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Chopsaki 1/15/2013 12:26:46 PM

I actually liked it and am more then willing to give it several episodes to see how it starts to play out. Rachel Nichols is a much better here then the debacle that was G.I . Joe. Syfy has set the bar so low it's nice to see a show although a canadian import that has some measure of promise.

monkeyfoot 1/15/2013 2:32:37 PM

I happened upon the show by sheer accident last night. I could tell it was Canadian by some of the cast and of course the Vancouver setting and remembered reading about a sci-fi import coming.

I like the basic set up of the show. It allows for some sci-fi gadgets and effects but can keep them to an inexpensive minimum by setting it in the present. I also like putting a twist on procedurals. It helps make it familiar and new for the average viewer. I do find it rather dry and emotionally distant though. Even with our heroine possibly never seeing her world or loved ones again her character feels alittle emotionally flat. Maybe its Canadian acting or something. But it has alot of potential dealing with the most intriguing of sci-fi topics , time travel. I also like all the cyber implants and tech she has. That is exactly how I envision the average person to be equipped in another 60 years. I'm definietly going to keep watching for awhile.

Moz72 1/15/2013 8:54:36 PM

The premise of  Continuum is basically a carbon copy of the 1993 series Time Trax starring Dale Midkiff about a cop  from the future sent back in time to arrest criminals from his own time who were hiding in the past. Time Trax lasted two seasons, 1993-1994, and was produced by Harve Bennet who is best known as the producer on several Star Trek films, aswell as exec producer of the original The Bionic Woman series w/ Lindsey Wagner.

Dodgyb2001 1/15/2013 11:15:22 PM

I've watched a few, and while the premise is interesting, and Rachel and the other actors are good, the stories haven't been engrossing enough to pull me back over and over unlike, say, Dexter, where my wife and I watched the first 5 episodes back to back til 3 am. It has got a lot of potential, the tech is interestingly thought out, and the overall plot is interesting, it just needs to have a bit more momentum.

 

I've also been watching Grimm, which I've been enjoying, but Nick and his partner really need some more brain cells. I just watched the one where a guy is in prison for killing a wendigo and injuring his wendigo brother, and my wife and I were two steps in front of the detectives all the way. The episodic plots really aren't that complex, no twists (unlike Supernatural, a similar kind of show, which always twists the plot unexpectedly) and the back plot is really being spoon fed too slowly, with Nick very incurious about his family and abilities.

ddiaz28 1/16/2013 7:07:42 AM

Being that I live in Canada I've watched this entire series already.  Not going to spoil anything but I really enjoyed it throughout.  There is a good mystery setup as to who is responsible for them being sent back in time and just how Kiera can get back.  There's a few nice little twists and turns along the way that keep it interesting and seeing how the relationships with her allies develop is fun too, especially since she knows who Alec becomes.  If you liked the premiere then I'd say keep watching and you'll enjoy it.  It's not appointment television but it's a fun sci-fi show that deserves an audience.

heath0920 1/16/2013 7:12:04 AM

Rachel is an American actress, not canadien, but I agree, I thought her acting was wooden all the same. I got the impression that future Sadler sent her back on purpose because it was her "fate/destiny" to go. It looked like he specifically wanted her in the room when the travel occured and her husband certainly wasn't happy about it! Did her husband know what was about to occur? Likewise, I found it too conveniant she was able to simply slide right into the investigation even though she doesn't even have a badge to show. Won't someone actually bother to google or internet search her? Otherwise, I might have leaned to a more B- than C 'cause I enjoyed the tech side of things and it gave me enough to have me watch next week.

As much as we might not like the police procedural bent, sadly, they're the most popular game in town. Ratings wise, they're what everyone's wathing so maybe that's what it takes to get on the air. I know the show's got a second season pick up, so it's at least going to have two years to tell a story. I'm more curious about how interesting 7 villains can be. Doesn't sound like she'll be grabbing one an episode, so will she also deal with regular street crime?

Bryzarro 1/16/2013 9:27:40 AM

 Hi Canuck here also.  I say give the show a chance.  I wasn't captivted by all the episodes this season.  But with the finale I have commited to giving it another go in Season 2.  Decent cast and a good story.  

Dodgyb2001 1/16/2013 2:51:14 PM

The cops do pick up on her legitimacy in later episodes Heath, so they aren't completely stupid :) 

raynardmuldrake 1/16/2013 5:38:11 PM

The Cigarette Smoking man is in it..enuff for me!

Iridan 1/17/2013 5:56:23 AM

I turned it off after 10 minutes.

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