TV So, I started watching that Continuum show recently (way behind, as per usual). Nice little sci-fi series, I should say! Only problem is, that it's got this really odd image processing going on in most shots. About 80% of the time, the bottom 5th of the screen just gradually fades into a blur. At complete random! What's with that?

Nope, there's no need to get your eyes checked. This is what Continuum looks like for the most part.
I can totally understand why they would shift focus between objects close by and faraway, for instance in a dialogue between two people at far distance. But here it's used where it makes no sense at all. It's like the production team's just been toying around with filters, like some 13 year old kid that just started using instagram. Adds nothing to the viewing experience, apart from being a nuisance.

Just look at the pic right below*. Here they've taken it to the extreme. Is this really someone's idea of a natural depth of field? Not quite how a lens work, now is it? What the heck have they been smoking?!

Continuum - a sci-fi show sporting some rather peculiar special defects...

And it's like this throughout the whole show, more or less! Have no idea why! And judging by other other comments I've read online, the abnormal use of blur FX doesn't seem to ever come to an end, two whole seasons in, with its third run starting this March (as of 2014).

If you know what the deal is - let me know, in the comments below!

(* Not my pic. As it would appear, I wasn't the only one annoyed by this special defect.)  - Make Money From Your Exit Traffic!