January 16th, 2008

Terminator

Oh for the love of Cameron!

I have severe issues with episode 2 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Put the kids to bed and pull on your wading trunks 'cuz there's no nice way to do this.

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I'm not such a purist that I can't tolerate any deviation from what's already been established. I realize that in order to make a TV series work there'll have to be some changes and retconning, and that's okay. That's why I gave the first episode a free pass on implausible events. I dearly hope that episode 2 represents the end of this adjustment phase, and that we can all have a good cry and then move on to explore the terrific potential that this series clearly has.

The glaring problems are all the more striking in contrast with the rest of the episode, which kicked gratuitous ass! Seriously. Everything I didn't rant about was simply excellent. As it stands now, the good bits are good enough to keep me watching, but they've burned up all of the slack that I'm willing to cut a brand new TV series, and if they keep engaging in over-the-top stupidity and looking the audience in the eye while squatting on canon then even a Terminator freak like me will say "Hasta la vista, baby!"
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