Continuum is supposed to be about a female cop ("protector") from 2077 that jumps back in time to 2012. OK. But the show itself seems to have experienced its own time jump; Syfy is positioning the show as a brand new show. New to them, maybe, but not only did this show apparently jump all the way from Canada, it also jumped from 2012 to 2013. IOW, it appears this show is not really "new" as the first 10 eps are clearly marked in epguides as if they aired beginning last May. Not only that, the DTV GUI reports equivalent original air dates for this week's and next week's ep. NBC used to say "if its new to you, it's new to you", or something about that inane when puffing up Seinfeld eps in the summer a decade and a half ago. This is no less stupid. There is something to be said for full disclosure, but I don't really care whether they are pulling the wool here or not, just that they bring us a good show. Well, that boat has sailed. Maybe Syfy was less than forthcoming regarding this show's genesis because they are so embarassed by it, and think "new show" badging will somehow automagically wash the stink off of crapola production and writing in what is really a second-hand hand-me-down from the Klondike. It used to be that you could tell a Canadian import by its hokey amateurish production and casts of unknowns. It was a little like triple-A ball for producers; they could hone their craft up north and then try for the big leagues in LA. That line blurred a lot with quality shows like Rookie Blue and Flashpoint, which are better than a lot of Hollywood fare. But Continuum is a throwback, with 1990's hokum aplenty and a storyline that makes little sense even if you suspend disbelief and accept the time travel dilemma. The level of cleverity here never seems to rise above "running gun battle" (ho hum). It may have one of the most stunning creatures ever to walk the planet as its lead, but she has been much better in Alias, Criminal Minds, and a couple of others that I can't quite recall at the moment (Injustice?). Always a hot-babe fave, I always looked forward to Rachel Nichols in anything, and was always happy to cut her a break on average acting chops. After all, she's not there because she's Olivier, she's there for the exact reason we all imagine. But maybe those more-expensive shows had better directors and could coach her into a role more effectively. Here, she seems to be completely single minded with a cardboard cut-out personality that makes her anything but interesting. Too bad; she's pretty fine. Maybe I'll just watch this one with the sound off.