Most Sci Fy shows don't last long anymore, a sad thing, even the scify channel is mostly dumb shows these days. I am glad their is still one good scyfy show that has survived. I really like it, my biggest fear was it wouldn't come back for a second season. I love it. I am a dire hard fan and I want to see it last many season!
" On August 25, Showcase officially renewed Continuum for a second season of 13 episodes to premiere on April 21, 2013 (Showcase, Canada) and June 7, 2013 (Syfy, 3] The series is currently airing in the . on
This is a great show, but the writers need to find a way back and forth where she can almost get home but, darn it, too late again! The cop partner, needs to fall for her, then find out her secret, unrequited show rocks, hope to see it blossom.
I haven't enjoyed watching a show that much for a long time.
First there is Rachel Nichols whom I first saw in the last season of Alias where she did a pretty good job with a role that was not easy. Then she kind went off the radar except some small roles like in Charly Wilson's war. And I thought it was a waste. And at last she is given the lead. And she doesn't disappoint. She is really great as Kiera Cameron.
Second the predicament of the show is really interesting and as so much potential. It's just up to the writers to exploit it.
And lastly, the show questions the fundamentals of our society. And Kiera is right in the middle of this questioning with no clue about what is right or wrong.
I watched the whole season one. This is an excellent series which without showing crime, blood, and other disasters absorbs people. The whole season one is strongly connected. The best scene for me is in the last episode which Kiera understood that she was wrong and she acted wrong. The whole new society lie to her and to other people such that they cannot think correctly.
I just love this entire show. The dynamics of the characters and how they are building them is extremely exciting. I also love all the Sci-Fi. The show isn't supposed to be chalk full of it or else they wouldn't have decided to do 2012. However I enjoy all the graphics and the technology. Most of all I find they do a good balance of flash backs to real time, so that we understand what happend/happens and how it correlates to the story now.
This is such an awesome show. I can't believe that is is in question for a second season. It addresses current topics, presents tech in a realistic light (not good or evil, just is) and poses/presents real issues we must deal with TODAY.
This isn't just the best sci-fi series this season but the best of all genres! The pilot ep drew me in from the beginning and each episode is interesting and thought provoking and the show does it with a good story lines and acting, not nudity and sex like most other shows.
I'm sad to see that the show is on Haitus/TBD. Why is it that a show that depends on brainpower and not loinpower can't make it anymore?
I rated this Series with 10 out of 10 because it's different and it gives me the opportunity to see beyond present times. It makes me think outside of the box and see the things from many different perspectives.
I love the drama, I love the script, I love how all the characters blend into this beautiful created series. I love how it starts and how it ends each and every episode. It's one movie that if I play it in 10 years from now it will still make a difference.
I just hope this series won't end soon because it's so much to build and create that people won't have a choice, they will simply love it.
This show is my favorite scifi since Fringe ended, except where Fringe had a weak 1st season, I was absorbed by Continuum immedlately - It is one of several of new waves of scifi-esque shows but it does everything well!
I'll agree with some of the other reviewers that the anti-corporation ideology can be a little thick...
Other than that one criticism, I have only great things to say about Continuum! The acting is top-shelf compared to other scifis (cough, Defiance), the story is moving along at quite a brisk pace - they don't lean on the procedural 'criminal-of-the-week' near as much as most other shows (even Fringe did it more).
My only hope is that they continue to explore the other timelines, or at least discuss timetravel and the future as the show goes on. Liber8 seems to be failing but I have no doubt there will be more depth by the end of the season :D
I've noticed a few confused reviewers on here that take issue with the "freedom fighters" being antagonistic guys. The sympathy for these is intentional and part of why this show is special. If you watch the show further into the season, it'll be clear that there is no easy answer. The argument regarding whether the killing of innocents and the acts of terrorism in general to fight for a larger cause is a very controversial one for obvious reasons. The protagonist in this show simply starts off by lining up on the side of stopping terrorist attacks from killing innocents and is initially self-serving in her futile attempts to make it back to her time. That is just the premise which is quickly evolving into a deeper plot that looks like someone from the future was actually puppeteering a potential alteration of history. Aside from potentially melting our brains with the paradox of time travel, this will inevitably produce some serious moral dilemmas to be pondered as character and story arcs pan out which is quite lofty for a sci-fi show. If you want simple black and white, good v evil, this isn't the show for you. It's deliberately murky which, in my opinion, makes for much better TV because it makes you think. It's also not going to be an enjoyable show if you get too cynical about time travel in general, although so far I haven't noticed anything that has forced me to unnaturally suspend my disbelief. All in all, this is a great show and a very pleasant suprise straight out of Canada.
I see her already questioning her position and the world view she's actually living becoming clearer to both her and us as an audience... the future society is screwed-up, but she's already made a concession which appears to support the future corporate globe-omerate by releasing the creator / founder of cheap power via cold fusion in the future... but does this really provide a hidden, placed via the past, operative who'll support her future self and the resistence... who's really playing GOD???
For the first several seconds I was a little worried about a show led by Rachel Nichols because I did not like her in CM. Well, forget about that.
Short version: Put doubts like that and give this show a chance.
There is definitely a show worth watching and supporting. It's not cheesy or unrealistic and themes will keep you intrigued.
1) The premise is intriguing.
Near-future social apocalypse is not a new theme but the timing of this show is excellent. Many plot lines will hit close to home. Terrorism, privacy, freedom, corporate power, and government suppression are all current issues that have been blended well in the show.
2) Very cool near-future tech
It remains to be seen how long budget will allow producers to present more of the cool tech we saw in the first few episodes but the creators have done a great job taking existing tech and working theories and turning them into viable near-future tech.
3) The "bad guys" are very interesting and many viewers (and perhaps some of the characters) may find themselves questioning what is good and what is evil.
Where the show needs work?
- A strong female lead is great but that does not mean the male characters have to be idiots. This is where the US version of "Prime Suspect" went wrong. In the first half of the season they made the male characters stupid clowns (perhaps to boost the female lead) and viewers rejected it. I hope the writers understand that a show can have more than one strong character and that every lead needs weaknesses. If not, then they need to bring in Joss Whedon right away.
- Cover story needs improvement. How long can she stay a "special agent" with no badge or credentials? That is a weakness that some can forgive but it's a major leap so it needs reinforcement.
dang... i just recently discovered this show. I had to catch up! and after the last episode of Season 1. I cant wait till season 2. i googled for premiere dates but to no avail, the closest i could find was they are starting to shoot season 2 in 2013 and the deal for it to be released here in the US is almost closed. I loved all the characters except for Kellog, not because he is a bad actor, i just dont like Kellog! haha. Rachel Nichols is awesome, she got the lonely OMG im badass thing down. And I havent seen Victor in a good role since Mutant X! haha. go Canada for making this show eh!?
Great story, acting is good. Likeable characters, no anoying "WEASLY" type characters and a very solid storyline. Again some people will dislike this show for being too political and close to the bone.. or maybe some hard truths about the way the world is run today, I just enjoy the fantasty and go with the flow.
No doubt there will be some major plot changes in the near future (Excuse the pun) and once again reading some reviews people have missed the point, about the main character supporting the corporate the whole point and no doubt will will see some U Turns watching as this can only get better...
Well, a lot of unanswered questions after this first season, intriguing ones ... and disturbing ones. We're not sure of anything, and that's good ! At the end of each episodes I had been thinking "hell ! it's already over !"
Let's face it; there are few scifi shows nowadays (too many vampires and other magic beasts for my taste), but cheer up ! Continuum is definitely a very good scifi show