Alright well somebody has to say it-thought the show sucked. Awful. I'm a fan of the old Terminator movies (except 3 which was alright), so maybe I'm a little biased, but damn this was like watching one of those action movies that you and your friends rent just to laugh at.
1. Bad script. Now I know a show that is to be mainly action sequences shouldn't have some amazing and deeply thought-provoking words, but come on. Things like "Class is dismissed," when the Terminator jumped out of the classroom made me burst out laughing. Every time John said something he was either complaining about his life or asking someone to help him with his problems. There were some redeeming parts though. I did like most of Sarah's lines (like that monologue at the beginning) and at least the "good" terminator explained stuff as it happened (like the whole time travel thing) so I wasn't completely lost. Also, the dialogue between John and the Terminator at the gas station, and the scene with Sarah and…that guy in bed (forgot name) was well done IMO.
2. Action sequences were annoying as hell. Now some people can pull off the shaky camera thing in action scenes and make it look cool-for this show it just looked like the camera man had Parkinson's. On top of that they did the ZOOM IN ZOOM OUT REAL FAST TO MAKE THE ACTION MORE DRAMATIC!!!1!! To the point where (in the fight in the house) it was almost hard to tell what was happening. At least the fight scenes were well-choreographed :happy:
3. The dream sequence at the beginning. WTF! Dream sequences are my biggest pet peeve in any form of media. The only time a dream sequence should be in anything is to reveal something not previously known or at least advance the plot in some way. This did none of that. There was no point to it except to add needless action at the beginning to "draw people in." If a show needs shit like that to draw you, you can pretty much tell it's gonna suck. It just seemed like they didn't have enough time so they added the dream to fill up space.
4. Plot holes. If Terminators can run as fast/faster than cars then why didn't the "bad" terminator catch up to the others after he re-booted? Alot of shows do crap like this though so I can overlook it.
As I said there were some good parts and, for TV, the graphics and such were top-knotch and the Terminator just looked badass. But even that can't make up for the rest (at least for me).