Returning: Between (Netflix)

By | June 30, 2016

between-netflix-cancelledPremiere: June 30th (Season 2)
Network: Netflix
Starring: Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Ryan Allen, Justin Kelly
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Description: An unknown virus breaks out in the small town of Pretty Lake, killing off everybody over the age of 22.  The government cordons off the area and all communications are lost with the outside as the remaining people, age 21 and below, try to survive in a lawless environment while awaiting on help that never seems to come.

Comments: This joint venture with Netflix and the Canadian City channel slipped in under the radar last year, but it’s worth checking out for those who like virus outbreak stories.  And while I wouldn’t call it a great show it still managed to exceed expectations.  When I first learned about it, I thought it would deliver teen angst drama in an apocalyptic setting (especially with iCarly alum Jennette McCurdy in the cast)  But instead it went more the route of Lord of the Flies meets government conspiracy.  And it took an unexpectedly grim turn in the final episode of its six part first season.  The first season is definitely worth checking out for those who missed it, and the second season kicks off on Netflix today.


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