With all the episodes of Person of Interest, Agents of SHIELD and Almost Human you would almost forget that there are other shows. One of those is Showcases’s/Syfy Channel’s Continuum which will be back for its third season on March 16th. That’s right, on Sunday evening. I only heard of the show just a day before season 1 was supposed to start airing. I really do wish Syfy Channel would promote it more. That said, the March 16th release is for Canada only. So unless you got a subscription to Showcase or are willing to download an episode from the Internet you will have to do with my reviews. At least until April 4th when Syfy will start airing season 3.
To be honest, one reason I lost track of Continuum because its second season was a bit of a mixed bag. It was not as well choreographed or paced as season 1 and the quality ranged from superb to just damned terrible (episode 4 ‘Second Skin’). The 13 episodes of season 2 also felt too long. You could clearly sense the creative staff were stretching plots because they didn’t want to introduce more characters and plotlines. And that is also where season 2 went awry, the number of plot twists just boggled the mind. It wasn’t until the season finale that things settled down.
Another irritation with season 2 was the blatant contradictions with season 1. First the death of agent Gardiner was a mistake as his character was just what the show needed. The resurrection of Travis Verta, the corruption of inspector Dillon, the lack of screen time for Lexa Doig and Victor Webster were all indications that season 2 felt rushed. The moving force behind the show, Simon Barry, stated that they hoped to increase the scope of the show more. Well, they managed to do that but I guess they went overboard a bit. Though in a series dealing with time-travel nothing can be taken for granted.
That said, Continuum is still good at its worst compared to say Warehouse 13 at its best. I have high hopes the show will be able to improve during its third season. At the end of season 2 the motivation of the Liber8 were slowly revealed and their members were portrayed less as either black and white cardboard cutouts. The rapport built between Garza (Luvia Petersen) and Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) is particularly noteworthy.
Below you can watch the trailers for Continuum Season 3…
The first episode of Season 3 ‘Minute to Minute’ and you can watch an 10 episode preview below…
Well, see you back on Monday for the review of Continuum’s first episode of its third season.
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