47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
dated but still good,
This review is from: Survivors: The Complete Series 1 [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
I like the whole apocolyptic scenario as a basis for films, so this one appealed to me. It follows a group of people who are immune to a killer virus that has decimated the population, and their attempts to re-start civilisation on a small scale with a self-sufficient commune.
watching the first episode, you feel as if you have missed something, as the story starts after the virus has already started to wipe out the population and civilisation is already starting to crumble with the non-running trains, but for all that the opening titles explain things well enough.
You get the impression that by the end of the series the writers were getting short of ideas for a storyline as the pace gets a little slow, also I was expecting more of a plot development around the "new British government" group.
As a child of the 70's, I did enjoy seeing all the old cars used though...Jensen interceptor, various commer vans, Bedford TK truck..
It's good viewing, similar scenario to Steven King's "the stand" but without so much of the hocus-pocus good and evil stuff.
apologies for my writing style, but I am a Truck driver not somebody pretending to be a professional film critic as some of these reviewers seem to be.