So disappointing to see this attempt at SciFi. This show doesn't come anywhere near the greatness of shows like battlestar galactica. It is entirely unclear who are the bad guys and who are the good guys (i certainly don't want to live in a future where corporations own everything and we're made to shut up and do what we're told) The whole show is based on the premise of ensuring the world keeps going down the path to a horrible future.
Would give this zero if i could.
Will we see an intelligent SciFi show on TV ever again? :-(
A mix of recent major events (bailouts, terrorism) with some hi-tech gizmos (even time travel!) aiming to convince us, that corporations bring order and well-being to the world. And they bailout the governments (ha-ha-ha). And everybody opposing them is a ruthless terrorist, even guilty for the 9/11-like events...
Worst of all why is the main character fighting to protect tyranny? It would've been more believable if the "bad guys" were fighting to protect facism and the main character, Kiera, travels back in time to protect the people against corporate tyranny. The only way for this show to be watchable is when they show violence or killing, it should be reminded that the Gov. Corp. is the one that regularly engages in rape and murder, not the people.
I really wanted to like this show. The espoused ideology and the over the top portrayals of psychopathic anti-corporatists is patently ridiculous though and really, assuming "freedom fighters" from the future are evil nutjob psycho's is it really that hard to kill one cop... At least its not as mind numbingly-dumb as "Revolution". I only made it through a 1/2 the first season, so maybe it gets better...
When I saw the first episode I had high hopes that this would be my fringe replacement but after watching the second episode yesterday I realized that its not to be. I really don't like the way it's going and the acting is pretty bad.
Good, Bad we may never know I guess you can decide for yourself, and it seems the writers have solved the grandfather paradox or I should say grandmother paradox. Its another cop fans I think are ready for more space adventure not earthly dilemma. I myself am done with cop shows. To make sarcasm clear on the time paradox if he didn't die this everything they do is moot. I will be waiting for Netflix to release the second season purchasing it on Vudu or disc will be out of the question I really hope they clear up there time paradox in the next season, in which Im surprised it got when firefly got one.
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 science fiction 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 already acknowledged and very good shows) i totally turned off by the really bad acting especially from Rachel Nichols and the convenient events happening all the time to progress the plot. That's that, then moving on to other things. . Is anyone really annoyed by that pimple below Rachel Nichols' right eye? :P
I had some high hopes, but both the lines as written, and the delivery as acted... are a bit camp. I've only seen the first few episodes and I'm already 100% behind the 'bad guys' and hoping they win. It's pretty bad when you're not rooting for the main character in a series.
The show is ok, but the biggest problem is that the protagonist is a defender of a dystopian future, whereas the antagonists are freedom fighters... this is backwards. The show also doesn't have enough sci-fi in it. It's mostly a cop show.
I'm just having a really, really hard time rooting for people who want the future to be dominated by corporations. Aren't things bad enough already??!! Why is the main character so clueless? I like the idea, but when does the main character wake up from her completely uncritical thinking that the world is better off dominated by corporations that look only after themselves and have removed human liberties like freedom of speech. The plot is really confusing to me. Not that the supposed bad guys are going about it the right way, but still? How can any viewer espouse the cause of corporate dictatorship?
Not a bad premise, but why did they have to hire Rachel Nichols as the lead? I realise I'm going to be in the minority, but there's just something about her that irritates me. The only other thing I've seen her in was Criminal Minds - and I was so pleased when she left.
As for Continuum, I'm definitely on the Rebels side, even though I get the impression that we're supposed to be on the Protector's side.
I expected that the Rebels had gone back in time to stop the rise of the corporations, I just don't understand why their first move is to arm themselves. Surely with a few decades to change things there were better ways. As for Keira's miraculous acceptance by the local police - I didn't find that very believable. Nor can I feel any sympathy for her supposed grief at having left her family behind in 2077.
All in all, I've found it a bit disappointing. I hope it picks up in the next few episodes.
Just to be clear, this TV series is written by wild-eyed, left wing, socialist liberals. But that aside, it is a great time travel story. The good guys and the bad guys don't really make much sense. Corporations take over the world, but they have created a Congress to do so. And, oh yes, there is lots of regulation. Clearly, whoever wrote this has never set on a board for anything. But, like a lot of the radical stuff on TV today, I can get past it and still have fun. This is a good one.
When I was younger, I was a big fan of something called The Power Rangers. My favourite of the bunch was Time Force... Picture it: A young female cop's fiance-and partner-is murdered by a mutant criminal, just before he escapes imprisonment for life by travelling back in time (along with a prison full of criminals), from the year 3000 to the then present time of 2001. Our young hero follows him into the past, where she must join forces with a man whose resemblance to her dead fiance is uncanny, and re-capture all the mutant criminals, whilst trying to find a way back to her time.
Sound familiar? (Minus the mutants and dead fiance thing.) That's kind of what I thought when I first heard about Continuum. I had mixed feelings about it. Whilst the above story line would work great-better, even-as an adult show rather than one for kids, how dare they steal such awesomeness from my childhood and make it better?? Look, I'm a sucker for sci-fi, and all things time travel-y, so I was going to check it out anyway. And it did sound kind of awesome. Is it? Well it's... Interesting.
Sure the pilot was high on exposition and low on character moments, but dudes, it's a pilot. That's kind of how they work. It gave us a sense of what all other episodes will be like-a cop show with a dash of time travel madness. Which is okay for me, I guess. Personally, there are FAR TOO MANY cop shows out there for my liking, but TV is like family. You can't ask for what you want. You just hang with the ones can stand and avoid the rest until Christmas.
I reckon the 'Terrorist Hunt of the Week' will bore me sometimes, and there will be some dull episodes. But there is also the possibility of some great episodes, it all rests on which direction the writers take this. Standard procedural or serialised mystery? Obviously, there is a major conspiracy going on... And is Keira's fiance involved? And what about Liber8, the terrorists? The pilot didn't touch on their background at all, and simply set them up as The Bad Guys. But they're fighting for freedom. Whose side should we really be on? And what is up with Keira's suit?? That thing can do everything except bake cookies. Or maybe it can, and we just haven't seen it yet. Seriously, with that suit and her bionic woman set up, she's like Inspector Gadget minus the hat.
Yes, I have added it to my 'watch list'. Let's hope Continuum reaches its potential, and doesn't become the next Alcatraz...
And for old times sakes: Time for Time Force! Yeah!
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 is huge, but perhaps will improve. I like Rachel Nichols a lot, but some of other actors are even better.
When I first heard about this show, I went online to look for more info in order to find out if it was worth watching - my favorite series were between seasons, so I was hunting around for possible replacements. Based on the first reviews on this site, I gave it up. They were mixed and confusing, not very helpful. Then, in a moment of desperation, I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. I've seen the whole season 1 already and I think it was actually pretty good. The premise of time travel isn't new, but there's a twist to it: the leading character, Kiera, is some kind of cop who works for the corporations that took over the government in the future. There'a a feeling of totaliarianism in the air, a touch of George Orwell's "1984". And that's the most intriguing thing about it: if Kiera is supposedly our "hero" why is she working for the "bad guys"? An interesting question, which was not entirely answered in the first season, but to which we were given small clues: Kiera's joining the terrorists' trip through time wasn't as random as it first seemed. Also, I think the ramifications of changing the past are being dealt with nicely.
I think the acting is OK, not as bad as people claim. There are some occasionally cheesy dialogues, which could be passable if they weren't delivered with a very unimaginative choice of songs (oh, there are a few irritating video clips in the end of the episodes, but since this is one of my pet peeves, it is probably OK with a lot o people). The effects are usually bad; I hope the budget or creativity of the people responsible for it improves. The future takes place in 2077 , so it is a 65-year time difference in relation to our time, which makes the advances in technology seem a bit too big for such a small amount of time, honestly. On the other hand, I think they make sense in the plot, so they're acceptable. All in all, a series that stands out and is promising and I'm definitely looking forward to its second season.
Love the show. I didn't expect to because the older I get, the more demanding I become with the sci-fi genre on the whole. Used to be, gimme some cool spaceships, a few explosions, or a hot, tri-breasted Matian prostitute & I was pefectly happy. Now, not so much. Most sci-fi I simply can't get into anymore because all they have to offer are some cool spaceships, a few explosions & maybe an occasional hot, tri-breasted Martian prostitute.
I haven't been pumped over a sci-fi show since The 4400 & BSG, so seven episodes into Continuum so far and I'm a very happy geek.
The show has it's flaws, but it's nice to get sucked into a good story without getting constantly distracted by effects and production values (as I'm prone to do)
If you've been hearing some of the hype around the show & thinking about watching it for a while as I have, Trust me. Go ahead & stop thinking about it & just do it.
I found that it's very much worth spending the time on.
With Fringe ending, Eureka ended, and other proyects like firefly and defying gravity dead, we only have continuum as our escape. Although this is not what I would call 100% syfy it is pretty close. Only one qustion do you think the terrorist are bad? I think they are saving the world.
Anyway the girl Kiera want to have sex with the Terrorist cuz she felt guilty of killing her sister and plus her husband cheat on hear too ... its the result of a a corrupted society destroying each other cuz of greed and the goverment not seeing that in order to get more jobs needs more money to invest in those jobs ...because they don want to see ppl becoming poor criminals and dying as a result... so instead of having several systems or a new one they decide to only listen to the rich guys giving them more power ...Corruptocracy that corrupt the politians that were supose protect us from them ...so in order to avoid be charged with taxes they decided to bought every politian to listen them instead their voters ... coincidence with our current society ...nope...none
How to reverse back cuz we cant trust politians anymore dont use violence use ur brains ...USE THE POWER OF PURCHASE you have and make go bankrupt every crappy business that support Acts like SOPA or any trying to miss with ur rights and dont buy their products and hell you can decide which company will survive...the ones who doesnt miss with ur rights ...there is a list of companies supporting sopa and other acts like that make sure dont buy any of their products and the future will always be yours...hell we can even become so strict that every professional who wants to survive has to be good with others...
This is a new series and I really like what I'm seeing.
I mean, what's not to like? Super hot kick ass semi-bionic future girl sent back in time to save mankind fight bad guys that come also from the future. No, it's not the terminator, and the future isn't toast, unless you count corporate democracy as doom.
The scenes depicting the future are really well created, and you gotta love seeing "cancer man" from X-Files back on the screen.
Somewhat a mixture between Bionic Woman and Terminator.