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Old January 16 2013, 05:44 AM   #28
jayceee
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Re: Continuum (US) Season 1 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Christopher wrote: View Post
Every story's been done. Story is a framework, a foundation on which you build. It's how you build on that framework that matters.
The bare bones are easy to state and outline.

These days one can spend hours and hours reading all about them, such as on web sites like tvtropes.org

Christopher wrote: View Post
And I find Continuum to be a far more interesting, nuanced, and creative take on the "cop pursuing criminals into the past" framework than Time Trax or especially Timecop ever managed to be.
Putting together all the bare bone tropes in a manner which holds the audiences' attention, seems to be the hard part (whether it is a tv show, movie, book, play, etc ...).

They seem to have done a good job of it in season 1 of Continuum. (There was an episode or two which I thought were clunkers).
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