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At the Eleventh Hour,
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This review is from: The Eleventh Hour (6 Discs) (DVD)I first saw this series when it came out in 2008. The series' humanness and storylines made me want to see the original miniseries it was based on.
While there are some similar stories (Resurrection, Containment), the treatments are very different and both the screenwriting and chemistry in Jerry Bruckheimer's adaptation are far superior. It appeals to both the nerds who geek after the science and the jocks who are looking for a bit of action, and there's always the story.
That one could make today's science both interesting and suspenseful in a limited format with only two lead characters, pre-Fringe which is really far out there and beyond real, made me wish that there were more seasons than just the single one.
Rufus Sewell and Marley Shelton have more than enough chemistry in their working relationship to have made this take off to reaches unknown. Special Agent Rachel Young has her hands full handling Dr. Jacob Hood as the Special Science Advisor to the FBI, a bio-physicist who tackles the strange and unexplained. There is more drama than sci-fi here which makes this a hard fit into today's TV which probably led to its demise; very different from the X-files and definitely not Fringe.