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5.0 out of 5 stars Season 4 - Defiantly 5 stars but not quite as good as season 3, 13 April 2012
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First things first if you're a sanctuary fan then your guaranteed to enjoy this regardless of any other reviews. This series has all the elements that we have come to expect from the sanctuary team. Humor action and plenty of SF although the mood is a lot more sombre and there's less green screen environments. However this is a new sanctuary in tone and Plot. This is especially obvious in episode Fugue, that has a familiar singing based plot but without the Overt humor, its emotionally mature but in a good way, although Will can be a bit soppy sometimes. Not to say the series is all doom and gloom it's just matured form its days of having those nubbin things or the comic book superpower abnormal goo.

The series continues the hollow earth theme by having the hollow earth abnormal's come to the surface. Causing all sorts of panic with the sanctuary team narrowly avoiding a war with an overly aggressive general. they then have to deal with a abnormal insurgency that follows. Without giving too much away the governments of the world are now aware of the abnormal's and how dangerous they can be so decide to deal with them without the sanctuary i.e. FBI, NSA, etc hunting them on there own. So this leaves the sanctuary team cut off from there former political connections and the UN.

Now for my review. The series for some reason has gone back to the 13 episode structure. Not sure why but it doesn't seem to affect how the series progresses. There are a lot of good episodes including the return of the Kush (shape changing fear abnormal from Ep.5 Of series 1) and of course any episode with Nicola Tesla in it (Spoiler# Think are 51#). However it doesn't seem to me, to have the same grip as series 3 which I watched in the space of about a week. The way I see it, is that there moving the direction of sanctuary towards something a bit more in-depth/serious rather than a monster of the week theme. Supernatural comes to mind. They also seem to have completely ditched Kate Freelander (Agam Darshi) barring a special appearance in ep 10, and of course druid is dead, despite the misleading cover image. The loss of Kate doesn't actually have any real impact on the series as Magnus takes up a lot of the slack. Following on from that I would say that where series 3 was more about Will and his bad dancing, series 4 is most defiantly about Magnus and how she's working in this new world she also gets a lot more screen time which is always good.

Overall an essential buy for any sanctuary fan but in my view not as good as season 3. Although Amanda tapping does kiss a girl in one episode in case that swings your choice.

NOTE
Ive just been told and have verified that SyFi who were financing/hosting the show have now cancelled it so unfortunately Sanctuary is no more :(
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Initial post: 27 May 2012 14:44:50 BDT
M. Gear says:
'Although Amanda tapping does kiss a girl in one episode in case that swings your choice.'

Yes it does! Seriously though, I would have got this anyway, but that was an unexpected and not unpleasant moment!

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 01:27:19 BDT
amandas character spent the night with the female character too!. sadly this show went to 13 eps because scy fy was trying to save money. they then cancelled this show and 'eureka' they did keep their version of 'being human' and 'haven' , 'whareshouse 13' though and we still have 'grimm' which is shown in the uk. too.
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