Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings
Jan 17, 2013The 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 elseThe 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.… Full Review »
May 27, 2013While production values are pretty good the politics behind this show are frankly reprehensible. Premise: in the year 2077 the governments ofWhile production values are pretty good the politics behind this show are frankly reprehensible. Premise: in the year 2077 the governments of the Western world are indebted to the corporations that bailed them out financially. As a result things like freedom of assembly and freedom of expression no longer exist. People fighting against this fascist system are labeled "terrorists" and our protagonist is a cop defending this totalitarian regime.
The "character development" is monochromatic and stupid; good guys are pretty, bad guys are ethnic or have a scar or something. Good guys protect an oppressive government and bad guys think they don't have to obey corporate interests.
"Continuum" is just shy of blatant NAZI propaganda.
This show is offensive. It bodes poorly for the fate of the modern world.… Full Review »
Aug 24, 2013The 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 aThe 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.… Full Review »