Off the Reservation

Zoe has never seen the Terminator movies. However, due to the large amount of free time I’ve had lately, we’ve started to watch the Sarah Connor Chronicles on Fox, which is a serialized version of the 2nd Terminator film, as John Connor grows up and moves around with his mother as they try to prevent computers and machines from starting the apocalypse and taking over the world. This is the link to the show in HD, online streaming, via the Fox on-demand player, free and clear.

So the moral is, robots and computers may take over our planet eventually, but right now, it seems the internet is taking over television, as all the networks are scrambling to post their best shows online in high definition for free viewing. Lost in HD? Yup. It’s still not on my cellphone. It’s just as easy and painless to watch it on my laptop as the TV. All I really care about is John Connor and his mom blowing stuff up. They travel through time, they have a reprogrammed Terminator fembot who protects John. They’re just an average family, a single mother worrying about her only son, and a hot female bodyguard robot trying to prevent the worlds destruction.

From T2:
Sarah Connor: [voiceover] Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The terminator wouldn’t stop, it would never leave him. It would never hurt him or shout at him or get drunk and hit him or say it was too busy to spend time with him. And it would die to protect him. Of all the would-be fathers that came over the years, this thing, this machine, was the only thing that measured up. In an insane world, it was the sanest choice.

Yes indeed Sarah, yes indeed.