Continuum may be coming to an end—the embattled time travel series was recently renewed for a truncated fourth season, though it will be the last—but over the course of it’s too-short run, it became one of the most interesting, engaging science fiction shows on your television. Rising costs and diminishing returns led to Canadian channel Showcase to pull the plug, but if nothing else, at least we’ll be able to get some closure, and we’ve got a handful of strong seasons to revisit from time to time when we need a fix.
The show follows Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), a cop from the year 2077 who is accidentally booted back in time to present day Vancouver, B.C. along with a group of terrorists. Once she lands, she must use her knowledge of the bad guys, as well as the future, to stop them from wreaking havoc and reshaping the world. That sounds pretty standard, but there’s way more in play. She wants to get home to her family, has cool new tech that helps her out, teams up with a tough-as-nails though still hunky present day cop, and even enlists the younger version of an influential industrialist from the future in her quest. Continuum really hit it’s stride in seasons 2 and 3, finally realizing it’s potential, just in time to be cancelled, of course.