Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I was pretty excited when I heard there would be a tv show based on one of my favourite movies. I was crazy for Terminator movies. I even played the terminator arcade game. (unfortunately i can't find a download for Mac).
I heard mixed reviews about the show but I really liked it so far. i figure if they don't hook me then they don't know what they are doing.
I liked a lot of things about the two episodes so far: the actors, one of whom looks like Faye Dunaway, the opportunity to play around with plot and time travel, and some of the action. Summer Grua plays a cyborg who looks like Faye Dunaway is very good...she is a dancer and is able to convey her body work into some awesome robotic movements. I love that the script has begun to play with aspects of the Terminators, for example trying to escape while the cyborg has been stunned (it takes the cyborgs 120 seconds to reboot) pressed for time single mother extraodinaire takes "good Terminator" puts her on an office chair and throws her out the window passed out while her son and her run down the fire escape.
I just like all the gaming and problem solving that might occur in such premise as Terminator story.
There is a lot of emotional exploration possible too. The teen future messiah misses his role model from the past, someone his mother was in love with...and he breaks into his house...adding one more character with a secret or the potential to risk their safety and lives.
Plus...the "bad Terminators" have a whole asswhoopong itinerary and their own inventive problem solving...very fun so far!