A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series raises some moral questions about changing the time continuum in order to change the outcome of future events. Issues surrounding the use of technology and its role in society are also brought up.
Positive Role Models
Cameron is a tough, committed law enforcement officer who holds her own as she hunts down terrorists, while still being sympathetic due to her obvious heartbreak over being separated from her family. The terrorists are ruthless in their efforts to get what they want, but believe that they are fighting for a moral cause.
Violence & Scariness
Chasing bad guys, terrorism, executions, etc. are all major themes here. Guns, automatic rifles, and other weapons are visible and frequently used; people are punched, tagged with lasers, shot, stabbed, etc., but only limited injuries are shown. Explosions and other major action sequences are occasionally visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Cameron's uniform hugs her figure, but covers everything.
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Words like "bitch" are audible; "s--t" is muted.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drunken behavior is occasionally discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Continuum contains some violent content, including lots of gunfire, stabbings, and discussions about terrorists, executions, and gang violence. That said, there is little blood or other major injuries visible. The show also contains some strong, but not constant language. The tough female character at the center of the story will be appealing to those looking for strong women heroes.
Is It Any Good?
While the time travel theme isn't completely original (think Doctor Who), the show succeeds at telling a well-developed story that combines elements of police procedurals with hi-tech fantasy. Also adding to the show's flair are the constant moral dilemmas that Cameron faces as she negotiates the importance of doing her job with her heartfelt desire to return to her family.
Continuum is an intelligent show, but one that also relies on some violent story lines and action-packed scenes filled with gun fire to tell it. However, like most Canadian productions, the amount of blood and gore visible is limited. Stateside sci-fi fantasy fans will definitely enjoy it, but it has enough here to appeal to those simply looking for a a well developed series to tune in to.
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