Review: Continuum (2010-)

I don’t think I’ve ever written a post that I didn’t have a full length video to go with, but I’m gonna give a grumpy old guy shout out for the Canadian series Continuum. It’s a hoot. I was looking for a new show to like and I didn’t find it for two years. Then I found Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix. You can also buy Seasons 1 and 2 from Amazon and Google. I think there is a Season One DVD. It’s on Showcase in Canada and it’s on SyFy in the United States with Season 3 starting April 4th. I won’t betray any spoilers, but Season 3 starts out great too.

Continuum is the story of Kiera Cameron, a female cop from 2077 who gets sent back in time sixty five years with a group of terrorists who are about to be executed. Rachel Nichols plays this role perfectly. Among some other perfect casting is Luvia Peterson, who plays the psycho-babe terrorist Jasmine Garza with alacrity. Alacrity really isn’t enough of a word. Luvia Peterson is great.

The nerds are really authentically nerdy. The terrorists are larger than life psychotic. Rachel Nichols as the technologically enhanced cop from the future makes the role believable and makes you like the character. The stories have very interesting twists and turns and the characters aren’t neglected. The characters have depth. These tales have depth. It’s filmed and set in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. How do you beat that? I really like this show and was so happy to find out we get another season.