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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009) was an attempt to reboot the Terminator franchise in a series format. The show picks up in 1999, several years after the events of T2 and tells the continuing story of the Connors' fight to prevent Judgment Day. As the title suggests, the initial emphasis is on Sarah Connor, the soft, doughy waitress who turned into one of the ultimate ass-kicking film heroines. Over the course of the show's short run, it gradually becomes the story of the entire Connor crew, including John; his latest cyborg protector, a smoking hot young woman named Cameron; and John's uncle, Derek, a hard, battle-weary soldier from the future.

T:TSCC takes the franchise in some fascinating new directions in terms of plot, pacing, and focus. The show generally favors a slow-burning, introspective style of storytelling that allows the writers to explore the psychological and emotional fallout from the war with Skynet. Although this slower pace didn't sit well with many in the franchise's fanbase, it allowed for a deeper, more satisfying story with nuanced performances and great emotional payoff. Plus, the show still features fantastic, hard-hitting action sequences worthy of its movie forebears. All in all, a great, if short-lived, addition to the Terminator universe.

Season One

1.1 Pilot
1.2 Gnothi Seauton
1.3 The Turk
1.4 Heavy Metal
1.5 Queen's Gambit
1.6 Dungeons & Dragons
1.7 The Demon Hand
1.8 Vick's Chip
1.9 What He Beheld

Season Two

2.1 Samson & Delilah
2.2 Automatic for the People
2.3 The Mousetrap
2.4 Allison from Palmdale
2.5 Goodbye To All That
2.6 The Tower is Tall but the Fall is Short
2.7 Brothers of Nablus
2.8 Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today
2.9 Complications
2.10 Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point
2.11 Self Made Man
2.12 Alpine Fields
2.13 Earthlings Welcome Here
2.14 The Good Wound
2.15 Desert Cantos
2.16 Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep
2.17 Ourselves Alone
2.18 Today is the Day, Part 1
2.19 Today is the Day, Part 2
2.20 To the Lighthouse
2.21 Adam Raised a Cain
2.22 Born to Run

Movie Reviews

Terminator by Billie Doux
Terminator 2: Judgment Day by Billie Doux
Terminator: Salvation by Jess Lynde
Terminator: Genisys by Samantha M. Quinn
Terminator: Dark Fate by Samantha M. Quinn


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles pilot episode review by Billie Doux


Lena Headey (Sarah Connor)
Thomas Dekker (John Connor)
Summer Glau (Cameron Phillips)
Richard T. Jones (James Ellison)
Brian Austin Green (Derek Reese)
Garret Dillahunt (Cromartie)
Shirley Manson (Catherine Weaver)