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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles MAG

January 11, 2009
By Danielle Plant, Lyn, ZZ

“The Sarah Connor Chronicles” brings a whole new angle to the popular Terminator movies, showing you what Sarah and her son, John Connor, the future leader of mankind, endure every day to survive. Mother and son must fight the Terminators sent from the future to kill John; their mission is to prevent him from leading the human resistance against the machines in the post-Judgment Day world.

Fighting alongside this duo are Cameron – a Terminator who was sent to protect John – and his resistance fighter uncle, Derek, both of whom won't let anything get in their way.

The acting in this TV ­series is phenomenal, drawing the viewer in so deeply that it's hard to pull yourself away at the end of the episode. Thomas Dekker does a great job in his angst-ridden portrayal of John, who wishes for a normal life and to escape his future fate. Lena Headey is awesome in Sarah's role of a fighter and a mother who loves her son more than anything. Their relationship is strained when she must make tough ­decisions that her son doesn't agree with. It's moving, tuning in week after week and seeing their struggle to survive and their attempts to be like a ­normal family when they most definitely are not.

Each episode is action-packed and filled with character development that sheds new light on someone's past, or in some cases, future. New plot twists are constantly thrown in, keeping the viewer intrigued and preventing predictability from ensnaring the show.

All in all, it's definitely a TV show worth watching week ­after week, to see what will be thrown at the characters and whether they will finally bring Skynet down and ensure the continuation of humankind. Tune in to the Connors' battle against the machines and you will find a show you won't be able to turn away from.

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This article has 6 comments.

jeter95 BRONZE said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 10:37 am
jeter95 BRONZE, Roslyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose."

This show was a great show but it has been canceled for over 6 months now

on Jul. 14 2009 at 6:30 pm
FeedTheBirds SILVER, San Diego, California
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I like your taste in TV shows. Do you perhaps also watch Dollhouse? If so, you should write a review for it.

fishergirl said...
on May. 27 2009 at 12:35 am
Great Job Danielle! I haven't watched the show but your review certainly makes it sound interesting.

ld<3 said...
on May. 13 2009 at 7:45 pm
heey danielle, good job, i really suck at writing. but im gonna come visit u guys soon :)

Moe123 said...
on May. 13 2009 at 1:19 pm
This is awesome and the best story ever

my husband will love this. Danielle Uncle Joe and Aunt Maureen are really proud of you your the best. love ya

T888 said...
on May. 7 2009 at 2:04 am
Can't wait for this!!!

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