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tried to like but so many holes in the script its annoying (Warning possible spoilers on one individual scene)
on 2 August 2017
OK where do I start? I loved the idea but is it bad acting or a terrible script that at times lets this down badly. I think its the script because I think the acting especially from Miles, Sebastian and Tom (the main baddies/goodies who keep changing sides but are really against the patriots as well) and Charlie is ace. Rachel however, I cannot stand how she has an endless smirk like almost smile no matter what the situation is. She has the same indifferent smirk when you'd think in reality she would be happier, shocked, sad, upset....and the script is making her out to be always right when she clearly isn't. SPOILER! = ie when she whined and did her condescending i'm right holier than though smirk and said to let the brainwashed lad go, then the same lad was the one that was going to kill the president of texas and got the very nice Jason killed. Why didn't anyone remind her she did that, why is it ok for her to kill but when someone else decides the plan involves killing then they aren't being "nice"!! So really - and the Austin trip shows no sensible tactics when they are supposed to be army like and clever - why do they split up when it obviously would be better to be in pairs to protect each other and why have Jason go off on his own when they know there would be patriots in the crowd who may know him and knowing Jason was brainwashed and could be "activated" and what use is it having him go off on his own to find possible youth recruits from Willoughby when he isn't from the town Willoughby so how would he be able to recognise anyone, it just doesn't make any sense at all and when Charlie saw him suspiciously go off, why didn't she go get the others and restrain him rather than kill him, and why didn't she just shoot him where he wouldn't get killed as she had done to so many before.
It seems the main characters escape the most ridiculous deaths but everyone else is expendable. no spoiler here as no point naming individual occasions because there are too many times that the many few character escape slashes bullets and not eating in a hole for days....
I tried really really hard to like this but not enough was made of how the techno could help the goodies overcome the baddies and yes re other reviews here I agree how come there's a limitless supply of bullets and just the odd bit of blood or dirt and they seem to be able to go on as if they are getting 3 meals a day, lotsa sleep and drink, doesn't add up.
Anyway noticed series 1 not on prime anymore so gotta watch the last 2 episodes of series 2 before it gets removed, ploughing through to the end in case it has a sensible end, and please someone remind Rachel that when they do what she says innocent people get killed and could the script get her to show emotion that isn't a self sanctimonious smirk- please - just once!! I'm hoping the nanites will bring back Jason and others so gotta watch now!!!