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Dee said:Happy Thanksgiving, American baldies! I hope you’re all happily stuffing your faces.
Got drunk as hell and fought a relative! 'Merica!
Just finished Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I'll definitely have to watch through it once more before making my final verdict, but as of now it stands as a top 5 favorite show. I really loved it. Even the "cliffhanger" ending didn't bother me. I actually thought the main story line was wrapped up well enough. Answered a lot of questions, and didn't leave me unsatisfied. There are plenty of cons (bad acting at times, fast and loose writing, cheesy moments, etc.), but considering it was on Fox, I elected to overlook the majority of those. Besides, the pros far outweigh them. This show has a compelling story line with lots of great subplots and funny moments, but more importantly, it expands and explores the Terminator universe in a manner that goes beyond the entire movie franchise put together. Where as you get glimpses and interesting tidbits in the movies, the series makes it a point to really show you. It also has a ton of character growth. Despite only having a 31 episode run, I felt by the end that everyone's arc made sense, and their changes were well earned. Top this all off with a consistent barrage of absolutely hilarious "anti-apocalyptic terrorist cell meets regular society" slice of life moments, and you end up with a quirky show that rarely has a dull moment. Seriously, I can't count the number of times I laughed out loud at the main characters interacting with "regular" society, only for something to pop off and the scene instantly turn bonkers. The writers really leaned into it. They never waste an opportunity to show a citizen's shocked expression when the seemingly suburban single mom and her lily-white teenage posse go into paramilitary shoot out mode at the drop of a dime.