This show gets better with age. Early on it was a scifi show that was also a police drama that kinda forgot it was a sci fi show. As it's progressed it's ticking off all the good scifi boxes. I can't wait for season 4!
Season one was outstanding. I loved it! Season two kept up the amazingness too. The whole back from the future cop/terrorist plot is a first, too entertaining to miss. The plot throughout the first two seasons was compelling. Kiera is simply beautiful, smart and kickass!
Season three is alright but the plot is getting heavy and complicated and i hope the writers fix that! Its an awesome show and i hope it goes back onto the right path.
When I saw this show in 2012, it seemed to me one of the best sci-fi of the past years. The drop in quality in the second season was huge but the third hit rock botton. I like Rachel Nichols a lot, but at this rate of crapness nothing will remain in the timeline.
I think that this series just gets better and better! I'm amazed by some of the concepts explored in it. I think that Kiera has turned out to be the main villain. Her life in 2077 isn't worth returning to, because it's based on slavery, censorship, and control of the food supply . There does seem to be a conflict of interests with the whole storyline, considering the big companies who own Showtime, SyFy Channel, etc, but don't forget that Star Trek: TNG was shown on a lot of channels owned by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp, often run as PayTV, although the underlying message in Star Trek is alternative economics.
From the reviews I see a few cheers for Continuum telling a story about how the corporations pull all the strings and they corrupt govt on all levels. The only problem, Corporations are not only people, but they are TV producers as well. Continuum can't go too far in it's story telling before it's finances dry up. The US part of the money pot is controlled by SyFy which is a very minor appendage of Comcast-NBC-Universal conglomerate. Don't expect too much out of a basically "entertainment" TV Series, and if you go on the internet, Shaw and Comcast own large chunks of that too.
In Canada, Showcase is owned by (Shaw Media) Shaw Communications, in turn controlled by Goldman Sachs $2 billion buy-in.
Is anybody REALLY paying attention to this show? I thought this place would be blaizng hot with comments about "Sonmanto"! So bloody bold! The show fully explored the possible outcome of Monsanto having ownership of the world's food supply!
SHOUTED about everywhere! This is not just a scifi show! It's provocative education!
Listen up people! This show tells it like it might be if we don't stop MONSANTO!
And just so you know, the Facebook page for the TV show seems to no longer be available! When I search for it I get American Horror Story! What's up with that!
I loved this programme ... the concept, the characters, the setting. I felt it had great things to say about where our society was heading if we weren't careful.
But recently ... for most of this current series I have just felt blah about it. I don't care anymore, the characters are no longer interesting, I find myself playing games, reading the news and ,, writing this! when I should be watching! At this stage I would please hope that something like Bitten (which had an amazing first season) will be renewed and this will be concluded in a satisfying way, because I don't have the patience to invest in this anymore... it just isn't interesting anymore.
Don't get me wrong .. I love complicated sci-fi shows but this is just getting boring;
I love that this episode was directed by Amanda Tapping - there were some great Vancouver skyline shots and on Showcase there are little show infos that show up on screen to fill out some background on the episode. I've not noticed that before, so perhaps it's a new addition. Cool episode - good on ya Amanda!!
I thought this would be a really interesting Sci-Fi series and was looking forward to it. But, with each show it just becomes more unbelievable and convoluted. Now, Kira is dealing with two of herself and Andy. What a joke. They had people stuck in "jails" with a guardian for the future? Sorry, I couldn't even watch the entire last episode. I'll admit that I'm totally lost and have no idea what is happening, anymore.
Well, I' ll go out and say it. I don't like this one. When I first read the plot I thought it was pretty interesting, being a sci-fi fan myself but after two episodes (I know it's not much but I just don't like at all and I want to watch so many other shows) I was totally turned off by the wooden acting, especially from Rachel Nichols, and the convenient events happening to progress the plot. That's that then, moving on to other things. .
the continuum is an amazing series but does not have any time they have to keep the viewers interested save the story from butchering and say the story to its fullest with this complex story and only 10 to 13 episodes come on what can survive that but let me say this continuum have to survive because there is not much good science fiction with a long story this complex and wonderful in tv now days and did i said its amazing
We just discovered this series and are look forward to seeing where they go with season 3. Could be good, but could be great! Wish they would quit having her cry so much, give Carlos more lens time. Yes, there are holes in the plot, but it's good, interesting fun anyway! Good crew! Lots of possibilities here. Big corporations vs. big government? -Both equally bad, but it will be very interesting to see how this plays out. Might give all of us a better understanding about which way we really want to go.
The story is not only about the time travel but It is a indication of how future will become more and more controlled by corporations that are controlling today individual privacy. The corporations, who are distributing day to day life technologies and playing with the social engineering of human life, are only creating back door in those technologes for using human as a tool for collection of so many information and market in product world. It is seemed to be right at some instant we will become addicted and dependent on those technogies who are great for our life and improve this too. But, these will be the main source of exploiting these technology as their own benefit. And the black box of technology that has some backdoor, we will not able to modify. This is the social engineering --playing with our mind. That is we!!
Being a sucker for time travel stories and a huge fan of shows like Fringe and Dr. Who, I gave Continuum an excited try. Unfortunately, what is a pretty interesting story at the core is wasted on moments of cringeworthy dialogue exchanges, huge plot holes, personality traits changing to suit the story's flow, threads swept under the rug and multiple deus ex machinas (Kiera's suit and implants combined with Alec's mad hax0r skills and technology at disposal).
I really wanted to give this show a chance as there's good potential, yet all of the aforementioned has made me adamant about passing on season 3. That, and the Matthew Kellog character - he is just unbearable.
And somebody could finally come up with something new instead of the usual, over-boring and corporate-driven dystopian future (although the CGI here is executed really well).
I love this show, but after reading all the reviews there seems to be a common thread. Who do you root for Liber8 who is trying to protect our rights albeit by ruthless tactics or Kiera who is trying to protect the future and get herself home? But I feel we are all missing the bigger picture which is the Corporate Congress of the future which controls everything. I think we can see that this is already well under way in America and I am sure Canada and other countries also. They control the Congress and the Senate of both parties even if we don't want to admit it. we are seeing the start now of what are own reality will bee in are kids futures, scary to think about!
I stumbled across this show by accident and I am so glad I did, it is excellent, and quite frighteningly outlines the potential future that is held for us all... privacy invation is everywhere, even on this sight, I wanted to write a review and could log in using facebook, but to be able to do this, i needed to give the sight access to my friends list my birth date etc.... it is so easy to give it all up.... where is it all going...
The show taps into this, and as the previous reviewer mentions, you really don't know who to support, a police state, or the people fighting for our right to privacy and independence, albeit using very hostile means to achieve their end point.... this is a war that has already started, most of us just aren't aware yet..
I love this show, have been hooked since ep 1. the only issue I'm having a hard time with is I don't know who to support. I understand what Liber8 is trying to do, after all my own country rebelled and fought for it's independence against tyranny. However, their tactics are a bit bloody and cold. It seems that there are fractions of the Liber8 movement now with Julian in one corner (supported by Travis who bowed out per request of Julian, but still running his ring of Gang lackeys) and then Sonya and Lucas trying to work the political angle, and there is the weird development of Garza who had secondary orders from future Alec himself. On the flip side is Kiera who just wants to go home and prevent the deaths of millions. Yeah, I get that, but the system she works for creeps me out. Esp in the most recent episodes with future Julian and "flash back" from the future scene with Kiera stating that all "data" (memories and moments of one's life) were stored somewhere! OMG scary! So who should we support?! Kiera? well, certainly to a point the whole good cop defending the innocents is great, but then Liber8 is trying to stop a police state from forming, while the break off group of Lucas and Sonya seem to be in a if you can't beat them join them kind of game plan using politicians, and then Alec's main squeeze even has an agenda! WHO is Escher for god's sake? Who are these freelancers? I just wish I knew who to support here. though I suppose it's not one for us to support or bemoan but just watch as a true voyeur. Either way, I love this show.
I am more and more amazed each week with the intricate writing and the sci-fi special effects... fantastic work! It is also a pleasure seeing some of the veteran actors from previous sci-fi shows Roger R. Cross and Lexa Doig. Keep up the great work!
It is a serial with an ongoing story arc that intertwines not only episodes but seasons. The question of whether or not Kiera has changed the future by time traveling back or if she was always meant travel back (and is forming the future she left is a question that probably wont be answered until the series finale of the show (maybe sooner who knows)) but it's one of several ongoing mysteries this series wants the audience to question throughout it's run.
One of the best things about the show is that the story is somewhat morally ambiguous and that's a great thing to have. Not telling the audience what is right and wrong is a great way to be able to tell a story without alienating certain opinions. You want to agree with Kiera but a the same time the 2077 system is not the greatest and Liber8 has great points.
As of the end of the second season, the show has officially grew into an amazing gem. It's following in Fringe's footsteps which is a compliment and I cant wait to see how this series handles it's use of different timelines and I can't wait for the time travel "rules" of the Continuum Universe to finally be resolved. Kiera is a great character as is Alec, and Carlos is alright. I cant wait for the 3rd season and hopefully more after that!
This Series from the start had great potential ,storytelling wise . Time Travel from a dystopian future , where everything is controlled from Companies , and there is no thing such as privacy , where the technology is embedded in human bodies to the point that can record your memories and erase the one that are inconvenient for the system. The irony is that the "hero" believes that this is the right way , and the Baddies are trying to change this future and are considered terrorists. But at the first season the show didn't deliver this potential , but it show some glimpses of it . Overall was of course a very good show to Watch . The first few episodes of season two seamed somehow disconnected , and not on par to first season . The main problem till then was the excess of the Melodrama , and a hefty part on an episode was consumed on kieras Emotions about her husband and Child while she was stranded on another era. And it was much more than it needed , making the show more of a soap opera than a sci-fi . But Suddenly a miracle Happened . At Episode S02E05 they decided to change the excessive drama , and focus more at Kiera's Character Development at the current timeline , and since then every episode was getting better and better coming to the last episodes which were really really great , and the incredible final Episode which is one of the best episodes in sci-fi TV in general . The only problem with the show , is that most of the secondary characters are a little Flat and one dimensional . But i Believe that the main Characters Carlos and Alec are depicted excellent . At First i thought that Rachel Nichols was not so effective for the role , not liking very much her depiction of Kiera . And any point she could be so cold and distad and at the next second, she would be a crying and overwhelmed , with nothing in the between . Nichols is a Gorgeous and astonishing Woman , one of the most beautiful actresses , and my first thought was that Kiera should be Miss Earth 2077 not a cop. But I was Wrong , as i didn't get the character at first . Watching the Show , i understanded that this is how a Woman and mother cut from her family and placed in an "allien" place should Be . So Now i Believe that Nichols is really Great as Kiera and has done a great job , Although i don't agree with the tendency in Tv-series Casting that all their main actors -actresses are so over the average good looking , even when the role doesn't require that . Anyway depending how they handle things in season 3 , we might start talking for a Sci-Fi Classic
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