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Surface (2005–2006)

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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Laura Daughtery (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Rich Connelly (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Miles Barnett (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Savannah Barnett (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Davis Lee (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Sylvia Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Ron Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Phil Nance / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Tracy Connelly (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Jesse Daughtery / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Caroline Kent ...
 Emily Connelly (7 episodes, 2005-2006)


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 fate of the world is in their hands. They just don't know it. See more »


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Release Date:

19 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fathom  »

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Dr. Daughtery's (Lake Bell's) home- though said to be in California- can be seen on the ICWW between Masonboro Island and Wilmington, on the west bank. See more »


[from trailer]
Laura Daughtery: [while in submarine] Something's coming up.
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Don't watch this unless you want to become an addict!
18 February 2006 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I set my TV to record this show every week because I can't stand to miss an episode.

My husband and I are hopelessly addicted (and we take pride in the fact that there aren't many TV shows we like to watch).

My son, who is away at college, came home on a short break. I told him the main storyline, and let him watch the third from the last episode of the season. He made me promise to record the next two so that when he came home on his next break, he could watch the season finale. Needless to say, he is now an addict.

The choice of actors, how they mix, their acting ability, along with the storyline makes this series absolutely riveting! I feel like I know these people and I can't wait to find out what happens to them next.

I even love that computer animated little Nimrod. (Okay, he does remind me of our two 5 foot long iguanas, even though they are a lot friendlier than little Nim!)

I truly hope we do not have to wait a long time for next season to start. And I love that part of this show is filmed in Wilmington, NC. Isn't it beautiful!? (We live only two hours away and we love those beaches!)

I also hope that the writers don't change for next season. So many times, I'll like a show, and then the writers change, and I find I no longer have any reason to watch it.

Anyway.. This show is a 9.5! Great job!!!

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