Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kenneth Brown: On Continuum

"With a rash of pretenders to the genre throne rushing to fill the sci-fi power vacuum on American TV -- Revolution, Falling Skies, Touch and plenty more on the way -- how is it that an obscure little Canadian time-stream series with a shoestring budget puts most others to shame?
(The ever-reliable Doctor Who being one of the few exceptions.)
More to the point, is Continuum really one of the next great genre hits? Or are the pickings so slim at the moment that any science fiction startup with a pulse and a premise can whip up a respectable fanbase all too willing to support it for half-a-dozen seasons and a movie?
A bit of this, a bit of that, truth be told. Had Continuum arrived just five years ago on a broadcast or cable network in the States, with Lost, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica and the like duking it out for sci-fi dominance, it's hard to imagine the series lasting more than a season. It isn't that mind-blowing.
That action-packed.
That different.
It is surprisingly good, though, and good goes a long way these days."
-Kenneth Brown,, Continuum Season One review- writer Kenneth Brown referred to Continuum as "The Little Canadian Series That Could." He's often a solid analyst and here he gets it right again.


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