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Five Reasons You Should Be Watching Continuum

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Continuum

Kiera remembering her past and future.

Flashbacks That Matter

After a certain point, I groaned every time Lost launched into another interminable flashback. Sure, it was a cool device in the beginning, and generated some pre-island character development, but it quickly became a gimmick. Continuum features some flashbacks too—or flashforwards, as they’re snippets of Kiera’s life from 2077—and while they expand on her personality, they also further the plot. They usually involve a character or event relevant to the present narrative, but one that Kiera may not have previously connected to the action. She’s been told she’s essential to the future, and it seems likely that part of the reason why is because of the clues and experiences she’s racked up along the way. Viewers get to piece the puzzle together along with her. This is an engaging technique, and is more gratifying than learning about who broke up with whom before getting on Oceanic flight 815.

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Comments

  1. Grim Fandango says:

    Revolution is great, the second season especially what with the ‘nano’s absorbing all the electricity which is why there’s no power!

  2. sounder says:

    Continuum makes a future prediction about a ‘Global Corporate Congress’ running the North American Union (NAU) an economic and political union of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This kind of prediction has been speculated for some time. Usually by the tinfoil hat crowd. Now, with a Supreme Court that’s fast-tracking the belief of corporate personhood or ‘corporations are people’ the next step is corporations running for public office.

    tinfoil off.

    • Shaun Murry says:

      Did you notice they were investigating Sonmanto which sounds an awful lot like monsanto? I about died laughing- and wondered if anyone else made the connection.

  3. LS Pnuema says:

    I like Continuum….glad they’re continueing it.
    …of the names mentioned, Falling Skies and Under The Dome are really good sci-fi shows.

  4. maryjanescomicsandrecordshop says:

    Sorry, I tried watching it, and I watch lot of Sci-Fi, but it was soooo boring.

  5. disqus_0GG9PW7s3A says:

    This author has no taste. Being human and revolution were both awesome

    • Emil Knight says:

      The UK version of Being Human was awesome. The US version sucked. I was disappointed at almost every level by the US version…

      • debbers says:

        Thanks for the heads up on the UK version. If I knew there was a UK version before, I must’ve forgotten. I can’t wait to check it out.

        • Ronald Smith says:

          The UK version was great until the final two seasons then it went off the rails

    • Shaun Murry says:

      The author said Almost Human, not Being Human. Different show. Being Human was the vamp, the wolf, and the ghost- and it was awesome. I never saw Almost Human so I don’t even know if it was good or not.

  6. hondo says:

    Is it really necessary to take a swipe at creationists?

  7. James Patrick Bowler says:

    Oh man I did the same damn thing with Helix….I WANTED to get into it….but my goodness if the plot line made no sense whatsoever.

  8. ZecsMarquis says:

    I’m not sure what’s up with the beginning knock on Revolution. I watch The Blacklist, Revolution, AND Continuum as well as Falling Skies. I love them all equally, and I really love Continuum! I think they’re all great shows. Strange poke there…as others said, there’s nothing really wrong with Revolution, NBC is just retarded. Literally. The mass just wants brainless content like reality and talent shows. Die hard fans of shows with story or breadth just aren’t as big these days, it’s really sad.

  9. Jeff Bonczyk says:

    continuum is great. not just because its an awesome show.. but ALSO because of the state of the USA right now. whether people want to see it or not.. we are slowly but surely losing our freedoms.. patriot act, HR 347, and sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA bill are just a few examples.. and dont take my word for it.. do the research yourself.

  10. Riven Daniel says:

    …………..save for the flashbacks, these are the most shallow reasons to watch a tv show ever

  11. Ronald Smith says:

    I can agree Continuum is a great show. But so is Revolution and Falling Skies, you may want to give them another shot. But it looks like NBC is going to leave us hanging on Revolution.

  12. Michiel van den Boogaart says:

    The CMR and her suit are two seperate things 😉 Not one as you seem to suggest in the article

  13. Christopher Tkachuk says:

    I really enjoyed Revolution. It got off to a really slow start, but if you start halfway through the first season (when they rescue her brother) it gets really good.