No, like I said, not yet. I felt like there was probably a pattern. If there is, it's not among the genre shows like I thought and I need to cast a wider net.
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This is to prove my observation sometime back. Tim either work the hardest or he has no life other than TV. Well, he did got married recently...
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Tim didn't write this one, my friend.
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I think maybe you missed the indent. The reply was to my message which shows Tim reviewing 5 genre shows and MaryAnn reviewing 4. This doesn't take into account all shows covered on the site, just the sci-fish, fantasy, and monster genres.

Note: I have decided sci-fish is the term for 1 lightly sci-fi show and 5 sci-fantasy shows. For they are all sci-fi...ish.
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I did not actually go count everything on your data. I was just joking because sometimes back, it seems every review I read was by Tim or maybe it is just because he reviews almost all my favorite shows. I do enjoy his reviews most of the time.
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Update, now that MaryAnn has Falling Skies, that makes her Geek Queen over Tim.
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I keep remembering things after I hit "submit." I wish I would see Kiera questioning the status quo of her future corporate-ruled government more. But instead she's stuck in the same note: go back to my family, go back to my family, go back to my family. She hasn't moves an inch towards being an agent of change. But now I think I'm getting ahead of myself since this is just the episode 1 review.
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One more thing. So, this show is greatly about the social transformations between now and 2077. Because, we know, Canada is such a place with all this social unrest going on... Yeah, right. That's the part that doesn't convince me. I just can't see a strong social movement demanding change, protesting the cruel conditions of modern society taking place in today's Canada, of all places... I would see that happening in the USA, or in Brazil, though.

Another Canada-related thing... Whenever they mention Canadian army, Canadian black ops, Canadian gangsters, a crime spree in Canada... Ooooooh, I get so scared! OK, maybe for Canadians this makes sense, but it's their fault if their country has such a nice, clean, orderly, socially fair (and fictionally boring) image.
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Perhaps you ought to focus less on successful Canadiana and more on the story. There is very little in the show itself to indicate it takes place anywhere but in a large city (there are, of course, signs in both French and English, and in the premiere the memory disk-like thing they use to upload all the assassination scene photos has a 'Property of the Vancouver Police Dept' sticker with a coat of arms), but try not to pick on a show based on where it's from. This was one of the best season 2 premieres of any sci-fi show of late.
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Meant to add, while you may doubt that the future would take place in Canada, try to think that if the future was based on disaster, which nation would suffer it the most? It would be the US. Any nuclear war, of course, would devastate both through initial hit and fallout, but say it was a gradual, conventional war and/or terrorism -- Canada would fare pretty well next to its Southern neighbour.

My point is just that we don't know, and probably never will know, because where it is is not relevant to the story and probably won't be written in. It's science fiction, and could just as well be taking place in The Congo.
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First of all, my observations don't mean I'm not focusing on the story and enjoying it. But the story clearly takes place in Vancouver (present and future) and they never attempt to hide it, though they show it discreetly, unlike with American shows, when the city almost becomes another character. Maybe they could've created a fictional generic place like Arrow's Sterling City, and that would be fine.

But, Vancouver, especially for someone who lives in Brazil like me, already looks sort of futuristic right now, a place with plenty of technology, where public services work, and heck, they even have socialized medicine! (Though I know that's never mentioned in the show.) To even suggest the same standard of living to someone in a city like Rio de Janeiro, that would sound like real science fiction. And believe me The Congo is very, very, VERY different, and much, MUCH worse than Rio de Janeiro.

Anyway, focusing on the show as you suggest, the clean and quiet Vancouver they depict in the show seems like an absolutely wrong place whose social unrest would feed a movement like Liber8. Future Vancouver, with corporations taking seats in the Congress, yes is a sorta scary place, but it still looks people are fed, and clothed and have plenty of tech gadgets to play with. Anyway, with the apparent standards of living in that city, I don't see how "the masses" would rise and revolt.

Now, if you want a smart representation of what a nightmare it would be like to have a corporation running a city, then watch the first two Robocop movies. THAT was convincing.

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I really hope tvdotcom starts reviewing Continuum, though since I'm one of those rascals that is watching the episodes following their airing in Canada, it's a little hard to select what to say and avoid spoilers.

As far as Kiera's vision of the future is concerned, in the future she seems to live in a central area, like a downtown zone. Usually they show large skyscrapers and flying vehicles to represent "the future." But likewise, if somebody from the beginning of the 20th century were to watch a scene with someone appreciating the view of a quite suburban street or an oppressive modern metropolis with high glass skyscrapers like New York, Toronto or São Paulo, with helicopters with busy executives and police officers flying around all the time, this person from the past would have very different impressions of what the 21st century would be like. All I can say is that Kiera's place must be noisy and she probably can't afford a quite suburban house, since I doubt the future will be like, downtown all over. That makes for interesting visuals, but a very stressful environment where to raise a kid.
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Gosh, now you guys must think I don't know the difference between "quite" and "quiet." Talk about insisting on a typo...
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As far as I understand, Kiera waking up at the beginning from a nightmare was the same as Kiera waking up at the end from old Alec uploading his message to young Alec into Kiera's CMR. Or was this obvious and you were just noting the foreshadowing?
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Stupid girl deserves whatever she gets for not following this cardinal rule of fiction: always shoot them in the face.
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Rule #2: Always Doubletap
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Actually that's not the cardinal rule of fiction. The cardinal rule of fiction is to tie them up and leave them to some dastardly fate, alone. They always escape, do they not. Shooting them in the face is how you do it if your serious...
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I like the start of this season. It isn't the strongest SciFi has. But it is pretty good fun. Plus Rachel Nichols being a badass is enjoyable.
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Love that Kiera goes all dark side for a while and hooks up with Kellogg. Shes very whats it all for at at the beginning of S2 which is great. The thing I love about this show is the conflict - you sympathise with liber8s ideals but not the group as does Kiera
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Lol Playing along ;) great episode and even better progressing season.

XO
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Wow, we are finally ahead in Canada on Continuum. It feels so weird because its always the opposite! I barley remember what happened at the beginning of the season, but I will say that in a few episodes it's going to get really good!
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Too late for that, it's already really good...
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Agree to both posts, although in terms of 'being behind' in Canada, Canada gets most major American stations, so you're really not behind for the most part.
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I am watching Continuum for the first time on SyFy, I mean REALLY the first time. I missed the entire first season. I'm hoping I can pick up on what's going on without having to go back and watch the first season. I think reading reviews here will help me understand some of the stuff that I missed out on. I hope you keep writing them.

Anyway, this seems to be a really good show! I'm pissed I didn't watch it from the start. I know I could become an internet ninja and watch the first season online, but I don't really have the time for that.
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It's only ten episodes, so I'm pretty sure you have time. And you don't have to be an internet ninja. You just need a bittorrent client (e.g. Vuze). Then you do a search at a torrent site (e.g. thepiratebay.sx). Click the magnet link next to the file you want. It's a good idea to also get VLC media player.
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Amatuer...
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Huh?
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If you do get an urge to watch the first season, it's all on U.S. Netflix.
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I finally get to say this: I feel like Continuum disappeared for a few months and Kiera turned into a raging bitch. Is it just me or does she seem like she suddenly became a terrible person? She's so concerned with her problems and she doesn't seem to give a shit about anyone else's.
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No worries, this witchy Kiera only lasts the first two episodes honestly, and then you realize why in about 4 eps why she's coming off this way, so just take it in stride
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That's one way to look at it. Another way to look at it is that her #1 priority is to return to her life & family. She has simply been increasingly isolated & frustrated since the day an office building landed on her head. That doesn't make her a bad person
I imagine If I were stranded in the past & looking to get back to my home as I know it, with the very existence of everything & everyone in my life up for grabs, I'd most likely come off as a complete dick occasionally.


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Yeah, give our gal a little credit. She's in one hell of a jam and the Vancouver PD has no idea they're at war with the future. I'm sure future Alec knows the future is messed up and is trying to rectify it. But after many time travel stories, we know it's not that easy. Remember the message from White Tulip, Fringe's all time favorite episode? Walter says don't do it and he's right. I miss Walter Bishop...
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I give her no credit. Ya, so she's having a bad year, so what? Alec's had it pretty rough too and he's not being a douche bag to her, he's just trying to get some space. It's not like she just snapped at him once - she started behaving like he's her personal punching bag/IT slave.
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You know none of this actually happened in the real world. You're complaining about writing, because that's what this is. She is just doing what the director tells her...
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Just watched s2e3 on SyFyUK. Can't believe we're ahead of the original SyFy channel. Didn't even have to get my ninj-on.
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SyFy isn't the original. Showcase is airing episode 7 today (or tomorrow, depending on your time zone).
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Yes, I'm well aware Showcase is where SyFy gets more and more of it's programming while cancelling all of it's own, fully scripted, original television. Go Canada! I was refering to the channel. Just thought SyFy (the original) would get it's hands on it before SyFy UK. Must've had some extra eps of Robot Combat League that took precedence.
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Yay, ninjas!
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Awww, I barely remember what happened in the first episode of the season. That was like... a month and a half ago!

Unless I rewatch it, I don't think I'll have anything to contribute. Oh well. I probably wouldn't have had much to say anyway, except "Watch Continuum!"
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Lost Girl, now Continuum? What is it between Canadian & US suits not being able to schedule properly? Not to worry, MaryAnn will do a great job anyway, then hopefully the silly suits might learn to sync by next season. In the meanwhile, no problem, cuz Shhhhh!
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Good show, glad to see a recap even if it is like two seasons late. This weeks episode goes on my WTF list for the reaction of Carlos to (insert spoiler here). Such a man-child.
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The show needs to somehow start making a better case for Liber8 or start pushing Kiera in that direction.

We KNOW the future is bad and needs to be changed. But while we stay most of the time in the present we see Kiera as the good guy and Liber8 as the bad guy. This does provide some interesting nothing-is-pure-black-and-white questions, but at some point Kiera will have to start changing the future WILLINGLY for the better - that is to fight the corporations. She can not stay forever on current side of the fence. Otherwise the whole premise goes out the window.

I really have a hard time imagining how that would play out, but I'm hooked enough to keep watching and find out.
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You know, much to the chagrin of FringeFanatic, I made the outlandish statement last year that Continuum was almost as good as Fringe. I knew it wasn't although I'm pretty impressed with it and wanted the masses to check it out. I just published my book, A Brief History of Time Travel, and the book covers both series quite extensively and in a very positive way. Lost, not so much. I was very impressed with the first episode of season two, but I must've missed something last year because I thought Travis was toast when Sonya gunned him down. And I'm still wondering about the death of Kellogg's grandma and why he wasn't erased. With Fringe just a very pleasant memory, I think Continuum is second only to Orphan Black in TV sci-fi these days and I'm a glutton for time travel. I don't really speculate too much on where they're going with it because I trust them. I did that with Lost and my disappointment was legendary. I actually wrote my book because of Fringe and it's very paradoxical ending and I knew why it was okay the way it was.
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Nice plug of your book lol! Orphan Black rocks!
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Well, I have to plug my book. You see I'm not making $4335 on my computer at home, and neither is anyone else. And by the way I forgot to mention you will find it on Amazon for the ridiculously low price of $4335, and I need only sell one...
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lol.. must be a great book!
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Actually, it is...
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Man I hate those spam posts so much, yet they never get removed :(
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Yes Continuum is awesome. Enjoying Second Season already was not going to wait for SyFy.
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Season 2 has been awesome so far :D I'm glad this is getting coverage! Everything I loved about season 1 is basically getting stronger and clearer in season 2!
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Yes, it's darker and better.
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Gloating..:) been watching this season on the bbc
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Tbh I don't really remember what happened in the first ep, but the show continues to shine in season 2 and has been extremely kick ass thus far! So I'd be thrilled if you covered it even though I've already seen it. I'll be a well behaved non spoilery commenter :)
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I don't want to spoil anything but the next episodes sex change plot will blow your mind!!!!!!
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omg!! you mean im a ninja? SWEET! LOL couldn't help it :P
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I know what's coming and without to get to spoilery, there are some great character driven episodes about Kira.
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BTW, I know what's coming ;-) (nice review) LOVE this show.
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Continuum had a great first season. They knew exactly what they are and what they can do. Canadian shows rock!
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I wished that SYFY did not censored certain expletives especially when other Basic Cable networks are letting them fly!! plus they let them fly on Lost Girl kinda confusing!! but onto to S2 ep 1 one word excellent some people have criticized Rachel skills as an actresses I have to disagree with that assessment!!!
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Agreed on the censoring thing. It was on cable. At 10PM. Why the frack did they feel the need to sensor it?

Meanwhile, at least until now, SyFy has been OK with letting "Lost Girl" drop an s-bomb and such.

A real head-scratcher.
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She's fine and I mean that in all respects. And btw, your review was right on the dime, Mary Anne. Glad it's getting the recognition it deserves.
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I haven't basically because in watched the series finale of merlin ahead of time and it wasn't the same. I am sensing I may need to rewatch the episode because I kept thinking I actually missed the message. But no Kiera was just being way considerate. It appeared Old Alec specifically was looking for her though he seemed to briefly contemplate someone else. I am wondering if he saw some of thw value of Liber8' s actions but wanted someone to temper the reaction to them. Like that the corporate structure rose up in reaction but what if law and order couldkeep a hold...so lets send a cop who had expressed some questions about who all these supposed terrorists were. I kind of wonder why Alec needs the job at the computer store. There was nothing I the message. I also wonder if when Old Alec place the message in Kiera's cmr that he crossed a timeline and her dream was something our Kiera will ecperience but 2077 Kiera had not but the memories were being put in her head through dreams (I know our Kiera is later but if I understand the paradox correction thing the timeline uncrossed and the memory is not there).
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One thing I really like about the show is that it raises questions--much like Battlestar Galactica-- as to whether the antagonists actually have a point. This is actually war and you fight a war with all you got. The people in Vancouver don't really know what's at stake except for Kiera and Alec and it's hard to fight a war when you don't know you're in one. It's things like this that makes the show worthy.
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I hate to be that guy, but Rachel Nichols is ridiculously hot. Who am I kidding? I love to be that guy.
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She's alright, but she's no Lexa Doig. Honestly, the hair style and color they have her in for this show doesn't work for her as well as most every other she's tried.
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meaning of the new hairstyle seems to be "I am a real bad girl now"
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See, now you've just changed the whole meaning of my DUH! It's a paradox, I tell ya...
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DUH!
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I purposely haven't looked for Continuum season 2 online yet so I could watch them week to week like normal peoples. But after this first episode, I don't think I can wait a whole week for episode 2. I would still like to get some reviews though because this is a great show and it is a great way to draw attention to it. also is it me or did Rachel Nichols get hotter and the show a lot more fluid then its original few episodes?
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It's easier to wait a week, or two, or three than it is to wait like 8 months for the next season. I watch so much stuff that it's easy to pace myself on the good stuff...
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I will never say a word about a future episode, of which obviously I have not seen any, but I am just so glad the show is finally up and on the site!

I think you would go with US order because:
1) It would be a shame to skip the 6 episodes that already have aired, and
2) It gives me an excuse to rewatch each episode (oh wait... I didn't just write that...)

Now I need to go (re)watch Episode 1 so I can get caught up.
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Great news. Canada has renewed CONTINUUM for a third season
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That is great
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That is great news!
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Why wouldn't they, they're not ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox? It's about time Canada joined the race...
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Canada also recently had the best commander of the international space station ever, created orphan black, and has been where half the genre television of the last 20 years was filmed. Basically, all American geeks should move to Canada now.
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I can dig it...
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OMG I can't believe Kira did that thing and then Carlos was all "WTF?" Of course in the end everyone was all "that's cool" then that guy showed up and did that thing.
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Dude, SPOILERS!
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Yay....we're getting Continuum reviews.
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You should have added one more option, covering the original, Showcase airing of the episodes ;)

Continuum is a great show, I miss the fresh reviews/discussions from tv.com.
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What the hell, why not, i'll re-watch to play along. There's got to be some advantage to my terrible memory.
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