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Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed ... See full summary »

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 Abby Isaacs (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Louis 'Fritz' Fedowitz (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Jim Meeks (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Helen / ... (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Frank Winter (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Paul Crosley (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Liza Winter (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Charlie Isaacs (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Military Police (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 American Military (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Glen Babbit (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Callie Winter (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
Derek Blakeney ...
 Military Driver / ... (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Scientist (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
Waylon Brady
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 Thatcher (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Reed Akley (10 episodes, 2014)
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 Col. Emmett Darrow (10 episodes, 2015)
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 Jeannie (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
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Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Written by Futon Critic

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Манхэттен  »

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For the director/producer 'Thomas Schlamme', the visual pattern for the show when shooting the pilot is influenced by Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). See more »

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The show frequently has the military using Metric distances. The military during WWII were still using customary units (feet, yards, and miles). However, these were military scientists, who would have indeed used metric. See more »

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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.22 (2016) See more »

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This was a real surprise...
6 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came into the pilot episode of Manhattan expecting the usual deal of bad production budgets, lackluster acting, and an overall cheap feel. Instead, I got a beautifully shot, smartly written, excellently acted, and a very "high quality" feel to everything.

Dare I say it, but I get slight Breaking Bad vibes from the cinematography and just the overall feel of everything. For example, the use of the music at the end of the pilot episode and the opening segment of the second episode that seemed random and unrelated to the main plot at hand. That isn't to say it feels ripped off, because it's not. It actually feels fresh and exciting to watch. Compared to most other shows this summer (example, The Last Ship) this is superior in every way conceivable, unless of course you're looking for the good guys blowing up the bad guys.

The second episode was just as impressive as the first. In fact, I actually watched it twice due to there being nothing else on TV. I never do that with anything.

I sincerely hope WGN picks this up for another season. The fact that there are still under 500 votes on IMDb as of the second episode leave me a little worried about how the ratings fare.

I guess the only thing the show could be doing better is having a better title sequence (think LOST, 24, Breaking Bad, etc. Just something simple but satisfying)!


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