The River 1 Season 2012

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Season 1
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7. The Experiment TV-14 CC

Kurt is forced to make a personal sacrifice.

Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
March 13, 2012

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The Experiment

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Season 1
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    1. Magus 6 months after Dr. Cole goes missing, his wife journeys to find him.

    TV-14 44min February 7, 2012
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    2. Marbeley Dr. Emmet Cole's spirit enters Jahel.

    TV-14 44min February 7, 2012
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    3. Los Ciegos The crew of the Magus goes blind from tree spores.

    TV-14 44min February 14, 2012
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    4. A Better Man Lincoln tries to be the moral compass of the group.

    TV-14 43min February 21, 2012
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    5. Peaches Another vessel runs the Magus crew aground.

    TV-14 42min February 28, 2012
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    6. Doctor Emmet Cole The Magus crew finds Emmet's camera bag containing tapes.

    TV-14 44min March 6, 2012
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    7. The Experiment Kurt is forced to make a personal sacrifice.

    TV-14 44min March 13, 2012
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    8. Row, Row, Row Your Boat As the Magus travels to the final destination, one of the crew is shot.

    TV-14 44min March 20, 2012

Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action, Horror
Director Kenneth Fink
Supporting actors Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, Paulina Gaitan, Scott Michael Foster, Katie Featherston, Jeff Galfer, Ned Van Zandt, Christopher McGahan, Sam Merritt, Lili Bordán, Raj K. Bose, Paul Edney
Season year 2012
Network ABC
Executive Producer Wendy Battles
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By coffee lady on March 21, 2014
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This show is fantastic: creepy and engaging adventures through the jungle. it's a great combination of adventure story and superantural.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Simpson on October 30, 2013
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Different and fun. Wish there were more. The acting is good. "There's magic out there!" Who'da known he meant it literally!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maggie on July 31, 2013
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Wish they could have tried one more season to maybe tie things up or explain more! It was just getting together by the end so more would have been nice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nancy a yannarella on March 14, 2013
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I really don't think this show was bad enough to not consider another season.
Please reconsider! 4 more words required
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Beswick VINE VOICE on February 21, 2012
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So I was expecting to love Alcatraz and dislike The River and found it was the other way around. Whereas Alcatraz has quickly turned into a police procedural, The River is more like a magic-laden, reality version of Lost.

The setup of the pilot episode was a good hook - a Steve Irwin-like TV personality goes missing after a 22-year long weekly show (there's the writers' optimism) and his surviving family venture out to the Amazon to find him after he's declared legally dead. Even within the first 20 minutes, the variety of characters and mystical elements demonstrate that the plot has many different potential directions it could go. The cast manage to find their feet quickly with these characters (which was missing in both Fringe and Alcatraz) so the audience can get to grips with the story.

Once we're in the Amazon, Bruce Greenwood heads up a pretty competent cast who face a series of horror-related encounters in their quest to find a missing member of their team. What could have been frankly ludicrous is given a certain credibility by the show-within-a-show format so it comes across as a significantly more interesting episode of Destination Truth. The character dynamic of the family is developing well too - the perfect nuclear family portrayed in the show has a number of dark secrets that are starting to unravel and I'm sure will provide the linchpin of the series.

While I've only seen two episodes so far, The River blends enough horror, suspense and mystery to rank as one of the best new TV shows this year. Seeing as Dexter has imploded, it's good to have a new series to fill the gap.
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In the primetime TV landscape, the usual program options have become increasingly formulaic, predictable and safe. With more than half of all network dramas being variations on the crime procedural, something that bucks the trend really has the potential to stand out. Even riskier is trying to adapt a horror offering within the strictures of regular TV in an era when audiences seem to clamor for more explicit and graphic thrills (see FX's delightfully loopy and crazed American Horror Story for something that really pushes the boundaries of conventional fare as it has much more freedom on cable). So I commend ABC executives for greenlighting the interesting eight-part experiment by filmmaker Oren Peli (who made a name for himself with Paranormal Activity). He shares the creator credit for this show with Michael R. Perry (he was also a writer on Paranormal Activity 2), a TV veteran who has dabbled in the horror genre before penning episodes of the underrated and short-lived "American Gothic" and Chris Carter's "X Files" follow-up "Millennium." While not always perfect, therefore, "The River" certainly has the distinction of feeling different and that's undeniably a good thing.

The idea behind "The River" is a good one. Bruce Greenwood plays a popular TV naturist who disappears while on an expedition in the Brazilian wilds. He and his crew are presumed dead. His wife (Leslie Hope) and estranged son (Joe Anderson) put together another documentary crew in an effort to find, and hopefully rescue, the missing men. Trying to piece together what happened through found footage, this new team faces increasingly strange and deadly obstacles the deeper they go. And it becomes abundantly clear that this voyage will have a body count as they seem to be pursuing a location known ominously as the Source.
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By ledgerina on June 24, 2014
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Simply watched the movie out of curiosity to see how the acting of the principal female character was (can't think of her name now) She is to star in Fifty Shades of Grey, playing Kate. This movie was not at all good, or bad, actually was not interesting.
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I am not the type of person that watches a lot of television shows (aside from WWE Wrestling and SportsCenter, I watch very little to no TV), but I decided to give this show a chance while it was on ABC. I loved it; but as always, every show that I actually like on TV ends up only lasting a season. I was excited to find out that Netflix might be carrying the second season of this show, but was disappointed when it did not materialize.

Great plot! The show's setting was unique and the style of both the writing as well as the shooting was very impressive! Good acting in this show as well. So glad that I finally found it here and I am excited to start watching it over and over again!
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