The Passage (2019)
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I'm still not sure what the first season or even the next episode holds, but I'm definitely going to be watching for as long as it's on the air (hopefully that's at least more than one season).
Update: For those who have not read the books and are "dumbfounded" as to why the hardcore fans of the book are so disappointed, you should probably give them a read. This show bascially stole the book title and the general premise and then butchered it with shallow character back stories. I've now watched a few more episodes and I've grown more and more disappointed. Why not just make a new story instead of doing such a disservice to Mr. Cronin's masterpiece?
I almost quit watching less than 10 minutes in but decided to stick it out. It does get a bit better, and I'll watch the next episode or two before making a decision to keep watching or not.
But as I kept watching it the characters became more compelling and deeper, and the premise a little more complicated than I had originally thought. Now I am delighted to see it in my DVR lineup every Monday. The best thing to me about it is that they have made it just unpredictable enough to keep me watching. Really decent for network TV.
Precocious young girl needs to do something amazing and, of course, she is the only human on planet earth that can do it. (yawn)
Stock white agent that gets all protective and gooey over her. (yawn)
Strong and firm black woman being strong and firm. (yawn)
CDC portrayed as really bad news as they want to study the girl (yawn)
Agent Not-Mulder goes on the run with precocious child who, like all women/girls in movies and TV series these days, are written and portrayed as not-###oles. (yawn)
White guys, invariably, are portrayed as ####oles or dumb....or ####oles AND dumb; except for the hero who wants to do the right thing (yawn).
The series becomes a bonding between Agent Not-Mulder and precocious kid - vampires looking nothing like Christopher Lee are there but kind of incidental. (yawn)
The X-Files did all this so much better and with no agenda. (can I get a Hallelujah?)