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Continuum, is anyone watching this show?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Billyh1026, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Jan 15, 2013 #21 of 349
    Wil

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    I won't try to claim it gets _lots_ better, but the plot lines get a little more complex and somewhat interesting maybe around #5 or 6 and it stays fairly interesting to the end.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2013 #22 of 349
    innocentfreak

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    Is there anything in the Canadian version they might have to edit for US? I just didn't know if it was worth watching one over the other.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2013 #23 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I don't think so...I recall it being pretty standard Vancouver sci-fi in terms of tone and content.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013 #24 of 349
    Mr.Scarface

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    Cursing is blanked out (no sound).
     
  5. Jan 16, 2013 #25 of 349
    JohnB1000

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    I found it boring and formulaic. I stopped after a couple of episodes.

    Wasn't there already a thread?
     
  6. Jan 16, 2013 #26 of 349
    cheesesteak

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    I watched it back in the summer and liked it. I'm tivoing them this time around and will watch them during the lulls of other shows, like last night when I rewatched the pilot. Rachel Nichols is very easy on the eyes.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2013 #27 of 349
    Bob Coxner

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    If you want a great show that is filmed and takes place in Vancouver I can highly recommend Intelligence. Slate magazine called it the Canadian Wire and I agree.

    It's currently available on Amazon Instant Video. I think I watched it on Netflix but it's not there anymore.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_(TV_series)
    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/television/2011/07/the_canadian_wire.html
     
  8. Jan 16, 2013 #28 of 349
    TAsunder

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    My wife and I couldn't make it to the halfway point of the pilot. The dialogue and acting is terrible so far. And the pacing is WAY off.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2013 #29 of 349
    Timbeau

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    I watched the pilot episode last night and it was ok. Not great enough for me to be excited about it, but I am looking forward to the next episode.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2013 #30 of 349
    Timbeau

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    Lee 2.0

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    Canadian shows are paced differently. It seemed in line with most of them.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2013 #32 of 349
    gchance

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    I got a strong Time Trax vibe as well, but Time Trax is very much a product of its time, if you watch it now, just the dialogue will make you say, "This was a syndicated show produced in the early 90s." Most of the early 90s syndicated shows were throwbacks, adhering to a style the networks wouldn't touch. I still like the concept, so I don't mind it being dredged up again in a modern style.

    I do agree there. I like Canadian TV, so it's fine with me.

    The first episode didn't really grab me, but it's the first episode. One thing that did piss me off was a recent interview with Rachel Nichols, where she said something like, "I dare you to watch and not get hooked." I'm not hooked. :) But I will continue to watch.

    It also had some recognizable actors. Bra'tac from Stargate SG-1, the kid from Jericho, and due to it being directed by 24's Jon Cassar, it had Roger Cross. I liked it.

    Greg
     
  13. Jan 16, 2013 #33 of 349
    Timbeau

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    it wasn't so much the pacing as the content. I like the pacing of a lot of Canadian shows, Da Vinci's Inquest was one of my favorites.

    One thing that bothered me about Continuum was that Kiera was accepted to be a cop without a check or even an showing of an ID. The Vancouver police were going to check but didn't because of the brutality of the crime. Also, without showing any extraordinary powers the rebels from the future were able to wipe out a couple of Vancouver police while the victims, with their guns drawn, seemed to stand by and watch them.

    I do like the tech that Kiera has though, pretty cool stuff.

    Edited to spoilerize stuff. My apologies for not doing it originally.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2013 #34 of 349
    TAsunder

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    Apparently Canadians suck at pacing then. The parts I've watched so far are paced worse than bad anime. This type of pacing would only be acceptable in a montage video on YouTube.
     
  15. Jan 16, 2013 #35 of 349
    Bierboy

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    That irked me the most...ridiculous. I'll keep the SP....for now. But it's on shaky ground for the first few weeks.
     
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    Church AV Guy

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    Hey! What about the cigarett smoking man from the X files--William B. Davis?
     
  17. Jan 16, 2013 #37 of 349
    Bierboy

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    I yelled out loud when I saw him. Was looking around for Hank Mulder and Scully...
     
  18. Jan 16, 2013 #38 of 349
    dianebrat

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    They did eventually go back to that and hack her a background history that was clean and resolved the issue.
    damn.. I just realized how hard it is to talk about this show with only 1 episode in legit US viewing so far, I have to spoiler almost everything
     
  19. Jan 16, 2013 #39 of 349
    Bierboy

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    But even doing what you said in the spoiler doesn't excuse the lack of continuity in the first episode in not dealing with it. Still ridiculous; any cop worth anything would check her story FIRST THING...
     
  20. Jan 16, 2013 #40 of 349
    Lee 2.0

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    It's my experience that there's no point in watching Canadian sci-fi (or a lot of other stuff on TV) if you can't suspend disbelief for the sake of enjoyment.
     

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