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Series cast summary:
Christine Chatelain ...  Riese 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Patrick Gilmore ...  Trennan 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Amanda Tapping ...  Narrator 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Sharon Taylor ...  Amara 9 episodes, 2009-2010
Ben Cotton ...  Herrick 7 episodes, 2009-2010
Richard Harmon ...  Prototype 7 episodes, 2009-2010
Alessandro Juliani ...  Garin 7 episodes, 2009-2010
Ryan Grantham ...  Young Arkin 6 episodes, 2009-2010
Allison Mack ...  Marlise 6 episodes, 2009-2010
Ryan Robbins ...  Rand 6 episodes, 2009-2010
Gina Chiarelli ...  Cacilia 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Andrew Moxham ...  Teacher 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Travis Turner ...  Wild Child 5 episodes, 2009-2010
Emilie Ullerup ...  Aliza 5 episodes, 2009-2010
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Riese, a seemingly random wanderer, is being hunted by a terrifying religious cult, The Sect. Traveling from nation to nation for years, she is accompanied only by a wolf, Fenrir. Together they must evade the assassins sent by the Sect - who'll stop at nothing to complete the task they failed to achieve many years ago. Her past is shrouded in mystery, as even Riese can't recall the events of the tragic night when her entire family was slaughtered and she was forced to flee into the wilderness. On her journey, she'll piece together her past, and her destiny, in a conflict that will hold the fate of the world in the balance - and the once peaceful kingdom of Eleysia will be the battlefield. "Riese", a unique and original steam-punk -inspired production includes Christine Chatelain ( SyFy's Sanctuary , Supernatural, The Collector, The L-Word ). Ben Cotton (Harper's Island, Stargate: Atlantis, Stan Helsing), Sharon Taylor (Stargate: Atlantis, Alice and Huck) and Patrick Gilmore (Stargate:... Written by Anonymous

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Decent fantasy with unmotivated steampunk attributes
4 December 2011 | by FlorisVSee all my reviews

Princess Riese, sole survivor of a coup d'etat, has to regain the throne that was stolen from her by the current Empress. Meanwhile, there is a religious cult, the Sect, with an agenda of their own, and a small resistance group hoping to find Riese.

A good setup for a story and an enjoyable watch, though very short and unfortunately not bringing much of a conclusion.

Like others mentioned, there is no thought behind why things look steampunk. Why the goggles? Why the masks and why do Sect people wear machinery, what does it do? If this was explained more, the show would get an 8.

As low as the budget was, the show manages to look decent and the backgrounds of the empress's castle look particularly grand in some brief shots. The actors are good and do what they can with the sometimes stereotypical characters.

I would watch a second season to see things unfold. Shows like this would be much better with some more budget, longer runtimes and some good HBO-caliber writers, so they wouldn't have to waste their talents at soft porn garbage like Game Of Thrones.


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