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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4

2010 Movies and TV Shows In review
 article by David Blackwell

2010 wasn't a breakout year for movies.  It wasn't as spellbinding as 2009.   Some gems did exist for various reasons.   INCEPTION was another masterpiece from Christopher Nolan while SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD was an awe-inspiring ode of geek joy.   KICK-ASS was another fun action movie with a 12 year old girl stealing teh show as Hit Girl.   Speaking of other show stealers, Chris Evans ruled in every scene he appeared (I'm talking about THE LOSERS).   MICMACS is another charming and funny French film from the director of AMELIE.     TRON LEGACY was a visual ride for the eyes.     It was a homage to the original TRON while PREDATORS was a tribute to the original PREDATOR.   Then you have wonderful thrillers like THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE.      Finally, you have the strange and absorbing stuff like THE BLACK SWAN.   2010 may not been a strong year like the one before, but you see what I mean about the few gems.









I was disappointed by many of the new shows that cropped up in 2010.   Most of them didn’t hold my attention or didn’t stand out. 

1.  STARGATE UNIVERSE-   The first season’s second half wasn’t as good as the first half and then first half of season 2 fixed everything to make it a series I still think is the best STARGATE series.   I am sad it has been cancelled by SyFy with 10 more episodes to air in 2011.   I hope the restructured MGM can make a couple of Direct to DVD movies like one to help resolve part of the story that the producers were planning as a five year arc and the second movie to resolve STARGATE ATLANTIS.

2.  THE WALKING DEAD- a new way to breath new life into the zombie genre.

3.  RUBICON- this slow burn series is like a 1970s spy thriller like 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR.  Too bad it didn't last.

4.  LOST-  Whether you liked how it ended, the show was able to warp things up without being dragged to death.

5.   24-   The Jack Bauer Power hour had some good episodes and some absurd stuff.  Jack was put through one more series of tests.   The show didn't have the greatest ending of the seasons, but one hopes a 24 movie will get off the ground.

6.  FLASHFORWARD-   V lived and FLASHFORWARD was cancelled- a series that was better and stronger in it's second half while the first half dragged in places.

7. MI-5-   This series has better and more gripping plots than 24 sad to say.   Season 8 is out on DVD this month with season 9 expected in the summer.

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