Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Sarah Connor Chronicles

After the disappointment of The Bionic Woman last season, I know I shouldn't have had my hopes set too high for the Sarah Connor Chronicles, but holy cow! The Monday night premiere, which E Entertainment said got 18 million viewers, was awesome, with the surprise element of the highest tech robot of all disguised as John's classmate who is really the one John of the future sent to protect him in that year. Yeah, the time travel takes some concentration on my part, so ...at the end of episode one, all three were so very cooly shot from the bank vault through time to the present, and when episode two opens we learn Sarah would have died of cancer had she stayed. It's always something, eh, Sarah? Pretty ironic, since she took on Terminators I, II and III and kicked their butts. So my brain is figuring out how she time traveled to 2007 without being dead now - because she won't have to run into herself - but won't John run into himself?

At the end of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," Sarah vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her teenage son, John. Sarah and John now find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that still more enemies from the future, and the present, could attack at any moment.

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES reveals what happens when SARAH (Lena Headey) stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying her life, and perhaps the world. Her son, 15-year-old JOHN CONNOR (Thomas Dekker), knows that he may be the future savior of mankind, but is not yet ready to take on the mantle of leadership that he's told is his destiny. John finds himself inextricably drawn to CAMERON (Summer Glau), an enigmatic and otherworldly student at his high school, who soon proves to be much more than his confidante - she assumes the role of Sarah and John's fearless protector. On their trail are not only threats from the future, but an intelligent and tough FBI agent, JAMES ELLISON (Richard T.Jones), who soon becomes a powerful ally.

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES represents an exciting reinvention of the "Terminator" franchise, in which the strong and intrepid Sarah discovers that protecting her son and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined.

If you want more story and backstory read this obsessive guy's blog. He explains the years, Skynet, all that.

Lena Headey is not Linda Hamilton, which we knew going in, and knew there would be mental adjustments to make, so okay. It didn't take long to like this Sarah Mom. If we compare, she's not as pumped up - or as haggard-looking as Linda was by III - poor gal had been through a LOT -- but she's just as steely-eyed and determined. There aren't many moms who tell their sons to pack the guns right before she's about to whip up some pancakes for breakfast.

So I'm giving this both thumbs up for Mon and Tues and plan to catch the rest. There will always be the lure of seeing the grown up John dangled in front of us.
What? You're not a Terminator fan? NETFLIX, people, Netflix!
And who knows, Arnold may make a cameo one of these days...after all...he said he be back. But he'll need start a workout program. Found this pic during I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF week and didn't have time to post it. DON'T LOOK if you can't handle supreme disappointment.

So...did you watch?

I'm sure you can catch episodes on Fox if you missed them. And hey the site is just cool, so check it out.

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