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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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Fathom See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Miles: Total creature, dude.
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Featured in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #13.19 (2005) See more »

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Started too big, ended too soon, got buried by suits
10 August 2006 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

This is one of the better sci-fi series. It involves character development, a few really tensionate moments and reasonable episode scripts. As one other commentator said here, it looked as if it were a mini series, not a full blown series with filler episodes and low budgets.

The problem with the show, which in short is a Godzilla series, is that it started too big, with incredible monsters, fantastic science, then it all boiled down to local Americans doing stuff. Then, the show ended too soon, since the Olympics were coming and hey! a sci-fi show is a sci-fi show, but half naked athletic people running around aimlessly is much more important. So they only did 15 episodes instead of the expected 22. The audience was small, too, as people didn't really caught it on at 20:00. In the end the suits did it. Trust a marketing plan to destroy anything that looks remotely original and promising.

Conclusion: you have a show with good special effects, stuff like huge monsters killing people or destroying boats, then going into genetic engineering, transforming people, human clones, end of the world, tsunamis. Also, the only fillers are scenes with aggressive rednecks or other annoying people being killed for their stupidity. The down-side is that after 15 episodes that prepare something huge, the show ends. No real ending, no closure, just a bitter taste of cloth in one's mouth, as if you just swallowed a piece of suit.


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