Reviews written by Leah WH
Brilliant and prematurely canceled!
I loved this show! I'm still upset that is was canceled. It was a true breath of fresh air. So funny, well acted, interesting, witty... I could go on, but alas... it is no more. :-(
Pretty good, for a TNT original
This show is solid. Being a TNT original, it has it's cheesy moments, but not nearly as many as Falling Skies. The overall story is very intriguing, and, while the script and acting has weak spots, it is generally well told. If it wasn't a summer series, I might not have time for it, but currently, it's one that I really look forward to. Plus, they film it on actual navy ships, which is a bonus.
Surprisingly brilliant and high quality
I expected this show to be glossy, campy, and generally bad, but I was shocked to discover the exact opposite! Yes, the cast is gorgeous, but the similarities to the cheese teen genre CW shows stops there. The story is brutal, the scripts are well written, the acting and directing is phenomenal, the set and costume design pull you right in, and, aside from a rather poorly done scene with a gorilla, the science fiction aspect is intriguing and plausible. I can't say too much without giving things away, but as the seasons progress, you start to see how much they have gone out of their way to create a unique and complex universe. But the real hooker of this show are the characters and social dynamics of the post-nuclear fallout society. They are fascinating, relatable, and oftentimes unpredictable. Bad guys don't always stay bad, and good guys don't always stay good. Rather, people make hard choices in hard situations, making no one really good or bad, depending upon your point of view. The show takes you in directions you never expect. In fact, the only thing you are sure to feel is glad to not be them, but you will be pulling for them the whole way! I'm telling you, this show is an absolute gem, and you will be hooked from episode one. So far, it just keeps getting better and better. More please!