I was watching the Haven season finale and noticed that a new show appeared on SciFi. Continuum. They re-ran the Pilot after the Haven finale, and I figured I'd watch it. I cannot tell who the bad guys are supposed to be yet.
Takes place in 2077. The US Government (possibly World Government) has collapsed due to crushing debt after the Corporations bail them out. In its place, there is now a Corporate Dictatorship. It starts out with a bang. A group of revolutionists/terrorists bomb two very large corporate buildings in an attempt to kill the CEOs controlling the Government. They fail, but still kill tens of thousands in the process when they bring down the buildings. A group of eight people are sentenced to be executed, and during the public execution they each sneak in a piece of Tech that assembles a time traveling device. Apparently supposed to only send them back 6 or so years, it instead sends them back a little over 60, to the year 2012. In the process a do good future cop is also sent back.
One prisoner dies in the very violent time travel episode. And it just happens that the inventor of the Tech that the future cops use to communicate and do surveillance is a college student testing out his new Tech, and the future-cop stumbles upon the super secret encoded frequencies and starts communicating with him. The cop now is trying to hunt down the 'terrorists' and stop them from starting up the revolution in the year 2012. And apparently the kid who invented the future Tech is also related somehow to one of the largest Corporations in the future Corporate Dictatorship. He sees one of the Corporate Logos in the Cops recordings of the future and notices that it is almost exactly the same as a logo he had doodled inside one of his notebooks. Future Cop teams up with Present Cops. The Revolutionists/Terrorists are painted in a pretty bad light so far. Which is why I can't tell which way they are going yet. Evil Corporations and Revolutionists, or Evil Terrorists and the Corporations.
Somehow the Future Cop's husband, and one of his buddies, are related to the revolutionists I believe he was shown as a sympathizer in the beginning, and when he saw his wife enter the execution chamber he got up and ran over to the guards, yelling (behind glass, couldn't hear) and pointing.
I think it will fill a time slot for the season for me. Hopefully it ends up interesting.
Edited, Jan 18th 2013 7:10pm by TirithRR