Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The show to watch...

The Mother of All Destiny

In my opinion, the show to watch at the moment is Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles ("TSCC") because other than the usual paradox holes you get from a time travel television show or movie, TSCC continues to get better and better each week. I have not been disappointed in an episode yet.

Picture this - you are an 80s kid. You grew up knowing Governor Arnold S. simply as a mean, nasty (and then nasty but nice) cyborgenic machine from the future who said lines like, "I'll be back" or "Come with me if you want to live." Now you are in your late twenties or early thirties and there have been a rash of 80s remakes for television that just disappointed you over and over again. Do you really want to take the chance that some telivision mogul with a get-rich-quick idea of a television show will take yet another iconic movie and smash your heart to bits with it?

Well, this time you should take that chance because TSCC is not one of those television shows. TSCC is worth watching. In fact, the makers of this show are so in tuned with what true Terminator and T2: Judgement Day fans want that they even SKIPPED the third movie entirely and moved over it has if it never existed (which, to true fans - it really didn't).

I can promise you that this show gets better each week. For all you Lost fans who lamented over that carrot that promised more insight and more info each week but never delivered - TSCC is the answer to your prayers. There are answers provided each week. And now with the introduction of Brian Austin Green to the show (he is no longer your 90210 geek) things are gonna get really good. We are now getting glimpses into the future that gives us hints at the past - not only of what is going on in the show but what possibly went on behind the scenes way back during the first Terminator movie.

Now that more substance and background is added to the gun fights, fight scenes, running sequences, and apocalyptic shadow cast over the premise of the movies you actually have time to get to know John Conner and realize something: He sent his own father into the past knowing that he would die but knowing that he had to if the resistance was going to survive. You feel for him in a way you never got a chance to in the movies. The whole thing is....well, its KILLER (no pun intended) and I highly recommend it. And I am going to leave it there. I am not going to give anything else away.

Like I said: Worth Watching.


TiVo Queen said...

Totally, totally agreed! I actually found myself sweating through forwarding the commercials because I wanted to get to the next part. Always a great sign.