OUTCASTS Series Episode 3 - I’ve figured out the disconnect between my reviews of Outcasts and the comments they receive. While everyone else is likely looking at this from a general ‘is this supposed to be science fiction?’ point of view, I’m comparing it to the shows it reminds me of or that I’ve reviewed recently, namely Battlestar Galactica (season 3, naturally), The Event and other BBC fare such as Spooks and Silent Witness.
So I stick by the first two episodes being better than the BSG season 3 opening, I’m happy to accept that opening and closing a hundred storylines every episode is the done thing (á la the BBC series I mentioned above) and, let’s face it, if you’ve seen The Event, Outcasts is pure gold in comparison.
This week I’m going to try and be more objective. That said, episode 3 really is quite pants.
The entire episode revolves around a coming whiteout predicted in papers left to his wife by a scientist, Rosen, who died on the last transporter. Without these it seems the Forthaven folk wouldn’t have known of the impending whiteout, since they expected the cycle to have finished. Apparently no one looks out of their windows, since the sky has been doing a whole weird glowing thing. Besides, you’d think that with all the people constantly going out of the town, someone would have noticed somethingweird and reported it back. Like Fleur. Did she not take some sort of communication device with her? Read More....