Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
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The Terminator franchise arrives on TV with this serial drama. The series picks up two years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor (Thomas Dekker and Lena Headey) hiding from the government. After two years in one place Sarah decides they need a change of scenery and in doing so they expose themselves to FBI Agent James Ellison (Richard T. Jones) and Skynet's army of Terminators including Cameron Phillips (Summer Glau) a reprogrammed Terminator sent to protect John. She informs them that Judgment Day was not stopped and will take place in 2011. John convinces Sarah to stop hiding and fight so Cameron takes them to a time machine the resistance has set up to take them to the year Skynet was created 2007.
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  • Lena Headey

    Lena Headey

    Sarah Connor

    Thomas Dekker

    Thomas Dekker

    John Connor

    Summer Glau

    Summer Glau

    Cameron Phillips

    Richard T. Jones

    Richard T. Jones

    Agent James Ellison

    Brian Austin Green

    Brian Austin Green

    Derek Reese [Season 2]

    Shirley Manson

    Shirley Manson

    Catherine Weaver [Season 2]

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    • Terminator: The Coolest Love Story Ever

      9.5
      As a Terminator fan, the last thing you'd think to call Terminator is a love story, but this series is, at its core, and at its absolute best.

      This series had the best Sarah Connor (sorry Linda Hamilton) and best John Connor ever in Lena Headley and Thomas Dekker. Like Terminator 2, this series also managed to turn its terminator into an intriguing character that was central to the drama and not just the action.

      This series created a new timeline to wisely sidestep continuity issues before the Star Trek franchise and Terminator Genysis did the same later on.

      The dialog and acting in the series are fantastic. They would have to be since this series is much more of a drama than any of the movies.

      From numerous timelines, about a half dozen terminators, a T1000, John's uncle Derek Reese, Sarah's knowledge of her own death, and a central thread of pursuing the genesis of Skynet, what truly carries the series is the relationship between John and his terminator protector, Cameron. Simply put, John and Cameron are the most intriguing romantic couple ever put on screen. Could the future leader of mankind who leads humanity to victory over machines fall in love with a machine himself? Is it possible for a machine to feel love? Could a machine learn to love?

      Even if preposterous on its face, similar as to how Arnold in T2 was the perfect father for John, Cameron in many ways is the perfect partner. A relationship with John certainly seems to be a death sentence to anyone else.

      The series struggled when it got away from John and Cameron, which it did too much of in Season 2.

      Still, this series created an intriguing plot line for Terminator that I wish they would have followed up on instead of what they did with any of the movies after T3.moreless
    • From what I recall

      9.0
      It was usually quite good: action packed, various terminators, awesome that there were two kickass female leads, on the run, gave Sarah a more further, suffice story, especially after her (spoiler maybe?) death was declared in T3. This may have been the last great instance of Terminator. I am hoping for another TV series rather than more movies. Sorry to say, but I knew T5 was gonna bomb in the US (Arnold's rep even though work and personal life are seperate to me, sort of a rehashing of T1 etc) . I can see how it ended after the 2nd season. It was starting to be a bit boring and some filler. Most-All ep (Jan 08-Apr 09) Foxmoreless
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    • Bereft

      9.0
      Just watched Series 1 and 2 over the last 3 weeks and was very impressed, feel completely bereft now I've finished. The last 10 minutes blew me away.

      On reflection it was interesting to see 31 episodes but so many seemed like fillers and really just dragged the series out and became repetitive.

      Obviously with a time travel story there are many realities as John found when he went into the future and Derek did not know him and Alison wasn't Cameron. However as there was a war with Skynet whatever John, Sarah, Derek and Cameron did in the past, in 2011, had no effect on Skynet as they never found what Skynet was doing in 2011 as the Zeira Corp was supposedly fighting Skynet. Also Derek killed Andy Goode, the inventor of the Turk, which did not get into the hands of Skynet but belonged to Zeira Corp. Also if John Henry had Cameron's chip how could he swap the chips as he would cease functioning when he removed his own.

      Either my wires are crossed or I need a review to resolve my queries.

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