Hood goes up against an FBI deputy director when a psychotic woman accuses the man of stealing her son, and the stakes go much higher when Rachel is taken hostage and Jacob is accused of complicity ...
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.
Patrick Stewart stars as science professor Ian Hood, who works for the Home Office as a consultant on special dangerous cases that involve deadly viruses, cloning experiments etc. Special Branch agent Rachel Young is his partner.
Usually NBC is the network that serves up those half-baked remakes of great foreign shows.
This time, it's CBS that take a promising concept and makes it into a mess.
First, the writing is apocalyptically awful, the show almost plays like a spoof of itself.
The first scene has a Police Officer not only touch a container marked "Bio-Hazard" that was dumped by a suspect, but opens it and then sniffs it!! And it was supposed to be serious.
The other problem this show has is Marley Shelton. She is indescribably awful. She takes he few good scenes that the script had (the ones with humor) and stomps on them with her bad, full of grimaces, acting.
Rufus Sewell looks like he's about to fall into a coma at any time and shows none of the humor he is capable of.
In short: what were they thinking?
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