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Genuinely surprising and fantastic TV SF,
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This review is from: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete First Season [DVD]  (DVD)
I've been a fan of Terminator for years, ever since it was first shown on UK TV in fact, I put up with the T3 travesty and thought no more of it.
This series has taken me by as much surprise as the new Battleststar did however. The acting is brilliant and believable, the special effects are top notch, the camera work is emotive and moody - I can't say enough good things about this show.
There have been some genuinely chilling moments, just as you start to feel that Cameron is taking on human qualities, she walks away from an innocent being murdered, but then we see her trying to Ballet dance and being watched by a hiding human.
One good thing, in the cannon of the terminator stories, this carries on straight after T2, T3 never happened in this time line, a great blessing.
I really cannot express what a pleasant thrill it was to sit down and watch something so good.
5/5 - go get it now :)
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Initial post: 8 Apr 2011 21:37:28 BDT
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L. Thompson says:
Underrated and definitely misunderstood show this was, most definitely misjudged. I used to look forward to this show every week without fail it was that good.
Anyway SCC being made-for-tv and a serial showcase, focused more on characterization and story more than all out Terminator-of-the-week action to the ratio of I'd say at least 60/40....I believe this is what caused much of the audience to fritter away over the course of two seasons. Shame really because the ones that stuck with it were rewarded with a well acted and thought provoking show which added so much to the mythology of the Terminator franchise, Cameron being chief amongst these - with her able to mimic the graceful movement of the human race. The scene where she's (it) is taking a moment in her bedroom to ballet dance while Derek Reese (Kyle's brother sent back from the future) is looking on almost in tears at the revelation was 1 scene which possibly changed everything we thought we knew about the franchise and because of that we felt what the character felt.
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