Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for ... See full summary »
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
As the show deals with time travel, it is only fitting that each episode title relates to that. In the first season, all episodes have the word "Time" in their titles, such as "Wasting Time" or "Playtime". In the second season the writers expanded on the idea and named each episode something with "Second". This can be read as both the time measurement, but also an indication of the season the episodes belongs to. See more »
There aren't "good guys" or "bad guys" here. That's the point.
A lot of reviews here have argued that Continuum show advances a pro- corporate, anti-democracy viewpoint. It doesn't, but you could be forgiven for thinking that. Most American shows have a clear good guy (the protagonist) and a clear bad guy (the antagonists).
This show, however, follows the Canadian tendency to operate in shades of grey. Continuum presents two opposing factions, and asks the viewer to make up their own mind whether they agree with the protagonist or the antagonists.
I'm not speaking from my own interpretation, but the official stance of the people behind the show. The "choose your side" mentality has been presented repeatedly in an explicit manner, most recently on the Continuum Facebook page, where a post recently asked, "Which side are you on? Team Kiera or Team Liber8?"
The show doesn't choose a side, but instead presents an interesting challenge to viewers which some won't be ready to meet:
The Freedom Fighters (antagonists) use brutal methods to accomplish their goals, but their cause is just.
The protagonist character Kiera operates within the law, uses non- lethal force, does what she thinks is right, and tries to protect people... And yet she champions the cause of despots.
Do you believe in the righteous champion of despotism, or the brutal champions of freedom? ...Or do you side with neither?
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