A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
I saw the pilot for this amazing TV show in 2008, it was incredible. John J Steemson is a Sci-fi God in the making! OK, maybe I'm going a bit too far. However, 'Neglected' is an intelligent sci-fi that is so realistic it is untrue. The effects were amazing but not over-engineered; the dialogue is naturalistic and very believable.
Neglected only uses four actors and there are only four characters in the whole episode, which was a risky move but it completely changes the dynamic of the show and it pays off; big time! The characters are engaging and innovative and the actors all turn in fantastic performances. It's like nothing I have ever seen before. It is a sci-fi that focuses on the characters rather than the effects and that is not an avoidance either. The effects are amazing when they use them so no problem there.
John J Steemson is a brilliant sci-fi director and he proves it in Neglected and I can't wait for his new sci-fi feature film 'Mortifera', which was made last year and comes out on DVD Limited Release in June.
I can't believe Neglected didn't get a series. A real shame! Its critics claimed it was slow paced but I think this was its strength. A sci-fi TV show for people who liked to see good acting and a good script. Perfect!
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