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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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Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
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Series cast summary:
Lake Bell ...  Laura Daughtery 15 episodes, 2005-2006
Jay R. Ferguson ...  Rich Connelly 15 episodes, 2005-2006
Carter Jenkins ...  Miles Barnett 15 episodes, 2005-2006
Leighton Meester ...  Savannah Barnett 12 episodes, 2005-2006
Ian Anthony Dale ...  Davis Lee 11 episodes, 2005-2006
Lou Anne Cooper ...  Sylvia Barnett 11 episodes, 2005-2006
Ric Reitz ...  Ron Barnett 11 episodes, 2005-2006
Eddie Hassell ...  Phil Nance / ... 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Kelly Collins Lintz ...  Tracy Connelly 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Bobby Coleman ...  Jesse Daughtery / ... 7 episodes, 2005-2006
Caroline Kent Caroline Kent ...  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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22 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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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: Total creature, dude.
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Great Sci-Fi
5 December 2005 | by Nightchild7See all my reviews

Surface has the making of a potential classic on TV. It's not totally sci-fi. It's a family drama, mystery, fantasy, and horror. There are moments of humor, especially with the two teenage boys and the girl whose related to them and character development with great special effects and suspense. Lake Bell is good as the main protagonist trying to discover the mysterious creature's origins, but I think the producers should give the audience more of her. The supporting cast is good as well. The chemistry between the characters is engaging and sometimes heartfelt.

Surface is the best show that I have seen and I'm confident that it has the potential to be another sci-fi TV classic.


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