she loses her husband to the virus and searches for her son Peter (which she hopes survived the virus like she did)
a convict with a dangerous past that tries to reform himself in the new world after the virus. He is attracted to Anya and even is jealous.
Greg Preston- he wants to be left alone and wonders if his family escaped the virus, but he joins Abby even though
he disagrees with her on several occasions
a doctor (who wants to forget who she is) that blames herself for the people that died from the virus because she couldn’t
save them. First, she is unaware of tom’s attraction to her.
a playboy who finds himself caring for an 11 year old
an 11 year old Muslim orphan
a woman that wants to be loved and cared for
a dangerous killer who wants power in this new world after the virus
Samantha Willis- a government woman who tries to form a new nation even if it means harsh justice and siding with
a scientist that is trying to find a vaccine to the virus for PSJ
a mysterious pharmaceutical company that knows more about the virus than anyone else
SURVIVORS is a gripping series about what people will do after 90 percent of
the world is wiped out by a virus. Sometimes the series is predictable and yet
it taps into the fear of world pandemics. The
show survives on character development and has the characters drive the story. A group of survivors (lead by Abby Grant) try to set a good example for the world while
others want to take or rule by strict example. Season 1 is better than
season 2, but the cliffhanger for season 2 is a little over-the-top. It
is sad the series did get cancelled. My favorite characters are Abby and
Tom while I think Greg is a whiny bitch. Anya is also very interesting
while I want her to be with Tom despite Tom being a criminal who will kill to survive (while she thinks there is a better
way). Abby is sometimes distracted by her quest to find Peter while being
a survivor of the virus makes her valuable to PSJ and Whitaker.
I would have loved to see how the series would develop if the BBC did renew
it for a third season. The remake makes me curious to check out the original
1970s series and the Terry nation novel (which the remake is based on).
A NEW WORLD- THE MAKING OF SURVIVORS- A promotional featurette with cast and crew that goes behind-the-scenes of the
show as they discuss the series. It features scenes from season one.
Character Profiles on Abby Grant, Tom Price,
and Greg Preston- The cast and the show creator talk about the actors and
SURVIVORS FX- a look at the small CGI effects
used in the first episode
FINAL ANALYSIS: SURVIVORS is a gripping series that sometimes does fall into drama traps with its characters. It makes me curious to check out the original series.
This DVD review is (c)5-29-2010 David
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