I have a problem. I love, LOVE, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Like you, I thought this was the stupidest idea that anyone ever thought up. Then it went up on Hulu.com. Then I watched the first episode. Then I made a pizza and watched all the other episodes back-to-back. There are many and multiple reasons why I love the show. If you want, you should go buy the first season on DVD. Also, if you want, you can read my impressions of the premiere of the second season. Also, if you want, you can completely ignore me and read some other blog. But, come on, seriously. You know you have nothing but love for me. Wait. Wait! Hang on! Spoilers Ahead!
So, what the hell is this show even about? Well, the Sarah Connor Chronicles takes back up where Terminator 2 ended. Terminators are here to kill John Connor. John Connor leads a group of rebels against Robots that dropped the bombs on the world and took it all over. John Connor from the future sent dudes here to fight for the future, like John Connor’s uncle, and also sent a good Terminator, named Cameron. Summer Glau is hot. Let’s move on.
At the end of season one, bad guys blow up a car with the female Terminator in it. She goes crazy and tries to kill John Connor. The whole show is Sarah and John running. But, before that, there is a scene we don’t see. We assume that John had to kill someone, to save his mother. We don’t see it, but that’s what we think. John, of course, freaks. Killing a person is rough stuff. Don’t worry. Sarah and John trap Cameron and take her chip out. They want to destory her, but John decides to fix her chip and save her. Insane stuff. The cool thing about this is that she has the option to kill him, but the option is overridden. Did she override it? Huh? Hmmm.
None of that is a big deal, really. Great episode, but we all saw that coming. The cool thing is the end. The chick from Garbage plays a CEO of a major corporation. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that she is reall a T-1000! A Liquid Metal Terminator! Oh My God! I didn’t see this coming, for obvious reason. It is really, really expensive to do liquid metal special effects, even now. It will be curious how often they will use it, or the whole idea in general.
The show is great. Even though there is way too much time travel. Even though the action seems a bit off in some places. Even though it is aimed directly at young males in love with guns. But whatever. Check the show. It is good, good stuff.