Tuesday, 17 August 2010

In The Deep

On the other side of the world, there's a series out of Britain that goes deep. Deep under water, that is. Under the Arctic ice, a submarine goes missing, and so another crew goes looking for them, and finds something else in the area...

There are, almost immediately, people citing similarities with The Abyss. And, yeah, I'm going to join them. But perhaps there's less going on that there seems... or perhaps there are more. There are five episodes, so there's time for a slow build up on "what's going on", with a healthy dose of background flashback expositions (which is a really easy way of taking up time). Will there be aliens? Possibly made out of water?

Big name wise, we have James Nesbitt, last seen playing two sides of himself. There's also Minnie Driver, although I've heard the name more than I've seen her acting abilities. There's also a fair range of nationalities, with an associated fair range of accents.

This could be called "The British version of The Abyss." Yeah, but that shouldn't be seen as a bad thing, nor as a complete descriptor of the show.


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