‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’ Mid-Season Discussion

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We’re at the mid-season point for most TV shows and we have a long wait for the next half of the season to start again… Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles won’t return until mid-February.

A lot of folks have been of the opinion that SCC has lost its direction this season and has suffered from “Heroes Syndrome,” jumping around story-wise with odd non-sequiter episodes instead of continuing to move the story forward in a coherent manner.

Personally, I’ve enjoyed this season (although the “search for the three dots” thing is getting pretty old). My favorite things to watch on the show have been the development of Thomas Dekker as John Connor and of the protective Terminator played by Summer Glau.

And the half-season DID end on a hell of a note with that flying ship.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on how this season has been so far, what you think will happen come February, and just what the heck that ship is, exactly!

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  1. I find the best parts of the show are Cameron and Derek I wish they were focused on much more. I really couldn’t care less about Sarah. Everyone else is enjoyable.

  2. Unfortunately, Sarah is a one-note character — a paranoid freakshow who amps up every issue to outrageous dimensions. What can you do other than cuss her out, knock her out or walk away?

    She can’t be reasoned with, can’t be bargained with, doesn’t feel empathy or remorse, and won’t stop her ranting – EVER – until you are deaf!

  3. I’ll say that I actually got hooked last spring (season one) because I figured it wasn’t going to be around long. I *despised* Summer Glau at the time. I liked ena Heady. The guest spot of Bruce Davison as Dr. Silverman was nice but really a waste of the character. But I stuck with it, because they brought in Brian Austin Green as Derek Reese and his acting was surprisingly good. I didn’t even mind the eps where Derek was wounded and folks were just laying around the house!

    So the second season started up…I like what they are doing with Ellison’s character, Summer’s Cameron is less irritating (although at times she seems to be sexing up on John, what’s all that about?) It took me awhile to warm up to Shirley Manson, but she seems to be fine now.

    I loved Cameron getting glitched; the ep where her Terminator template came from was near the best ep they ever put to camera.

    But as this mid-season winded down, there were some episodes that bugged me, bored me, and bewildered me. There was that one where a Terminator was accidently sent to the late 1920’s. Lots of contradictions from T2 (The Terminator was more around humans and “not learning”; John not being able to play a combat video game), and the stupid ‘measuring time by the stars* (lots of stuff around speakeasy to say ‘Happy New Year 1929′ clothes etc, who needs stars-and if it was cloudy and raining, worse, daytime…) and a disappointing Terminator fight no less.
    I hope Cameron burned and buried him…

    The rest of the season better pick it up, not going in oddball directions…like the one about the girl with the cure for a future virus. That was brilliant- Sarah can’t figure out the target is someone like her from ’84. The idea that Derek Reese helps deliver a baby who will he had previously rescued and who had the immunity to help cure him and half the population…and then muck it up with making *her* literally more important than John Connor, the present day Parental spouse fighting, the alleged affair with the neighbor…etc.

  4. I love the series. I’ve seen every ep. I can’t wait to see Kyle Reese in the show.

  5. The last two episodes had left us at The TERMINATOR Podcast stymied, mostly because while we’re being led, we’ve no idea where we’re going.

    The last offering was a fine, stand alone episode, but with ratings tanking, and marketing gurus galore at Fox, is it an episode to set the hopes of the series on? We don’t think so.

    I think the series is about to go into hurry-up offense to get to a point where it COULD end should the network decide to kill it, but what a way to have to live while crafting a show based on 25 years of fandom and on the forefront of one of the summers largest if not the largest blockbuster.

    Just strange.