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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 17, 2013 #41 of 349

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Continuum does improve greatly over the coming episodes. The story doesn't quite take the obvious direction that the first episodes might have you believe. By the end of the season I was extremely pissed to have to wait for the next season (and to have to hope there would be one).
  2. Jan 17, 2013 #42 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    They also address concerns from the very early episodes fairly quickly (quickly enough that, internet wags aside, it couldn't have been due to listening to complaints on the internet; it had to be internal or network complaints).

    I suspect that somebody at the network looked at the pilot and said "We love this show and we're buying it, but you really need to fix this and this and this."
  3. Jan 18, 2013 #43 of 349

    mlippert Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Just wanted to chime in that I saw the 1st episode for the first time on Monday, and I really liked it by the end. I've already recommended it to a couple of other people.

    I'm interested to see where it goes, and I'm glad to hear from several in this thread that it gets even better as the show goes on (of course those comments were from people who were not thrilled by the 1st episode, but even so :)

    One thing I liked was the ambiguous nature of who's on the "right" side. On the one hand you have terrorists (bad guys, cause nothing justifies those actions) fighting for a more free democratic government against what sounds like a repressive "corporate"? government although we didn't see enough of that side of the corporate government to really know, and I'm not sure if we will or not.
  4. Jan 18, 2013 #44 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Yeah, the show really messes with the concepts of good guys and bad guys. It kind of reminds me of the Israel situation...sometimes you shudder in horror at one side's actions, and then you look at what the other side did.
  5. Jan 18, 2013 #45 of 349

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I think it is more a case of bad institutions and bad institutions. The government is rotten, the terrorist group is amoral (the end justifies the means). All the groups are bad.

    But individuals on the show can be good or bad.

    It is an interesting way of looking at things, and it does seem to have the ring of truth.
  6. Jan 18, 2013 #46 of 349

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    I forgot all about him when I posted! After watching the show, I looked him up, he's 77 years old. He looks great.

  7. Jan 18, 2013 #47 of 349

    Timbeau Active Member

    May 31, 2002
    Ok, now I'm excited about the show.
  8. Jan 19, 2013 #48 of 349

    tvmaster2 Active Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    was slow to adopt, but now I'm hooked. I love how Canadian shows are actually shot in the cities they put on display....Corner Gas, Doyle, Divinci, Little Mosque, and now Primeval: New World and Cracked. They are all shot where they say they are. I can't stand U.S. TV productions that are set in Cleveland and shot on a stage in L.A.
    And it's true, Canadian TV is paced towards script (and obviously lower budgets) Oh yeah, Arctic Air = another winner. Too bad Americans can't see this stuff.

    Should we tell them about Castle and Fringe?

    Looking forward to the new season of Continuum.....
  9. Jan 19, 2013 #49 of 349

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    It seems to me that the husband knew that the terrorists were going to go back in time---he really freaked out when he saw Keira in the chamber and tried to get her out. Why else would he do that?

    And future Alec also knew what was going to happen---he gave a little smile when everyone disappeared. This clearly suggests that young Alec's second time travel theory is what they're going with---there's only one timeline and you can't change it.
  10. Jan 19, 2013 #50 of 349

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    I though it was worth continuing....
  11. Jan 20, 2013 #51 of 349
    Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    I enjoyed the pilot, but like you said, are there any "good guys" here?
  12. Jan 20, 2013 #52 of 349
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Stay tuned...
  13. Jan 23, 2013 #53 of 349

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH
    Hot cop babe from the future. Cool tech. Everything a nerd would love.
    Me likey!
  14. Jan 24, 2013 #54 of 349

    Craigbob Active Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Land of...
    I enjoyed it, but count me in on the list of those who thought Time Trax redux.

    I'll give it a few more episodes to get better. I have to wonder if the prisoners have some sort of enhancement, they seemed to be stronger/move a lot faster than the 2012 humans.

    Another thing that bugged me about the episiode, is if these guys are back in time with the knowledge they have, why try and rob a bank and kill cops in such a showy style? Why not place a few bets use their knowledge to do something to accomplish their goals. Obviously the corps have not taken over yet, so why not start a grassroots campaign to change public perceptions early?
  15. Jan 24, 2013 #55 of 349

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    One problem is that they were sent much further back than they were expecting, so they're not necessarily "prepared."

    If I were sent back 65 years without preparation, I wouldn't be able to place any bets with foreknowledge until early October (the only 1948 sports result I know off the top of my head is the World Series, and that's only the ultimate result, not the individual games), and I wouldn't even know where to begin in terms of beginning a campaign to affect some sort of positive social change.

    I think I'd be tempted to just go ahead and kill Nixon or something, and I'm not even a terrorist. :D
  16. Jan 25, 2013 #56 of 349

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    What trainman said.

    Plus: you have to give the show some time to answer your questions. None of the things you mentioned should bug you unless they don't address them by the end of the season. I think you're asking for way too much from just one episode.
  17. Jan 25, 2013 #57 of 349

    Timbeau Active Member

    May 31, 2002
    I just realized that it's been a while since I've seen an episode on my DVR. Has there been more than one episode broadcast on SyFy?
  18. Jan 25, 2013 #58 of 349

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    There's been two episodes aired so far. If you have a first run season pass, it won't pick it up as the original air date is from last year.
  19. Jan 26, 2013 #59 of 349

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    What's interesting is mine picked up the 2nd episode twice: one with OAD last year, the other with OAD the other day. It's typical of SyFy to screw up OAD's.

  20. Mar 4, 2013 #60 of 349

    Billyh1026 Randal Graves

    May 20, 2006
    Ok, I have a question for anyone that has the answer. I just watched "Playtime" and Alec was trying to figure out a password to reboot Kiera's CMR. When he's starting to guess the password he says something like "I should know what it is. I built it."

    Question is...when did he find out that he designed her CMR in the future? Or, was that some sort of mess up by the writers? I missed something somehow...

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