Continuum Season 2 & 3 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Continuum Season 2 & 3 by Jeff Danna.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 72.5
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0
Album Excellence: 0%
Continuum is a 2012 Canadian television science fiction series created by Simon Barry for Showcase starring Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster and Erik Knudsen. Detective Kiera Cameron is a cop from the year 2077 who was raised to rely on technology more than anything else, even herself. Now she and a group of deadly criminals called Liber8 are trapped in present-day Vancouver. Cameron needs to stop Liber8 before it can take down the corporations which will one day rule the world – thus altering the course of the future and changing the 2077 that Cameron calls home. She enlists the help of a teenage tech genius named Alec Sadler to help figure out a way to get her back to her own time, and she manages to work with the Vancouver Police Department with Detective Carlos Fonnegra to keep an eye on Liber8. With different ideals and backgrounds, Cameron and Fonnegra clash, but they trust each other, and Cameron is slowly learning to trust herself as well. This is the review of season 2 & 3 which aired from 2013 to 2014. The score is composed by Jeff Danna.
Continuum is one of those shows I started watching, but didn’t continue after a said number of episodes. It was interesting enough and I wouldn’t might binge watching it one day. I have learned that season 4 (and final season?) just finished airing as well so it’s a mildly successful series. The score for season 1 wasn’t the greatest I remember, but that’s all I remember. Themes? No idea. Except the main theme which opens this score in ‘Continuum Main Title (Extended Version)’ which I sort of remember. The theme is good, but hardly a theme I will remember years from now (unless I start watching again). ‘When Is Alec Sadler?’ is a smart sounding thriller cue, has a decent theme and enough interesting music for me to investigate. It’s long too which allows the music to flow and develop and I’m a big fan of that. ‘Old Alec’s Message To Young Alec’ is a softer cue with dark undertones. The score isn’t growing on me though as I’d hoped. It’s like it’s holding back when it should pounce.
I will say this though. The quality of the music is high. This is a high production gig, no question about it, but that’s not enough. The music has to be great as well and currently it isn’t. It’s a shame, but maybe fans of the show can give some input in how the music sounds in the series?