Sarah Connor Chronicles: Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD)
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Lena Headey was a capable Sarah Connor and portrayed the requisite strength (both physical and mental) needed for this iconic character. And she seemed to realize she couldn't replace Linda Hamilton in the fan's mind, but she did do a very good job.
Summer Glau was surprisingly good, and came to the show with enormous "fan-boy" cred having starred in shows like Firefly and the film spinoff Serenity, not to mention various guest appearances in shows like The 4400. And although we know going in that she's the terminator that's protecting John, it's still kinda cool to see her take a chest full of bullets and still show up to give the iconic line "Come with me if you want to live".
The real weak point though is Thomas Dekker as John Conner. While in T2, Connor was kind of an annoying kid and kind of whiny, it comes off a lot worse when it's stretched out over the course of two seasons.
Dekker as Connor tends to do things in the series that's so mind numbingly stupid, that it makes you wonder if the writers realized "hey, this is a guy who's been chased before." He makes decisions entirely based on emotions, such as sneaking away "off-grid" so to speak to chase after some girl he likes, even though he should know by now that the Terminators are looking for him.
He doesn't seem to comprehend that the entire fate of the world is at stake, while he's out thinking only of himself.Read more ›
By the by, I enjoyed this better the on the second viewing when I paid a bit closer attention to the sub-plots.
A great season ends with everything up in the air and I want more!
Although there were some elements of the show that were for me a bit less than perfect, overall this was a great show when almost every show on TV was off for the strike. This show is very entertaining, I have watched each episode at least twice.
I can't wait for the next season!
But when my friend Pilar rented it claiming it was a love story, I reluctantly watched it with her. And she was right. Yes, the pesky Terminator is there wrecking mayhem. He was sent by Skynet, the artificial intelligence network that had almost annihilated humanity in the future to destroy its last threat, John Connor, the human leader of the resistance by killing his mother Sarah before he's born.
But the movie is also the story of Kyle Reese, the resistance fighter from 2029 sent to protect Sarah from the Terminator. As things happen, Kyle and Sarah fall in love and have a son, who, in one of this cool mind benders of time travel, is/will be John the leader of the resistance.
I didn't watch the next two Terminators movies, but I did watch and loved The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a TV series that ran for two seasons on Fox (2008-2009).
When we met Sarah in the pilot episode, she's a single mother raising a 15 year old boy she knows one day will save the world, but that right now is just an 'emo' teenager giving her grief. She is also pursued by the authorities that think she's crazy, and by another cyborg from the future sent to kill John. This time the future John sends a girl-cyborg to protect his younger self. With her help they escape being killed by jumping through time to 2007.
In this new future their leap has generated, Sarah and John work against time to stop Skynet from being created, fighting cyborgs, hindered or helped by characters both from the present and the future whose alliances shift as the show progresses.Read more ›
And, most importantly, these discs are region-free, meaning they will work FINE on a US blu ray player or PS3.
This set it definitely worth buying if you're the type to prefer a nice, matching box set for television shows.
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Works on my PS3 in the U.S.! Great Quality, Very Happy with transaction!Published 4 months ago by Anthony G.
What a pleasant surprise!
This series was fun and entertaining. It was a bit more serious and in depth than the movies. Read more
Thanks for the fast delivery I enjoyed the show it was just as discribed thanks againPublished 8 months ago by Gerald Hamer Jr
Seeing the UK censor labeling on the blu-ray cover of this big 2 season set, I worried - uh oh, did I order something that won't work in my player? Not to worry! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Paul Carson
Had this one in DVD and decided it merited to be on BD in my collection. The story seems not to have ended and left me wanting more. Read morePublished 10 months ago by PYH
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