Review: Continuum (2012)

Continuum is a tv show, created by Simon Barry, about time-travelling.

A police officer from 2077, Keira Cameron (Rachel Nichols) gets trapped in the past (2012-present day Vancouver) with a gang of convicted terrorists. After a failed attempt at getting back to her time and family, with the help of computer genius Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) and Vancouver’s PD agent Carlos Fonnegra ( Victor Webster), she starts hunting down the criminals.

With only two episodes aired so far, this is a really good show. The sci-fi is great and the main attraction of the show, the tech believable and a novelty. Her 2077 protector suit is a cool and nifty gadget, but I liked that they didn’t go over the top with it: it’s a gadget from the future, not a miracle worker.

The story about the freedom fighters trying to bring back democracy to a corporate ruled future world is interesting and has potential. 

Rachel Nichols has done a decent job so far; not top-notch acting, but good nonetheless. Better, actually, during the more emotional scenes.  I remember Victor Webster from Mutant X and I like him and his acting. Hopefully his character won’t turn into a clishe, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

As for Knudsen, he’s perfect as the geeky computer genius. I expect we’ll be served a twist to his plot very, very soon.

Altogether, this is a good show and I do recommend you watch it. It certainly does it for me; I’d go as far as saying it’s better than Fringe (with the exception of the female lead though) – but this is a matter of personal taste.

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