Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Oh, Dear God, Please No

IGN: Sarah Connor Chronicles Debuting This Fall: May 14, 2007 - Sarah and John Connor's attempt to escape the clutches of The Terminator will continue. Variety is reporting that the FOX network has picked up the pilot The Sarah Connor Chronicles and will be debuting the series this fall. Taking place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor will star Lena Headey (300) in the title role, with Thomas Dekker (best known as Zach on Heroes) as John. Also in the cast is Summer Glau (Firefly) as a Terminator, though it's not known if she is a good or evil character.

Does anybody think this is going to be anything but a major league clusterfuck?

I mean, assuming for the moment that this grotesque miscasting doesn't immediately doom the show to monstrous suckitude; assuming they can get past the retconning that shoehorns yet another Terminator in between movies 2 and 3 (one that John has no memory of and never mentions in T3); assuming for the moment that there actually is a way for a long-form TV series to to maintain the feeling of tension and the nightmare oh-my-god-it's-still-coming-after-me dread that made the Terminator films great; assuming, in short, that this whole project manages not to stink like a dead there anyone who really believes that the same network execs who strangled Firefly in its crib won't figure out a way to screw it up?

Days like this I really hate television.


Indiana Joe said...

I guess that's what the producers meant when they had Arnie say, "I'll be back."

Chris Jahn said...

Let's see: Fox hired a producer with a proven track record of producing shows treasured by his target demographing and them some, argued with him at every turn, bounced it around the schedule, reversed the order of some episodes, and dropped it before anyone would notice they'd been running it.
In light of this, I predict that this show will be to Fox what THE MOMMIES was to NBC: the turdfest that won't die. The audience will largely loathe it, but Fox will keep foisting it on their innocent viewers every chance they can.