OUTCASTS Series 1 Episode 8 - And so Outcasts ends with no resolution in sight. The official twitter account announced that there will be no series 2, so let’s look back on what we got out of series 1.
Well, not a lot actually. Outcasts seemed to suffer from American-envy, trying to create something that would (perhaps rightly) play well in America and doing such a terrifically bad job of it that it all folded like a house of cards. There were too many plot points, too many characters with too little personality. There was the mix of arc storyline and episode storyline that was more suited to twenty episodes than to eight.
The virus storyline was perhaps the most interesting storyline of the series and it was shoved into the last two episodes like an afterthought. Why create a virus that targeted individuals (and needed to be connected to the main Lifeform intelligence, apparently) when the Lifeform wanted everyone dead? Why take so long to kill them when, being so advanced, the Lifeform could surely have found a quicker way to eradicate everyone? Why did it favour the ACs? What was the Lifeform? We will never know. Read more...