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Millennium is a grim, suspenseful American television series, produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), and set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. The series was produced in Vancouver, Canada and aired from 1996 to 1999 on the Fox Network.
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Jun 10, 2016 10:49PM EDT
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Lance Henriksen was outstanding in his role as a man deeply conflicted about the nature of his gift to help the police dept whilst trying to have a normal family life. One of the things he always did was button his heavy leather coat all the way to the top of his neck then turn up the collar, almost - or exactly - a representation of the emotional shield he had to put up in order to visit such horror.

Lance Henriksen was outstanding in his role as a man deeply conflicted about the nature of his gift to help the police dept whilst trying to have a normal family life. One of the things he always did was button his heavy leather coat all the way to the top of his neck then turn up the collar, almost - or exactly - a representation of the emotional shield he had to put up in order to visit such horror.

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Nov 5, 2014 5:58PM EST
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this show is awesome.it's from the creator of The X-files,it's very different though.it's also a supernatural crime drama,but the style is different.it's very dark,grim,chasing and battling deamons and hell-ish creatures.it's very intense,but it also has episodes where you can laugh your ass off.it's really good show if you want you can check out how people haunted deamons in the 90's. :)

this show is awesome.it's from the creator of The X-files,it's very different though.it's also a supernatural crime drama,but the style is different.it's very dark,grim,chasing and battling deamons and hell-ish creatures.it's very intense,but it also has episodes where you can laugh your ass off.it's really good show if you want you can check out how people haunted deamons in the 90's. :)

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May 27, 2016 4:16AM EDT
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Definitely a "film noir" if a series can be called a film. Dark, brooding colors and scenery pervade this series set in what we perceive as a dark, misty, rainy, cold, unforgiving, city - Seattle ... and stars Lance Henriksen as Frank Black (even his name conjures up darkness), a brooding, moody, unreadable detective/consultant (retired FBI agent previously tasked to track the most heinous killers, serial killers).

Very few bright spots and all include Megan Gallagher (Frank's wife Catherine) and Brittany Tiplady (his daughter, Jordan) and his clean, open, airy, home, his refuge, which is painted a bright, cheerful yellow.

If you are looking for a "light at the end of the tunnel" series like Chris Carter's epic drama The X-Files, move on. You won't find it here. In fact, this is the antithesis of The X-Files as our lead character holds out no hope for a better future going into the new Millennium. He believes we will have more and worse killers and that our only hope is groups like his secret "society" the Millennium. I think people's expectations of something similar to The X-Files was the reason Millennium received such critical reviews and failed after only three seasons, despite being absolutely BRILLIANTLY written and acted. One of the best series of the decade BUT because of the comparison I don't think it received the credit it deserved.

Starring one of the most under-rated actors of our time - Henriksen, at 76 is still acting and has 132 movie credits, 35 TV series and 14 video games not to mention his dark sy fy graphic novels. Despite the exceedingly popular paranormal element and Frank's clairvoyant ability to see the often deeply disturbing, graphically portrayed stories that audiences demanded (serial rape, murder, and occasionally incest and child molestation) always slipping in Frank's paranormal element each episode had some relation to the "end of time" thus allowing an explanation a dark other worldly explanation of why we were so beset with bad things occurring.

The problem with this series was we never saw a single comedic or even "light" break. There was no Mulder / Scully banter. There were no episodes that gave us a break from the horror that human beings can and do inflict on one another. I don't even know if that would have been possible within the range of what the show was depicting unless it would have been the occasional episode focusing on Frank, Catherine and Jordan.

Nevertheless, this was a brilliant series with stellar acting by a true veteran and if you can forget The X Files and try not to make unwarranted comparisons, I think you will truly enjoy this series. There good and bad episodes - some are even 2 and 3 out of 5 - others are 6 and 7 out of 5 - that is to be expected in any series. Because I find very very very few perfect series (NCIS and NCIS NO being 2 LOL flawed I know but still MY opinion) I am giving Millennium a 4.5 out of 5.

Definitely a "film noir" if a series can be called a film. Dark, brooding colors and scenery pervade this series set in what we perceive as a dark, misty, rainy, cold, unforgiving, city - Seattle ... and stars Lance Henriksen as Frank Black (even his name conjures up darkness), a brooding, moody, unreadable detective/consultant (retired FBI agent previously tasked to track the most heinous killers, serial killers).

Very few bright spots and all include Megan Gallagher (Frank's wife Catherine) and Brittany Tiplady (his daughter, Jordan) and his clean, open, airy, home, his refuge, which is painted a bright, cheerful yellow.

If you are looking for a "light at the end of the tunnel" series like Chris Carter's epic drama The X-Files, move on. You won't find it here. In fact, this is the antithesis of The X-Files as our lead character holds out no hope for a better future going into the new Millennium. He believes we will have more and worse killers and that our only hope is groups like his secret "society" the Millennium. I think people's expectations of something similar to The X-Files was the reason Millennium received such critical reviews and failed after only three seasons, despite being absolutely BRILLIANTLY written and acted. One of the best series of the decade BUT because of the comparison I don't think it received the credit it deserved.

Starring one of the most under-rated actors of our time - Henriksen, at 76 is still acting and has 132 movie credits, 35 TV series and 14 video games not to mention his dark sy fy graphic novels. Despite the exceedingly popular paranormal element and Frank's clairvoyant ability to see the often deeply disturbing, graphically portrayed stories that audiences demanded (serial rape, murder, and occasionally incest and child molestation) always slipping in Frank's paranormal element each episode had some relation to the "end of time" thus allowing an explanation a dark other worldly explanation of why we were so beset with bad things occurring.

The problem with this series was we never saw a single comedic or even "light" break. There was no Mulder / Scully banter. There were no episodes that gave us a break from the horror that human beings can and do inflict on one another. I don't even know if that would have been possible within the range of what the show was depicting unless it would have been the occasional episode focusing on Frank, Catherine and Jordan.

Nevertheless, this was a brilliant series with stellar acting by a true veteran and if you can forget The X Files and try not to make unwarranted comparisons, I think you will truly enjoy this series. There good and bad episodes - some are even 2 and 3 out of 5 - others are 6 and 7 out of 5 - that is to be expected in any series. Because I find very very very few perfect series (NCIS and NCIS NO being 2 LOL flawed I know but still MY opinion) I am giving Millennium a 4.5 out of 5.

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Dec 19, 2015 2:08AM EST
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Interesting show but it was sometimes a head scratcher with its choices and outre subject matter.

Interesting show but it was sometimes a head scratcher with its choices and outre subject matter.

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Nov 8, 2015 4:12AM EST
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pretty good show

pretty good show

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Sep 8, 2015 5:21AM EDT
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would have liked to see more

would have liked to see more