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  • Summary: Vancouver City Protective Services Inspector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) is transported from 2077 to 2012 with Liber8, a group of terrorists attempting to escape execution. Once there, with the help of a teenaged genius and a police officer, she hopes to stop Liber8.
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction
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  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 14, 2013
    60
    If Continuum doesn't aim to soar, it executes the basics well.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 14, 2013
    50
    The pilot looks pretty impressive in the future, but after that, it's a fairly standard copshow, other than the bionic-type gizmos Kiera brings to the fight.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
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  3. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    When I first started watching this, it looked so original. Continuum is a true sci-fi show. The acting is good. Continuum is set in 2012. An organization, called Liber8, seeks to eradicate innocent people. It involves good versus evil. There are realistic elements. Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    9
    While some of the complaints about acting and "one-dimensional" storytelling may have been valid after one or two episodes, after watching the first season on Netflix I have come to appreciate the multifaceted characters and deep story. Can't wait for the story to unfold! It is definitely NOT a fail. The characters really developed in the first season and the production value is high, plus the story is like a rabbit hole that continues to get deeper. I will continue with Continuum. Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2013
    9
    I personally am a fan. I also have already watched the whole season on-line(since it is originally a Canadian show). It's my newer Sci-Fi fix especially since Fringe is over! I suggest you at least give it a try. Expand
  4. Jun 18, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do like the show but there is one major problem with it. The show seems to have violated the Information Paradox. One example is Julian's tattoo. He sees it on Kagame's arm but later we learn that Kagame got the idea for the tattoo from an elderly Julian he meets in jail, in the future. So, where did the idea of the tattoo come from? Nowhere. Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2013
    7
    The lead actress is appealing, and I'm interested in the time travel implications of certain actions. It's not brain-dead TV like so much else we're seeing. Let's go. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2013
    6
    The show is very promising and starts out great. Sadly this show some what fails to live up to its promise and the first season gets gradually worse as it progresses. Expand
  7. Aug 24, 2013
    2
    The show has an interesting premise and is entertaining for the most part. A common criticism of the show is that it puts the viewer in a position to sympathize with and root for an oppressive government regime. That's not something you see often in TV shows. The plot does have a slight conservative slant. I don't see this as a problem though and I don't think the creators are really trying to make a political statement. I think the way the show presents political ideas is similar to how Breaking Bad puts you in a position to sympathize with drug dealers, but doesn't justify it morally. It's just the world the characters operate in. However, considering the unanimous praise the show seems to get from users, I was expecting something with a bit more production value. If you haven't seen the show, don't go into it expecting something on the level of Breaking Bad or the Sopranos. You have to remember that SYFY shows like this tend to draw in a dedicated and obsessive base of fan boys. The overall story is okay, but the dialogue is contrived, unnatural and grating to the ear at times. I even felt embarrassed for the actors in some scenes. Rachel Nichols tries to add some emotional dimension to her character by getting teary eyed at the end of every episode, but it just doesn't work for me. The visual effects are good on the pilot episode, but mostly unremarkable for the rest of the series. If you can disregard the major plot holes, banal dialogue and low production value, it's a relatively entertaining show. But I don't see how anyone can rate it 10 stars. Seriously kids, there's a whole world out there beyond this cheap syfy kitsch. Expand

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