FOX may have a hit on their hands with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I really enjoyed the first half of the premiere this last Sunday and I'm looking forward to the second half Monday night.
[The Show is about] the adventures of the title character and her son in the years after Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The series will ignore Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Sarah Connor will be alive. The series starts with the return of the Terminators into their lives, prompting Sarah and John to stop running and focus on stopping the birth of Skynet. They are aided by Cameron, a Terminator, played by Summer Glau, who poses as a student at John's school and whose mission is to protect John. Meanwhile, an FBI agent named James Ellison pursues Sarah and John with the belief that Sarah is deranged.
I didn't pay attention to any of the publicity for the show and I'm glad I didn't because the plot was a delightful surprise. A great premise, good actors, and thrilling action (for a TV program), make Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles a winner in my book (so far). Sure it's got a TV budget but it works for what they're trying to do with this program. It's a case where less is more. It makes me happy to see Summer Glau on network TV again and it makes me really happy the whole thing doesn't look like Vancouver B.C.
Of course I could be all wrong and the Sarah Connor Chronicles will get cancelled... this IS a sci-fi show on FOX we are talking about here.