The series is about the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them.
In the series, corporations rule the world in 2077 instead of governments.
In the series, the police officer who travelled through time, Keira Cameron (Rachel Nichols, "Criminal Minds"), is exposed to plenty of things she's never seen before, like pizza, fresh fruit and even horses.
Reviewer Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times described the series as "slick" and highlighted its attention to detail.
The escaped terrorists in the series may not be entirely bad guys, depending on who you ask.
Reviewer David Hinckley of the New York Daily News compared Continuum positively to Life on Mars, another series with a time travelling police officer, and gave the show three stars out of four.
You won't see any flying cars in the 2077 scenes. In fact, you'll hardly see any cars at all, thanks to a fuel shortage.
Water is scarce in 2077, too, so running water is almost unheard of.
Some of the escaped terrorists are genetically enhanced because they formerly served as "super soldiers" for the ruling corporations.
Throughout the series, multiple theories are suggested as to the nature of time travel and its effect on the timeline of events leading from 2012 to 2077.
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