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Sundays, 10:00 PM EST on WGN America
Tracked 2,248 Times
2 Seasons, 23 Episodes
60 Minutes
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Manhattan, named for the real-world Manhattan Project of World War II, follows the brilliant scientists who gathered in remote Los Alamos, N.M., in a race to develop the bomb before the enemy, with the world's fate thought to be hanging in the balance. During World War II, the Allies are seeking a way to shorten the conflict and build on the work of a group of scientists, under the direction of Professor Oppenheimer. Incommunicado in Los Alamos, New Mexico, scientists are working tirelessly. Frank Winter, underestimated by his peers, testing new hypotheses. Life on the military base is difficult for civilians, especially as the secret services suspect everyone to be a spy for the Nazis or Soviets. With some samples of plutonium, the research finally moving forward.

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by JulipMarker

Aug 11, 2014 3:43 PM EDT

Excellent, extremely exciting, well-written and acted with flair--Manhattan is transportation back in time to the moment right before the Atom bomb. A picture of American idealism and paranoia, human error and scientific wet dreams. The teams of scientists and the flock of military MPs and support around the 1940s Los Alamos project have come back to life. Manhattan is filmed so that you can almost taste the dust--and want to back up because we all know what is coming. This show is cinematic in its scope, resonant, trying and captivating all at once.

by steelsheen

Oct 26, 2014 5:24 PM EDT

Slow developing show but once it found it's footing became quite entertaining.