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Surface: The Complete Series
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Created by twin brothers and television writers-producers-directors Josh and Jonas Pate (L.A. Dragnet), Surface stars rangy beauty Lake Bell as oceanographer and single mom Dr. Laura "Dee" Daughtery. While doing some research in a submersible at the bottom of the sea, Dee discovers a seemingly bottomless pit leading to astonishing depths in the Earth. But she also bumps into a sea monster that emanates electrical charges strong enough to wreak havoc with her vessel. Meanwhile, a Louisiana-based insurance salesman, Rich (Jay R. Ferguson), is traumatized when he sees his brother dragged away by a similar creature, and a 14-year-old boy, Miles (Carter Jenkins), raises one of the beasts after it hatches from an egg. Throughout all this, a scientist (Rade Sherbedgia) and a heavy-handed national security agent (Ian Anthony Dale) are trying to unlock the mystery of the species, which appears to be growing in number at the same time strange forces are affecting the oceans. Naturally, there's a story behind the story--government and corporate shenanigans and all that. That stuff gets a little tedious and, truth be told, a couple of the show's protagonists are among the most unlikable people seen in series television in a long while. But despite its premature end after a mere 15 episodes, Surface finally offers an original, unsettling, and even surreal vision of the world going through apocalyptic transformations. The final image of the final show lingers in the imagination a long time. --Tom Keogh
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That's what made this show, the characters. Rich and Laura were great - Rich in his undying faith and Laura in her pragmatism. They had great chemistry and made the show work. Miles was another great character. Even though some of his scenes with Nim didn't always look right, he made it work as best as he could.
Yes, this show had flaws. They all do. Lost wasn't perfect when it first began but ABC was willing to let it grow. I never got the feeling that NBC had faith in the show. If they had just given it a little TLC, this baby would have swam laps around other shows!
But what we are left with is still really good! I'm totally going to buy this when it comes out.
The DVD set will remain exceptional science-fiction/thriller viewing. Yet it will also have more than a hint of tragedy for the viewer in the "what might have been" of what the ongoing story could have become.
I gave this 4 stars instead of the 5 it derserves only because the network has not given us the story ending the show and the fans deserve.
Buy this DVD if you have never heard from this show because you will not regret it!
I can't believe NBC dropped this show! This shows only once more the TV companies do not have the brightest people working for them... a very bad decission to not giving this great series another season... and a big letdown for all the fans of this show.
BRING IT BACK!!!! At least one more season, please!
when i first watched i was very supprised how much was in each episode! Key events happen in each one. there are three main characters who all have a brush with the creatures, which take them further into the mystery. the acting is good, the stories are gripping and the effects are great! you'll be hooked!!!
GIVE IT A CHANCE!!!
This was honestly the first TV show in years that I looked forward to each week. The story was interesting, the characters grew on you, and unlike shows like Lost, new and interesting revelations were frequent, and the show was not bashful in showing the creatures.
It was funny, suspenseful, and had more than a few great shocks (the fishing boat scene at the end of episode 2, Rich and Laura watching the old film and finding out something very odd about one of the villains later in the series, just to mention a few).
This was the first TV show I've ever bought for DVD, because I enjoyed watching it that much. The show is given short shrift even here -- the only bonus stuff is a marginally-interesting short featurette, and deleted scenes that were deleted for a reason, as they didn't really add much.
I would love to see a continuation, whether it was a new season, a miniseries, a movie, or even a book, but I won't hold my breath. Still, this was a great series, and it deserves to be watched.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The series is unplayable because disk 1 is missing. There are two copies of episode 3Published 12 days ago by Leslie Phillips
Oh how I wish the networks wouldn't cut these shows without allowing them to do some resolution. I remembered that we eagerly watched this when it was on. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crazy Cat Lady
This is a great series. I watched it on Netflix a few years after it ended, and I really liked it. The special effects are the only real drop in quality, but understandable due to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ezekiel Dean
Product received as advertised, and fast shipping.Published 3 months ago by Dr.Roosevelt Harper PhD
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Surface, why, why, why||
nbc axed this before it had a chance. the networks ax sci fi very quickly because it's much more expensive to make.
Feb 26, 2013 by Michael Dobey | See all 4 posts
|Greatest Show I Never Saw||
I believe it was on Monday nights at 8 or 9.
Dec 14, 2009 by Mokhiber | See all 3 posts
|Giant plants from ...????||Be the first to reply|
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