Thursday, April 16, 2009

Amazing Season Finale - Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

I've been watching "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" since it began last year. Season One was fine; I felt it was something of a guilty pleasure with great promise. Season Two started out well, and I just feel like the show got progressively stronger and more complex as it went on.
But the last two episodes of Season Two were on an entirely different plane: wow. I'm not going to spoil it here, but if you were watching Terminator: TSSC and gave up before the end of Season 2, you really need to get back on it and watch all the way to the end. The last two episodes were amongst the best TV I've seen in years. Incredibly cool, incredibly powerful stuff, and the season finale did something rare: it both left you hanging and it provided huge resolution to a lot of storylines.

There are so many things to like about the show. If you like gender balance, this is a great show because three of the primary characters, perhaps the most interesting characters, are women. And for an action show, there is a surprising amount of emotional depth, character development, and attention to relationships. Don't get me wrong: there's plenty of action. But there's a lot more than just the action.

Here are some interview clips with a few of the stars of the show, for those of you who are becoming even more engrossed with the show as I am. I plan to re-watch both seasons, so I can go through the whole storyline again and pick up pieces that I missed.

I hope that FOX renews the show for a third season, because the stories set up by the season finale are amazing.

Interview with Lena Headey (Sarah Connor)

Interview with Shirley Manson (Miss Weaver)

Interview with Summer Glau (Cameron, a Terminator)

Interview with Thomas Dekker (John Connor)

Interview with Garret Dillahunt (John Henry)

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