Last night’s episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was the best one yet. The unintentional vs. intentional hilarity factor was pretty balanced, and the bulk of the episode focused on Cameron’s backstory. Smart move, considering she’s easily the most compelling, well-written, well-acted character on the show. Plus she’s played by Summer Glau of Serenity/Firefly fame:
I’m going to assume that most people reading this are completely unfamiliar with the show, because Popten contributors have good taste and this show is, for the most part, a maddening exercise in disappointment. But I’ve stuck with it and will continue to do so until its inevitable cancellation. Why? Because I love being immersed in the Terminator mythology. The John-Sarah axis and all the peripheral trappings have meant a lot to me over the years, from useful quote-factory (“No fate but what we make!”) to the only cinematic confirmation of my doppelganger (in T2 when the T1000 is hunting JC in the arcade he shows JC’s photograph to the dorkiest kid ever – glasses, digital watch, curly black hair – a dead ringer for 4th grade me).
The point is, I’m willing to put up with a lot of boneheaded TV writing just to get my Terminator fix, and I was wondering if anyone else can relate. What other fictional universes are so seductive that you’re willing to read or watch crap just to be part of them for a little while?
I have a feeling that fans of Robert Jordan know what I’m getting at. Star Wars junkies, too.