Back in 1998, I didn’t watch much television. Other than sporting events (mostly Friday Night Boxing, NFL, and pay-per-view English and MLS soccer), the only show I watched regularly was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So I was unaware of the show 7 Days when it first aired. In fact, I remained unaware of it until a couple days ago when I ran across it on the interwebs. I have a soft spot for time travel stories, so I grabbed the first season to take a look.
I’ve now watched half the first season and I have to say, it is godawful. The opening credits look like something from the '70s and sadly the writing feels that way too. The characters are cardboard cutouts who each have one or two “quirks” to let the audience know what they are; the dialog is pedestrian when it isn’t laughable; and the plotting is predictable and uninteresting. There is no season- or series-long story arc.
So. As the title asks, does it get any better? I know it’s possible. Supernatural’s first season was monster-of-the-week crap for a season and a half but was watchable after that. Season 1 of Angel was plodding but was near-brilliant at times for the rest of it’s run. This show ran for three seasons, so somebody must have been watching it. Is it worth slogging through the rest of Season 1 just to get to the second and/or third season, or should I just ditch it and hope for a second season of Continuum?