Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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At the end of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," Sarah Connor vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her 15-year-old son, John. Sarah and John now find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that still more enemies from the future and the present could attack at any moment.
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  1. 1. Pilot
    January 13, 2008
    47min
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    English [CC]
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    In the series premiere, again facing relentless Terminators that will stop at nothing until John, the future leader of the resistance, is eliminated, Sarah Connor stops running and starts fighting back against fate and the machines that are out for her son.
  2. 2. Gnothi Seauton
    January 14, 2008
    44min
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    Sarah makes contact with an old friend to ask a favor, while John decides to pay a visit to Sarah's ex (recurring guest star DEAN WINTERS - "Rescue Me," "Oz"), and Cameron makes a new friend.
  3. 3. The Turk
    January 21, 2008
    44min
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    Sarah pays a visit to Miles Dyson's widow looking for Skynet's creators.
  4. 4. Heavy Metal
    February 4, 2008
    44min
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    When Sarah, Cameron and John track down stolen cargo, John becomes separated, leading him to discover the future isn't as safe as he had hoped.
  5. 5. Queen's Gambit
    February 11, 2008
    41min
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    When Sarah's friend Andy (recurring guest star BRENDAN HINES) submits his computer into a chess competition, she revaluates his computer's capabilities and worries where it could all lead.
  6. 6. Dungeons and Dragons
    February 18, 2008
    44min
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    While fighting for his life and moving in and out of consciousness, the stranger (recurring guest star BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN) remembers life in the future and his personal battle against the machines.
  7. 7. The Demon Hand
    February 25, 2008
    42min
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    Agent Ellison's discovery of a cyborg arm puts him in danger.
  8. 8. Vick's Chip
    March 3, 2008
    44min
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    After a damning accusation of Cameron by Derek (recurring guest star BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN), John defends her and finds himself at odds with Derek.
  9. 9. What He Beheld
    March 3, 2008
    43min
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    Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious business man.

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2008
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FOX
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Greg B. GallagherReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Phenomenally under-appreciated series!
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One of the best sci-fi series there was.. until Fox terminated it for no reason. We'll never see season three, and should I ever build a time machine I might be tempted to go back in time and take out the Fox exec's mother who was responsible for it's cancellation. Seriously.

Summer Glau was quite believable as the complicated, "more going on than she's letting on" terminator Cameron. Brian Austin Green plays a soldier from the future, and surprisingly does a strong job, especially in Season 2's Episode 5 "Goodbye to All of That". Lena Headly does a solid job at Sarah Connor, and Thomas Dekker as a teenage John Connor was completely under-rated. It was a solid cast, a superb plot and story arc and premise. The show was just getting off the ground, and had there been a Season 3 would have gone in an awesome direction.

Ah, forgot to mention two others in the cast. Shirley Manson (from "Garbage") plays a seriously cool bad/good terminator. She has acting chops that I wasn't expecting. Garret Dillahunt is one great actor, who plays Cromartie/John Henry. He brought a bit of personality to the whole stone-cold emotionless terminator character. "Thank you for your time." (fake smile). Leven Rambin plays John Connor's girlfriend and was quite a good actress. Last but not least, Stephany Jacobsen is just dan good in anything she is in.

So thank you, Josh Friedman, for this show. It was one of the truly best and in my mind, trumped any Terminator movie that came after T2. We saw what you were doing with the show, where you were taking it, and it was killed off in it's near prime. A tragedy, but none-the-less I'd rather have had two seasons with a cliffhanger we'll never know the conclusion on, than never having seen this show to begin with. It was great!
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John CoxReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent series that blows away all the movies that followed T2
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This series is excellent and completely blows away all the movies that followed T2. The series picks up about 5 years after T2 and shows John Connor, his mother, and a terminator fighting to prevent judgement day. It seems that even though they blew up a lot of stuff in T2, Skynet isn't going to go away that easily. This series is outstanding in many ways and adds new characters that give it depth and multiple great storylines. Honestly, they should have skipping making additional movies after T2 and simply thrown all their backing into this series. It should have easily run for at least 4 or 5 seasons instead of being cancelled after season 2 due to the studios making Terminator 3. Like Firefly, this is a greatly underappreciated series that the studio mogules killed off never realizing they had an underground runaway hit on their hands.
21 people found this helpful
Chris HansenReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sci-Fi Show I've Ever Seen!
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Like most fans, I became interested in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles because I liked the movies. The pilot episode was similar, but the show is so much more than that. Which is good, because doing chases every episode would be boring. It's really a family drama that's set in the Terminator universe. There's some surprises and plot twists, especially the season 2 finale. Season 1 has more action, but season 2 really shows the character development and family dynamics. Each character has so many layers and mysteries that I found myself wanting to know more about them and how it affects their present-day decisions, especially Derek and Cameron who are from the future. As a result, it's the first show that I ever watched the DVD commentaries for. And Lena Headey is excellent - smart and tough but vulnerable and compassionate also. I can't recommend it enough. It's my favorite show, and I really hope that season 3 will be made at some point. Especially as the movies haven't really been that good since Terminator 2.
8 people found this helpful
WayneB63Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series, well worth watching
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Was well directed and follow close to the storyline of the movies (close enough to fit in). Lena Headey, Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker, deliver top notch performances all the way through the series, and as someone has mentioned , what guy wouldn't want a smoking hot teen terminator watching over him day to day? Especially Summer.
I could go on about the rest of the cast as well..solid performances' by each and every one of them.
I will say that if you have a weekend off and want to veg out on something in front of the TV. This is a great series to do it we.
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Theodore CerameReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
First to Last
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First season impecable, five star. Regarding the second season; if Sargent Bilko was not quite so aggressively nasty, and the young John Connor (well schooled in subterfuge), showed more sense about associating with an obviously insincere damaged-goods person, and they kept the amazing Summer Glau more in the foreground, I may have rated season Two with five stars. Also there is too much that goes on without closure such as Ms. Weaver; What is it? Who's side is it on? Why does it murder indiscriniately? And how did Riley reemerge from the future after it was established that she had been completely in the dark about what was really going on while she was attempting to infiltrate into John's life to distract him from the beautiful Cameron, who, though a machine, wouldn't be the first to develop, evolve to quality human emotions: "I love you John. And I know that you love me."
Yea I feel sorry for Summer in that had the writers employed better literary balance the show would have went on indefinitely; a boom she deserved.
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Kevin Sivils - KCS Basketballl EnterprisesReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Should have been the Cameron Phillips Chronicles
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The series suffers from one critical flaw. Cameron Phillips should have been the focal point of the series. The creator and writes of the TV version of the Terminator franchise did not get it - the TERMINATOR is the central character!

Summer Glau was magnificent as Cameron Phillips, the beautiful teenage female Terminator sent back in time to protect the teenage John Connor. Glau created a mysterious Cameron. Does she love John or want to kill him? Can Cameron really feel emotions or is she simply the best infiltrator Skynet ever created?

It's a shame the series only ran for two seasons. Worth watching if you are a fan of the Terminator franchise - simply because Summer Glau is worth watching as Cameron.
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MackieReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Give it a chance...you may just love it!
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This was a wonderful surprise. I didn't have high hopes for a series based on a couple of equally great movies. This show has all the action, pretty much non-stop, and yet there's a lot of character buildup and personal drama. This is the sort of action-adventure I thrive on. Pity regular television is filled with drek while a show like this ends up cancelled so quickly.
3 people found this helpful
Craig FieldsReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
First rate entertainment, very compelling
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This a great series with great actors and very well written and well directed. The scenes are truly cinematic. Not all the actors are well known to me but they do a great job. I especially enjoy (using their characters' names) Sarah, John, Cameron, Derek, and especially Agent Ellison who really works in that role, perfect casting. Laslo is very good also, I love his facial expressions and the way he mimics the first terminator in his motions. They are worth the price of admission as well as the great effects and music. The story works and the time travel once again works into it. Recommended for any fan of the movies. Sarah (Lena) will make you believe she's the real Sarah Conner despite her hair color.
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