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Unexpectedly clever & complex sci-si / cop show fusion.,
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This review is from: Continuum - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)
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.