7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
outstanding BBC series about widespread lethal virus in Britain...,
This review is from: Survivors: Complete Seasons One & Two (DVD)
I rented this out of curiosity. A pleasant surprise. The basic thread of the story is that (* spoilers ahead) a lethal virus of unknown origin has wiped out and killed most of the inhabitants of Britain; although, for some reason, a small few have an immunity to it and live. The plot chronicles how they must now live without electricity, gas, and the modern conveniences we all take for granted (like a grocery store full of food).
I like the premise of the story itself, but also the excellent writing. The characters are real, diverse, and interesting to get to know as a viewer. The screenplay dialogue is always surprising and fresh. Stangers must now interact with each other and help one another to survive, while they deal with the sudden grief they their lives are now totally changed forever in a blink of an eye.
An added plus is the great cinematopgraphy, which films many scenes outside in nature and uses a wide lens to show the vast emptiness of the landscape, and yet the landscape itself is beautifully shot.
** first rate drama, a must-see **