During the 22nd Century, science and technology had advanced beyond ethical bounds, so most of mankind reversed course. Eventually, global dictatorships violated the United Nation's ...
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Best friends since kindergarten, Hannah Pick-Goslar (Hanneli) and Anne Frank grew up together in Amsterdam. In 1940, when Holland was invaded by the Nazis, Hanneli and Anne had no idea that their lives were going to change forever.
The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.
During the 22nd Century, science and technology had advanced beyond ethical bounds, so most of mankind reversed course. Eventually, global dictatorships violated the United Nation's Bioethics Treaty, secretly stockpiling arms. As a result, an oblivious America was attacked. Retaliation with augmented nuclear weaponry had unforeseen effects, affecting most survivors in the Western Hemisphere and altering the rest. Those infected became ravenous beasts, feeding off the remaining population. But pockets of humanity remain.Written by
The cast was originally Amber Masterson (as Kat), Brenden Whitney (as Blake), Cal Nguyen (as Jim), Frank Rodrigez (as Landon), Lauren Jones-Gardner (as Rosie), Natalie Snow (as Rachael), Shaun Frenza (as Cameron) and Thomas Owens (as Russell). When the rights were sold to Cal Nguyen, he was the only one to remain with the project except for Amber, who's character was recast, but she remained as head composer on the production side. See more »
**Let me state beforehand that I've now watched both seasons of this series before writing this review.**
Not knowing anything about this show, I started off watching the Season 2 premiere just out of curiosity; I had done a search on Amazon Prime video and this show came up. I liked the way it looked, and the writing seemed good, so I continued watching and wound up finishing the episode. The problem I had was that there is a season 1. I have this thing about not watching a show unless I watch it from the beginning, so I just decided to bite the bullet and purchase it.
First off, I can say that the pilot episode is the most raw filmmaking- wise in the entirety of the show. This first season maintains much of this aesthetic, but it does improve. It seems that the filmmaker or writer (or both) structured this season to be a narrow character study, where the story's universe is merely a setting rather than the subject.
Moving on to Season 2, the story picks up somewhat from where the first ended, but you immediately get the feeling that the scope of this season is much broader. The quality of both cinematography and writing are considerably improved, and this lends evidence to that fact. I found it enjoyable watching this season more because stylistically it veers into territory that only Hollywood would even attempt. Quite impressive for what seems to be a low-budget project, as far as I can tell.
If anyone can point me to another low/no budget production of similar quality, post it. Because I don't know of any other yet.
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