"The Crossing" is a 2018 television series which is currently airing on Monday evenings on the ABC network, and that is also available for streaming via Amazon Video. After having viewed the first three episodes of "The Crossing" over the past several weeks, I now have a good sense of the show, and am able to provide fellow customers with a review. "The Crossing" very cleverly combines elements of mystery, suspense, subtle science fiction, and family drama. Without divulging specific plot details, I can delineate several overarching themes that combine to make "The Crossing" a very gripping and entertaining series. The first theme, which emerges in the opening scenes, centers on the complicated issue of the processing and housing of refugees. Of course, national security concerns require a thorough and accurate vetting of the refugees, but it is also important to preserve their dignity and humanity as much as possible. Another theme relates to the science fiction component of "The Crossing" with respect to the extremely complicated subject of genetic engineering. The ethical and societal ramifications of creating a genetically-engineered "super-race" with "super-human" cognitive and physical abilities, are absolutely chilling. In addition, there is the consideration of the devastating effects resulting from the formulation of a genetically-engineered "super-virus," that is incurable and deadly, and that has the potential to destroy the human race. Yet another theme relates to the counterproductive mistrust and lack of communication and collaboration that sometimes exist between parallel government agencies, and which significantly compromise their effectiveness. After having watched the first three episodes of "The Crossing" several times, I find this program to be very intelligent, intriguing, and imaginative. "The Crossing" is a decidedly engaging and entertaining television series, which merits a five-star rating, along with an enthusiastic recommendation.
Great show! The storyline is getting better and better and do like where the story is going. I am still trying to figure out who the good guys and bad buys are which I like because I don’t like being able to figure out storylines. This is not predictable. Turn down the commercials and turn up the show. I am constantly using the remote to listen.
The show is interesting but stalling out a little. In between scenes going from one to another perhaps at a comercial the music/sound is excruciatingly loud. Why is that? With headphones its deafining. I'd give it a 4 but that wrecks it for me...
I really enjoyed it (watched it on Hulu) and was disappointed that I couldn't watch another episode until the next week. I'm going to wait til the end so we can binge it. I hope it doesn't get cancelled mid-season as network shows tend to do.