Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 Blu-ray Review
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Release Date: September 22, 2009
Run time: 975 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 5 BD50
Like Fox has done show after show they’ve created another brilliant TV show only to end it right when the going gets good. Fox is truly a network that cares nothing about the quality of the show or the viewer enjoyment but only about the ratings, which is why with the end of TSCC I am refusing to watching anything on Fox anymore.
TSCC may be the only show that had a Cyborg/robot portrayed so realistic that your baffled when you see the person who plays the Cyborg outside of their role because they have emotions. Summer Glau who plays Cameron on TSCC really stole the show and just had me and a lot of other fans with her abilities. She lacks almost all emotions but at the same time you can tell she has something more then most of the other Cyborg/Robots shown in the show, most likely because of her interaction with humans and John trying so hard to break down everything so she can understand how a human works. TSCC became an instant favorite of mine and whenever you can bet whenever I meet anyone looking for a good show I tell them to watch it.
Season 2 was an amazing season and I really enjoyed how they developed the plot in many different ways. A lot of time when I would watch and episode I had no idea what was happening until the very end which was fun and challenging and had me trying to figure out what was going on before the end. I will admit the thing I like most about the show is watching John and Cameron interact and her becoming more human and trying to understand our ways, it really makes you think about what makes you, you.
Currently, the show hangs in the balance and though we all want a season 3 I hope that they do anything to a movie like they did for Firefly or a book series like they did for Dark Angel, anything to make the series live on. The fan-base for TSCC for amazing and with their efforts I have hope that the series will live on.
Movie Quality: 9/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Having watched every single episode of this series on broadcast television in high definition, this show looks really good in its transfer to Blu-ray. Colors are strong throughout and vary from episode to episode to fit with the atmosphere. Details are great especially with scenes where the camera is up close. Black levels are very strong considering that the series has many dark scenes throughout each episode. Fans of the show will not be disappointed the slightest.
Video Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. Dialogue was front and center with no apparent issues sounding crisp. The soundfield was rather active anytime there were action sequences or effects. The series special effects really takes advantage of the soundfield immersing the viewer.
Audio Quality: 9/10
- The Storyboard Process: Cameron Goes Bad
- Audio Commentary Samson and Delilah
- Audio Commentary Allison From Palmdale
- Cameron vs. Rosie Fight Rehearsal
- Audio Commentary Adam Raised A Cain
- Audio Commentary Born To Run
- Collision with the Future: Deconstructing the Hunter-Killer Attack
- The Continuing Chronicles: Terminator
- Gag Reel
Special Features: 8/10
In the end its show with a lot of great plot threads and characters, and some extremely strong episodes. On Blu-ray this set offers stellar video and audio. Fans of this series will not be disappointed, it is a shame this show was prematurely canceled.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10