A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.

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 Laura Daughtery (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Rich Connelly (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Miles Barnett (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Savannah Barnett (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Davis Lee (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Sylvia Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Ron Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Phil Nance / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Tracy Connelly (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Jesse Daughtery / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Emily Connelly (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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What do naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in Wilmington, N.C., the oceanographic institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico all have in common? They're all about to be the first to meet a new form of sea life -- it's beautiful, the kids may even want to play with it, and it likes to make the water warm. But what they don't know yet is that they are on the verge of a world disaster. "Surface" is a series full of continuously evolving twists that deliver across several long-term arcs. Written by Anonymous

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The character of Richard Connelly is based partially on Roy Neary, the main character of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) played by Richard Dreyfuss. See more »

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Miles: There's something in the water.
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Premiere episode not bad
20 September 2005 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

The first episode was much better than the over-hyped Threshold. I wasn't expecting much, so maybe I was pleasantly surprised? I liked the different stories, particularly the cute marine biologist in the deep sea submersible. Where did Lake Bell suddenly materialize from? I'm surprised we haven't seen her in something before this. There was a certain low-key approach to the whole thing that might carry this show a long way. They're not trying to call attention to themselves and position the show as "must-see TV" (yet). The sinister government conspiracy was more believable and better contained than that in the similar Threshold. I liked Rade Serbedzija (sp?) as the lead scientist. If this show continues to develop in a similar vein to the premiere episode, I'll keep watching, though it might get a bit tiresome to keep the creatures in the shadows. Give Surface a chance!


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