One of the best shows ever to have been made. One of the best action shows. The story is incredible. The pace is amazing. It's intelligent. The plot twists are great. The acting is fantastic. Such a brilliant show ! I remember I couldn't stop watching it even during my exams. Just one episode after another. It was an addiction !
"Feels like a season-long prologue" to quote a review I read somewhere. This describes the show perfectly.
Started off at a pretty slow place. Giving almost nothing away, piling up question after question. Got interesting after a few episodes and towards the end I was pretty hooked.
But this is one of those frustrating shows which almost annoys you at the fact that it keeps bringing up questions and doesn't quite answer them. Instead of giving you the feeling that you are making progress through the story, it feels as if it's dangling a candy in front of you and you can't ever quite reach and grab it.
And if that wasn't frustrating enough, it ends at a vague point and then gets cancelled for a second season !
If I read correctly, there was a choice between renewing this and Fringe and I guess Fringe has more of a viewership, so it probably makes more sense why it was cancelled.
The acting wasn't stellar but it was decent. Although I didn't fancy Sam Neill as Emerson Hauser. His behavior and personality were confusing. It was like he was trying hard to be a bad guy who was good, while portraying neither effectively. A lot of it was just unneccessary.
But overall the story was interesting. They could've done a much better job with it though.