Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete First Season |
Actors: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones
Sarah Connor is in hiding with her son John as she prepares to fight against the machines that are trying to destroy them.
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Anarchos | 07/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never watched this season while it was on TV. Friends recommended it to me, but my feelings were, "Meh". While I enjoyed T1 and T2, Terminator 3 left me traumatized. I finally broke down and rented the first DVD of Season 1.
The acting was intense and it immersed me into their world.
Character development: Some things are rightfully never explained, but inferred. Summer Glau's performance as Cameron (a Terminator) is a prime example, Cameron seems capable of putting on emotions like a person would put on clothing, sometimes they are dressed to the nines, other times not so much. Yet as a viewer I'm not watching Summer Glau. Not really. I'm watching Cameron, I'm watching her behave and try out emotional responses. Her transitions are subtle and often eerie... a machine trying to appear human at times and trying to become human at others. There are differences between her and the other Terminators such as she can make her eyes glow blue (obvious difference) and that her visual display is often fully color instead of the other terminators using infrared. Her motives though stated become giant questions in my mind, after watching her as a Terminator skillfully lie to those she claims to serve and protect.
The pacing of character development appears to be a rule adhered throughout the series, no matter which writer wrote an episode or which director directed. Wonderfully crafted.
I could write pages about all of the characters and the thought that went behind them. The actors did an amazing job (Lena Headey shows a great mix of being incredibly strong and emotionally vulnerable, you'll believe that she's on the brink of despair and giving up, but it's only her willpower and strength that keeps things going).
The individual episodes are for the most part extremely well written and directed. The choreography of the fight scenes are pretty good for a TV series (and re-affirms the Terminators bash each other into things motif from T2) and are completely believable.
All in all.. this is surprisingly awesome.
I bought both Seasons on DVD and have purchased about 6 copies of Season 1 which I've given away to some of my other friends so that they can watch it too."