Posted by: steveonfilm | January 24, 2008

The Sarah Conner Chronicles

I’m not a big TV guy. I’m not saying I don’t watch TV, I’m saying I don’t watch much TV. In all honesty, the only thing I watch on a regular basis is LOST. And since that’s been on hiatus for about a year I haven’t been up to too much as far as the boob tube goes.

However, I heard about the Sarah Conner Chronicles (TSCC) and thought I’d check it out. I’m a big fan of the Terminator and Terminator 2, but decided not to check out the third one. Since I heard this picks up where number two left off, I thought it might possibly be worth my time.

Quick side note, I’m not saying that there isn’t anything on TV that I wouldn’t enjoy watching. I’m just saying that once you go through a period where you spend your free time doing stuff other than watching TV, it gets to a point where you honestly don’t think about watching it anymore. If there is something on I literally HAVE to make special time to watch it or I never do. If it wasn’t for the DVR I’d never watch anything. I didn’t get around to watching the first two episodes of TSCC until today, and I recorded those a week ago.

At any rate, back to the main deal here…TSCC are pretty decent. Not great, but not bad either. The acting has been hit and miss so far, sometimes good, sometimes bad, but I think as the actors get more comfortable with the characters they’ll really start to settle in and those gaps won’t happen as much.

I’m also digging the chick terminator even though she seems SO TINY! I mean real tiny, but hey, we’re supposed to suspend disbelief aren’t we? I’ll be interested to see how her origins play out because when one of the bad guy terminators scanned her she came up as an “unknown android.”

I also like how there are other terminators running around that although they look difrerent, still have the same big body type that Arnold had. I’d be interested to see if we see the same faces pop up from time to time on the terminators. Like, say they kill one of them, but he shows up again because they just send back another model just like him.

I’ll be interested to see how long the series goes on. I saw it made the top 20 last week, which was decent, but I thought it should have done better since there wasn’t really a whole lot going on because of the writers strike, just about everything is in reruns. Then again, this sort of subject matter isn’t exactly “family hour” material.

If you liked the terminators you should check it out. If you like sci-fi you should check it out. If sci-fi isn’t your thing but you still liked both terminators, it still wouldn’t hurt to turn in. If you didn’t like either of the terminators, well, then, I can’t do much for you.

Enjoy.

-Steve

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