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13 January 2008 @ 11:23 pm
Ah! My Beloved "Sarah Connor Chronicles"  
So good; as good as I remembered it. I know its chances aren't good being on Fox and all, but I'm hoping that the writer's strike might actually help it. Twould be awesome if that were the case. Admittedly, it could totally suck in upcoming episodes, but I so loved the pilot that I have hope it will continue in its awesomeness. Since I wrote up a little review for this based on the pilot way back in the beginning of September, I'm just going to post the T:SCC review again.

I did not expect this at all, but this one was my favorite of the pilots I watched, without a doubt. I decided on this for Summer Glau alone (she did not disappoint), but after watching it, I'd tune in even if she wasn't in the show. I thought they did an excellent job of continuing the "Terminator" story without playing fast and loose with the movie's threads. Lena Headey (as Sarah Connor) did nothing for me in the clips I saw, but won me over by the ending of the first scene. The kid playing John (Thomas Dekker) does teenage emo angst with just the right touch of future leader. Summer Glau is, as always, awesome. The writing, pacing, directing (GO DAVID NUTTER!!! One of THE best X-Files directors EVER!!!!) are crisp and well-done. The set-up for the rest of the season is well laid-out and I was just riveted watching it. I literally have nothing negative to say about this one at all. I loved it. And I can't wait to watch the next episode. I'm already contemplating saving the first episode so that I can burn discs of them to save when the series premieres. I enjoyed it that much.

I did find a few minor things that bugged that I didn't notice before (the Terminator stopping to quip, "Class dismissed" while on a 'kill John Connor' mission, pretty stupid, and yeah, that Terminator dude not horribly interesting. Also, I was distracted by the less than great acting of Dean Winters as the fiance, but overall, it was still incredibly kick-ass.
sowellsowell on January 14th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
I loved it too! I am NOT a Terminator fan, and I haven't been paying attention to any of the buzz, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Summer Glau's name pop up in the credits. She rocked, as usual. I'm really hoping it stays this good - I was totally engrossed by tonight's episode.
Arabian: FNL_Timarabian on January 14th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Yes, I was so riveted when I first watched it. And tonight, I was just going to watch the first 10 minutes or so and then flip to another show I had, but I had to finish it even though I'd already seen it once. So, so good and of course, Summer ROCKS!
nocturnes: Sarah Connor Chronicles- Cameronmidnight_27 on January 14th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
I enjoyed it and I can't wait to see tomorrow's episode.

The action scenes were awesome and I just figured out where I seen Thomas D. from (he was on Heroes). I knew I was going to watch this because of Summer and I'm so happy that it is a entertaining show.

Like you, I hope the ratings are good, especially since this show is on Fox.
Arabian: Summerarabian on January 14th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Right, I had planned to check it out just for Summer, but absolutely loved the show. Alongside Life, it's my favorite new show of the season.

My fingers are crossed for the ratings. Eek!
harper47harper47 on January 14th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
I don't know why I expected it to be bad. I really did have very low expectations for this so when the show started and started good, I was just like whoa! I like this.

I actually didn't even watch it till this morning and popped it in while I was waiting for my hair to dry a little. I ended up watching the whole thing and, as I posted in my lj, can't wait for tonight.

I think the strike will help because there is so little to watch. Plus Dance Wars is so lame that I can't see how it could hurt it as much as it usually hurts shows. I mean I'll still watch dance wars because I love dance although if the show doesn't pick up this week I may boot it.

I think there must be a programming tract that insists all terminators speak in quips at some point during their shooting sprees. I wonder if Arnie watched this and what he thought? I bet he did. Hee!
hiddeneloise: Oh! Nohiddeneloise on January 14th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Grrrr. Summer Glau is in it? Why didn't I know that? Oh, I know why. 'Cause once I heard the title of the show I blanked on it completely and haven't read/watched/listened to anything about or around it. (I HATE Terminator. LOL).

And, damn it! Now I have to watch this. *Goes off to pout in a corner. :)))
Arabian: 2 Heartsarabian on January 15th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
I can't believe I never mentioned that to you! It's really, really good. I love it!!!
språkspion: summer is bringing sexy backfalena84 on January 14th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
I too watched this only for Summer but ended up liking it a lot.
Which is saying something considering that I haven't watched a single Terminator film.
Arabian: Meant to Bearabian on January 15th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
I've watched the Terminator films, but don't love this, and were it not for Summer, I wouldn't have watched it, but oh it's fabulous!!