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This review is from: Survivors - Series 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Having watched the earlier seventies incarnation, it did take a while for the new reimagined series to grow on me. I found the new characters rather one dimensional and the plot rather light, compared to the depth of characterisation and pacing of the original episodes.
I think this has been improved, particularly towards the end of the new second series. Episodes 3-5 have been quite gripping, with the tension of Tom's kangaroo court, followed by the slave mine breakout and now Sarah's harrowing death. The dynamics between the characters have suddenly become more believable. There is the ever-present threat of the virus (which has not trailed off benignly after the worldwide pandemic, but is threatening to return in mutated form. This dovetails in with the mystery of the lab and background to the disaster. The author has also wisely chosen to follow (loosely) plot threads from the Terry Nation novel concerning Abbey's search for her son. I hope it doesn't end in quite the same way, although that denouement would be typical of the dangers and confusions besetting people in such strange and terrible circumstances.
Will there be a third series - depends on the viewing figures and DVD sales...it surely has the potential.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2010 14:14:17 GMT
Ticked Off says:
Thanks for the spoilers. Do people like you never think before you write reviews? I wasn't spoiled, but perhaps others might be.
Posted on 28 Feb 2010 01:42:33 GMT
I agree about the spoilers in the review. I hope amazon will remove the review since it can spoil the enjoyment of purchasers.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2010 11:01:35 GMT
Hopefully the reviewer will edit his post to include **** SPOILERS **** at the top.
Posted on 4 Mar 2010 10:41:39 GMT
I'll fourth the calls for a spoiler warning. Readers of these reviews haven't definitely seen the series so it's unfair to ruin things for them.
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