Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2 Reviews

January 28, 2020
The tone of this season seems to be following that of the first, but I do hope things don't start to wander aimlessly on the run like an old string of "The Incredible Hulk" episodes.
January 28, 2020
Though Sarah Connor Chronicles often lags viscerally as a result of its relatively tame TV aesthetic, it tends to make up for it in narrative creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2020
This second season, while not perfect - really capitalized on the promise of the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 28, 2020
Creator Josh Friedman and his cast did terrific work here and this was a great season of television - no matter what the future holds.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.2/10
January 28, 2020
Sarah is the single mom on steroids, and it really is her and the kid against the world without a shred of help. Very smart stuff at this level. And I welcome its return.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2020
Josh Friedman and company found a way to combine the necessary technological components of "Terminator" with deep characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 27, 2019
I'd give this a B-, overall. The first half was tedious, standard action that never truly put any of the principals in danger; the second the character-driven interactions that raise the show above average.
April 16, 2018
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has some of the same problems that has faced the movie franchise...Throughout the season, it was getting hard to keep track of what the Connors' objective was...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 16, 2018
Gritty writing, vivid characters and dynamic visual style did not attract enough audience to justify the budget and it was cancelled after the superb season...most riveting is the evolution of the robots, making them more "human" and less predictable.
April 16, 2018
Weaver's interest in rules -- specifically, in the ways humans don't follow them and computers do -- is of a piece with the series' own.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 16, 2018
This season's opener is much clearer and more sheer fun than anything that aired last spring. And Summer Glau is still quite a treat as the robot sent to protect Connor from murderous cyborgs.
April 16, 2018
The Sarah Connor Chronicles continue to deliver, on a program where surviving in the here and now, finally, is the principal measure of success.
April 16, 2018
My interest ebbs and flows depending not on the plot but on which character is in the action.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 16, 2018
The Sarah Connor Chronicles may not be equally compelling from week to week, with some standalone episodes more formulaic than others, but one has to hand it to Friedman and his writing team.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2018
It's a step in the right direction for a series that struggled to live up to its potential and pedigree last spring.
April 16, 2018
Dekker's Connor has a steel in it we've yet to see in the character. John's finally stepping up to the plate, and it's about damn time.
Full Review | Original Score: A-