Sarah Connor Chronicles at an End?
March 3, 2008 5 Comments
Monday brings us the 2 hour season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I had always intended this blog to be about television programming that I enjoy as well as the topics I’ve covered so far, I just haven’t had the chance.
The Sarah Connor Chronicles, (SCC) for those of you who have not seen it yet begins a short time after Terminator 2, our heroine, the very lovely (really very lovely) Lena Headey, is in hiding, protecting her son, played by Hero’s Thomas Dekker from the evil robotic killing machines from the future. This time, instead of a soldier from the future, or Arnold, John sends back a really hot Terminator to look after him. Obviously thinking with his head (Hmm… if I were a teenage boy, who would I rather have protecting me from an unstoppable killing machine in human form him… or… oh yeah, her… yes yes… )
Of course, all of this leaves us in a bit of a pickle… how do we get our heroes up to the present day…. sweet, the hot robot from the future has a time machine. Ok, so its a little sci-fi hockeyness… Just let it go and enjoy.
After the action packed pilot, which I loved by the way, the show continues to exude a high energy and adrenaline pumping story line that leaves you wanting more each week. Originally scheduled to have a full 22 episode season, the series is breaking here with a 2 hour finale. The question however, will it be back?
With the exception of The X-Files, (which if you ask me was a complete accident on Fox’s part that this show even lasted long enough to find an audience) scifi has not faired well on our fair and balanced friendly network.
In fact, one might question whether Fox’s inability to commit to scifi is what drives people away in the first place. Remember Harsh Realm? And how that never bothered to end? Space Above & Beyond? What about Firefly… no? That’s because Fox canceled them all.
Terminator however is different. While those programs relied heavily in scifi, Terminator seems to be relying more on the action adventure component. It’s this I believe that makes it so much fun to watch. With the loss of 24 for the year, it was really feeling like Terminator had that manic feel.
I strongly hope that our friends at Fox look at the merits of the program and bring it back again. It may be time for netwoks to stop looking at shows as a season, but more as a series. How many episodes do we need to tell our story. If we need to, lets do them in shorter bursts, 8, 10, 12 eps a year. I’m ok with that, as long as we are treated to the full story.
Terminator raps up tonight on Fox, and CTV (in Canada) at 8pm Eastern.
Those of you in Canada that want to catch up, can do so by checking out CTV’s broadband network. A warning, the CTV portion still requires Microsoft Silverlight, so Linux users will need to use …. alternate means to see the shows.
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