The Last Enemy (2008)

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Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill ... See full summary »

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 Stephen Ezard (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Yasim Anwar (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Michael Ezard (5 episodes, 2008)
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 David Russell (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Eleanor Brooke (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Barbara Turney (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Patrick Nye (5 episodes, 2008)
Alex Caan ...
 Haman (5 episodes, 2008)
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 George Gibbon (4 episodes, 2008)
Alina Ioana Serban ...
 Nadir (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Bepa (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Andrew Wilcox (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Professor Lawrence Cooper (3 episodes, 2008)
Emil Hostina ...
 Vucevic (3 episodes, 2008)
Rupert Procter ...
 Lane (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Lord Cawston (3 episodes, 2008)
Inika Leigh Wright ...
 Charlotte Nye (3 episodes, 2008)
Tom Fisher ...
 Andrew Batz (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Bryan Holland (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Wafa (2 episodes, 2008)
Claudiu Istodor ...
 Hotel Porter (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Lucy Fox (2 episodes, 2008)
Nicholas Sidi ...
 Professor John Moreton (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Dark Glasses (2 episodes, 2008)
Nicola Stapleton ...
 Caroline Scott (2 episodes, 2008)
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Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill illegal immigrant. Yasim, on the rebound from her husband's death, becomes very intimate with Stephen. But after the death of Yasim's immigrant friend, she disappears with the body, leaving more questions than answers. Stephen is then hired as a consultant and promoter of a new computer system, T.I.A. (Total Information Awareness). Using his expert computer skills, he secretly tracks down Yasim, unaware that he is a pawn in a government conspiracy. Written by enzechen357

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Gripping but depressing
13 April 2012 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

This is definitely worth watching if you are a fan of George Orwell's famous novel "1984". The series takes on much of the same material and ends in an equally depressing way. So if you are not bothered by the lack of a happy end, go ahead and watch this. Aside from the frustrating story, this does include some fabulous acting, though. Benedict Cumberbatch gave an Oscar-worthy performance. He really did all he could with his - admittedly - rather badly written character, Steven Ezard. It was very hard to emphasize with Steven because he was so unpredictable and not all of the inconsistencies could be chalked up to his mental state. But BC managed to draw you onto his side, at least. The script itself has some confusing dialogue and takes a long time to explain what was actually going on. It's okay that you have to keep guessing who's on what side but the key elements of the story and the main parties should have become clearer a lot sooner. Still, the time to review the series' issue is certainly here. Public surveillance and monitoring of individual citizens is not a distant vision any more like it was for George Orwell. It is very real and present at this date. Just think about smartphones. Or credit cards, bonus club cards,... Let's not even start with CCTV! We really ARE just one small step away from the scenario in this series and that is a system to combine and cross-reference all the data gathered through the various monitoring tools. If something like that would be found you'd be just where "The Last Enemy" begins. So, the series might be founded on frightening fiction that will probably become fact really fast, but it still should have ended on a more uplifting note. I do hope our future is not THAT bleak.


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