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The Purge 

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Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a night where all crime is legal for 12 hours.

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James DeMonaco
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Penelope takes charge; Miguel and Pete grapple with an unexpected enemy.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Series cast summary:
Gabriel Chavarria ...  Miguel Guerrero 10 episodes, 2018
Hannah Emily Anderson ...  Jenna Betancourt 10 episodes, 2018
Jessica Garza ...  Penelope Guerrero 10 episodes, 2018
Colin Woodell ...  Rick Betancourt 10 episodes, 2018
Lee Tergesen ...  Joe Owens 10 episodes, 2018
Amanda Warren ...  Jane Barbour 9 episodes, 2018
Lili Simmons ...  Lila Stanton 8 episodes, 2018
Reed Diamond ...  Albert Stanton 6 episodes, 2018
Dominic Fumusa ...  Pete the Cop 6 episodes, 2018
William Baldwin ...  David Ryker 5 episodes, 2018
Christopher Berry ...  Rex 5 episodes, 2018
Fiona Dourif ...  Good Leader Tavis 5 episodes, 2018
Paulina Gálvez ...  Catalina 5 episodes, 2018
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The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. Written by ahmetkozan

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Will You Hide or Will You Seek?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Betancourts are named after co-executive producer Mick Betancourt. See more »

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Follows The Purge: Election Year (2016) See more »

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Gave it plenty of time.....

But just couldn't continue. I watched the first 4 episodes, hoping against hope that it would get better. It didn't. It was halfway through the 5th episode where I finally shut it off and cancelled the remaining recordings. The "protagonists" (I use that term loosely, as there really isn't a single likable character) make some of the dumbest, over-the-top decisions imaginable, the acting is terrible, writing is sloppy, and the plot is basically multiple different stories that try to make us care about the characters, but fails at every chance.

I gave it plenty of chances to show me different, and it kept letting me down. Too bad, too. It's a concept that, if done correctly, would have made for a good limited-run series.


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