Continuum - Season 2 2013

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A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Starring:
Roger Cross, Stephen Lobo
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Continuum - Season 2 - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Continuum - Season 2 - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Continuum - Season 2 - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 0 minutes
Starring Roger Cross, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster, Rachel Nichols, Erik Knudsen
Director Pat Williams, William Waring
Genres Drama, Science Fiction
Studio Universal Pictures
Rental release 7 May 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles Dutch, French
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Willy Eckerslike TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 July 2014
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In season two we re-join future cop Kiera Cameron as she continues to track down the `Liber8' group of future terrorists. She is, of course, still backed up by her increasingly confused police partner Detective Carlos and the geeky sidekick Alec.

This season, however, is not just more of the same - there is a depth and cleverness to the writing and plot that were only hinted at in season one. Alec has thankfully moved out of his parent's barn so his rite of passage sub-plot is an enjoyable, though occasionally improbable, diversion. The Liber8 group are fracturing through internal squabbles, the splendid Kellog continues to manipulate the future in his own witty inimitable style, the Julian / Theseus thread expands satisfyingly while the mysterious Escher plays his own enigmatic game and who or what are the Freelancers?

The whole season is overall more coherent than the first with a deep underlying sub-plot centring on the whole reason for it all - who helped the Liber8 group to go back in time in the first place and why and was anything else that happened an accident?

One slight annoyance is the 2.0 stereo soundtrack - there's absolutely no excuse for that in this day and age. That notwithstanding, from its seemingly formulaic sci-fi / cop show fusion inception, Continuum has matured into a surprisingly clever, engrossing, complex and highly watchable show and roll on season three - hopefully we won't have to wait too long for a UK release as it premiered in March 2014 in the US. Hopefully, the wardrobe budget will be higher and they can give Kiera a choice of a few raincoats rather than that ghastly green thing she wears all of the time.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Gary E. Barnett on 16 May 2013
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I've been watching, so far, the first four episodes of this series in the States and I'm even happier with this series than I was with the first one. More intrigue, faster pacing, increasingly complex storyline...I sincerely hope a third and fourth series will be coming! If you don't know series one, start there and sign up to be notified for series 2 asap if you love what you see. Plenty of surprises await you in this one. Less moaning about getting back to her future home, and Alec is becoming quite the cypher as his role in her future and the present are beginning to be revealed.

Buying both DVDs is a no-brainer for me. But I am a time travel conundrum freak to start with, so may I say that the characters are gaining depth, the show is more drama so far than sic-fi, for those hesitant to invest in that genre. Take the plunge!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ian Williams TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 April 2014
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I picked up Season 1 last year on a whim and enjoyed it a lot, so much so that I watched it again just before Season 2 arrived which I then watched (all 13 episodes) in a couple of days and enjoyed it at least as much.

The premise is superficially simple. A group of terrorists in 2077 are about to be executed but somehow escape to the present (2012) dragging along a Protector (cop) with them. Their intent is to change the past so that their future never materialises. The cop wants to stop them and get back to her own time and her husband and son.

The execution is far from simple. Our hero Kiera befriends Alec a teenage genius (who will become very powerful by her time), gets in with the local cops and partners up with good looking cop Carlos. Villains do villainous ruthless things except they think they're heroes and the problem is that they actually might be.

There's a flashforward at the beginning of each episode which gradually reveals more and more about Kiera's world which starts to look more and more like a dystopia run by and for the benefit of mega-corporations. It soon becomes apparent that Kiera was set up to go back in time, possibly by the old Alec.

The more the series goes on, the more devious it becomes. The bad guys turn on each other. Not everyone is what they seem. Not every thing is what it seems. Is Kiera there to stop the bad guys (Liber8) from preventing the future to happen as it did which does not seem to be a good thing? In which case she actually may be the villain. Or is everything pre-determined? And then, towards the end of Season 2, we get the appearance of a third party with a different agenda that suggests a different possibility.

Basically this is really good intelligent,well thought out TV science fiction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ben on 25 Jun 2014
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Continuum is a great show, with strong drama dialogue and intrigue with a sci-fi back drop. Bring on Season 3.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Stepney on 28 Sep 2014
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Season 2 continues the premise of a time-travelling cop after time-travelling terrorists, but things get much more complicated, and even more morally ambiguous. More factions get involved, potential paradoxes occur, the present starts to become the feared future, and the future begins to influence the present. The season ends on a cliffhanger, but there is a season 3.

It’s still snappy and sharp. Don’t leave too long between episodes, as this is definitely not a “crime of the week” series, but has a strong, and complicated, arc. Concentrate, here comes the science fiction bit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Riley on 23 Jun 2014
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Sometimes something comes along that exceeds expectations, and Continuum is one such series. It's classy and intelligent SF and holds up well for its first two seasons. Let's hope that continues into Season 3.
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