DVD Review: TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES : SEASON TWO

Warner Home Video
Release date: Sept 22, 2009
MSRP: DVD: $59.98, Blu-ray: $79.98

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones, Brian Austin Green

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles has been terminated-much to my chagrin. Not that you couldn’t see it coming, they did struggle a bit, but season two was, I think, headed in the right direction. More the results of the action than the action. Derek Reese had stopped being such a whiny schmuck and more just a guy that has seen too much. And when Sarah goes one too many hours thinking her son was killed and breaks down, the company stands wide-eyed as one would at a statue of the Virgin weeping blood. The much vaunted Sarah Conner can’t do that.

For those of you who don’t know (and that would appear to be a bunch) Sarah is to, and does, give birth to the boy/man who will lead the resistance when the machines try to take over in the near future. The machines, not liking this send Robots back! in time to snuff her and failing that, him. A spin off series from the wildly popular Terminator films.

Character development, good in season one, got better in season two. John Conner started seeing a girl from school (a whole sub plot I won’t get into here). Derek fronts a couple of very good episodes, and I felt very much involved in the extraordinary life of these ordinary people. Well, three people and one tame robot.

If you have any taste for sci-fi, action, or decent character studies, give the Sarah Conners Chronicles a look.

Purchase season two of THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES on DVD or Blu-ray.

Lee Crawford
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