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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (11/27/13)

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 27, 2013 5:05 PM
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3 - The Canadian sci-fi drama Continuum, which was picked up by the Syfy channel and aired in the USA earlier this year. If you missed the series, or don't have cable, the first 2 seasons, which aired during the winter and the summer of 2013 respectively, are both now streaming on Netflix.

Roger Cross and Omari Newton (above) both play supporting characters in the series.

What's Continuum about? The series centers on the conflict between a police officer and a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC in the year 2012.

Roger Cross stars as Travis Verta. Here's his character's bio:

Travis is a warrior specifically trained and enhanced through futuristic science to be a lethal killing machine. He began as a conventional soldier: tough, agile and just smart enough to be resourceful. He was handpicked to be part of a special military experiment to create an elite group of super soldiers -- genetically enhanced specimens whose sole function was to follow orders without question and to destroy the enemy without remorse.Travis is also driven by a need for revenge. He is enraged by the way the corporate military that trained him was so willing and able to cast his life aside and realizes that he wasn’t the only one. He saw how the corporations took the freedom of choice away from all individuals, treating them as possessions, not humans. It will become clear as time goes on that there is an intellect buried within this beast of a man. He is very swayed by Kagame and his calm philosophical drive. He needs to believe in something and Kagame is as much a machine of agenda as Travis is a machine of war. Kagame knows how to influence Travis and somehow Travis likes this. There's something calming, even to a pit-bull, about the feeling of the collar and leash and a handler who knows when to rein them in and when to set them loose.

Omari Newton stars as Lucas Ingram. Here's his character's bio:

Smart, scientific and resourceful, Lucas is a conventional looking man, fit but not a warrior. But he's also not a stereotypical techie either. He uses his intelligence and skill to make himself too indispensable to kill. It's a tenuous balance... one mistake and Travis could easily dispense with him.Lucas worked in the early 2070's for Alec Sadler's SadTech. He was head of the temporal disruption division, chiefly responsible for aiding in the development of weapons that could bend time for military purposes. However, when he realized that his work was being used for evil, he confronted Alec. Soon after, he was falsely accused of being a rebel and a traitor, a charge he could not refute. He was never told who had made the accusation and what evidence there was against him.In fear for his life, Lucas fled to the other side and joined the rebels. After siding with the rebels he developed a kinship with their ambitions and realized he had a greater chance to stop his work from being used misused with their help. Having been a loner most of his life, the rebels gave Lucas a chance to feel like he belonged. He is loyal to Kagame, but has developed a bit of a man-crush on Kellog.

Cross is no stranger to USA TV, appearing in series that have aired on Stateside television like The X-FilesStargate SG-1, Highlander: The Series, Star Trek: Enterprise and others.

Omari Newton is no stranger to Stateside TV either, appearing in episodes of Fringe and V, as well as co-starring in Blue Mountain State, and more.

Watch season 1 and 2 of Continuum streaming on Netflix right now. With 23 episodes in total, it should keep you busy for a few days. It's called "binge-watching" which is the thing to do nowadays apparently.

Here's a 3-minute trailer:

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  • Mike | December 3, 2013 6:54 PMReply

    Continuuum is definitely one of the better sci-fi TV shows out right now, happy to see it on Netflix too! I love articles like this one and services like that help me find all these new Netflix shows and movies!

  • Ian Perge | November 29, 2013 11:44 AMReply

    A nice pick of "Continuum", a fairly new & interesting take on Ye Olde Time Travel yarns with layerings of post 9/11 & "Great Recession" viewpoints on who EXACTLY is The Enemy (the "United States Corporate Congress" or the "Terrorist Groups" that can and does terrible things to take on the former) do they even know so, and can anything even be changed at the end of it all? A *far* better show than the bloody terrible "Defiance", which got metric tons more Advertising time and dollars due to its being Produced & Owned by SyFy, whereas the first 2 seasons of "Continuum" were a Canadian Production that SyFy simply purchased the US airing rights to. SyFy is co-financing & producing Season 3, so that will hopefully give it more exposure here in the "Southern North America".

    However, that cannot overlook the "X-Men meets Heroes with a dash of '80s Knight Rider/The A-Team 'helping the Little Guy' generic Mutants chased down by Shadowy Figures" retread-upon-retread-of-retreads that was "Alphas". And any show that wastes David Strathairn talents has karmic points taken away starting at the pilot - this *might* have done okay in the Syndication Fields of the mid-to-late 1990s ("Babylon 5", "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" being high points) but with the quality shows that Basic and Premiere-Lite Cable is making such as most of the run of "Burn Notice" on the former (USA) and the BBC-like "Series Run" of "Spartacus" done by Starz, "Alphas" was simply a jar of Weak Sauce past its Expiration Date.

  • Phred G | November 29, 2013 6:15 PM

    LOVE CONTINUUM (suspension of disbelief aside) and can't wait for ORPHAN BLACK to return.

  • Monique A Williams | November 28, 2013 4:47 PMReply

    I really wanted to love ALPHAS but it never happened.

  • Phred G | November 29, 2013 6:13 PM

    Same here. To me it fell into the 'scientific' grey-haired white guy leading a bunch of 'scientific' characters using their talents to catch badguys/save the world/whatever. I put it in the same box as PERSON OF INTEREST and WAREHOUSE 13 although I DO enjoy W13's kookiness. I may try to give it another chance some time in the future. AGENTS OF SHIELD probably fits in that box also.

  • Ava | November 28, 2013 4:31 PMReply

    One is either slave or free. A free slave? Is that some kind of Oxymoron?

  • Blackman | November 30, 2013 5:48 AM

    maybe he meant Freed Slave?

    What's the difference. You are a Free Slave too. You SLAVE at a job you probably can't stand to pay your bills. Research it, most Americans hate their jobs. This includes doctors, attorneys, scientist, professors etc. etc.

  • locase | November 28, 2013 12:26 PMReply

    How the white woman got her groove back, wait, she had one??

  • Ava | November 28, 2013 4:32 PM

    I know this will sound mean but seeing that photo of that White woman's back(side) is putting a damper on my appetite for a Thanksgiving meal.

  • Miles Ellison | November 27, 2013 5:30 PMReply

    The story in Continuum is similar to a book by Richard K. Morgan titled "13" that was written about 5 years ago.

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