I've just finished watching episode 7 and I'm definitely hooked. They're not flawless, for sure, but the show's entertaining anyway. It's pacy, exciting and suspenseful and the leads are all strong. I'm really impressed by the casting--there's no-one that sits uncomfortably for me. Sarah's got a hard edge and understated watchfulness about her that is really powerful. John's emotive without being whiny or too OTT-teenagery. And Summer Glau is perfectly cast as Cameron. This is the best role I've seen her in to date. She was great in Serenity, but that film left me wanting to see more of her as an action hero--and The Sarah Connor Chronicles are really delivering. I even like the casting of the support cast so far.
Cameron's definitely the character I'm most hooked into and most fascinated by, but I find Sarah a very effective lead in terms of carrying the narrative. And I like John--especially when we get to see the glimmers of the person he will become, as well as the frustration he currently feels with being held back from that. But it's Cameron who I really enjoy the most. I love all the little touches like how rigidly she moves and how she says 'thank you for explaining'. I guess I've always had a soft spot for freaky robot chicks. *thinks of Seven of Nine*
I really didn't think this show would be any good! Can you tell I'm still recovering from the shock? I think Bionic Woman scarred me badly and I expected it to be sexist and badly written. It's actually powerfully, organically feminist, while also being entertaining action viewing. And I'm finding that the season is developing more and more. Yay!
And yes, yes, I could have listened to half my f'list and watched this a lot earlier, but you guys also like Torchwood and Supernatural! You are COMPLETELY UNRELIABLE! :p