Seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe, where class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.
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Series cast summary:
Daveed Diggs ...  Andre Layton 21 episodes, 2020-2021
Iddo Goldberg ...  Bennett Knox 21 episodes, 2020-2021
Mickey Sumner ...  Bess Till 20 episodes, 2020-2021
Alison Wright ...  Ruth Wardell 20 episodes, 2020-2021
Lena Hall ...  Miss Audrey 19 episodes, 2020-2021
Sheila Vand ...  Zarah Ferami 18 episodes, 2020-2021
Annalise Basso ...  LJ Folger 18 episodes, 2020-2021
Jennifer Connelly ...  Melanie Cavill 16 episodes, 2020-2021
Miranda Edwards ...  Lights 16 episodes, 2020-2021
Mike O'Malley ...  Sam Roche 15 episodes, 2020-2021
Roberto Urbina ...  Javier de La Torre 15 episodes, 2020-2021
Katie McGuinness ...  Josie Wellstead 15 episodes, 2020-2021
Karin Konoval ...  Dr. Pelton 15 episodes, 2020-2021
Sam Otto ...  John Osweiller 14 episodes, 2020-2021
Aaron Glenane ...  The Last Australian 14 episodes, 2020-2021
Emma Oliver ...  Winnie 13 episodes, 2020-2021
Rowan Blanchard ...  Alexandra Cavill 12 episodes, 2020-2021
Sean Bean ...  Joseph Wilford 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Kwasi Thomas ...  Z-Wreck 12 episodes, 2020-2021
Steven Ogg ...  Pike 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Renee Victor ...  Mama Grandé 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Kurt Ostlund ...  Strong Boy 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Brent Stait ...  Jakes Carter / ... 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Susan Park ...  Jinju Seong 10 episodes, 2020
RJ Fetherstonhaugh ...  Jackboot Clifford 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Ian Collins ...  Tristan 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Manoj Sood ...  Rajiv Sharma 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Fiona Vroom ...  Ms. Gillies / ... 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Andrea Ware ...  Jackboot Tyson / ... 10 episodes, 2020-2021
Jaylin Fletcher ...  Miles 9 episodes, 2020-2021
Timothy V. Murphy ...  Commander Grey 9 episodes, 2020-2021
Aleks Paunovic ...  Breachman Boscovic 9 episodes, 2020-2021
Chelsea Harris ...  Sykes 9 episodes, 2021
Michel Issa Rubio ...  Santiago 9 episodes, 2020
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation. Written by TNTDrama

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The train consists of 1001 cars with a total length of 10 miles (16 km). Assuming the majority of the cars are the same length (as indicated by the exterior shots of the train), most cars are around 15 metres long, which seems very short compared the standard length of around 25 metres in the US (as of 2020). However the 10 miles might just be an estimate by the tail passengers, and in the real world the general rule is that the faster the train, the shorter the cars. See more »

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Railroad tracks require regular maintenance. There is nobody repairing the rails since humanity has frozen to death in the series. The train would pretty quickly derail on faulty tracks, no matter how technologically advanced the train is. See more »

Connections

Remake of Snowpiercer (2013) See more »

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Above average in a sea of Netflix fodder
3 April 2021 | by SomeDooodSee all my reviews

Good, with some unconvincing moments.

The Good:

  • Most of the supporting actors are fantastic and outshine the lead.


  • Interesting and believable characters, with only a couple of weaker links.


  • The Music.


  • Generally a good plot.


  • There is more humour in the show than the fans in these reviews are appreciating.


  • When things hit the fan, oftentimes this is genuinely dramatic and well-executed.


  • I like the opening monologues. Each person has their minute in the spotlight.


The Bad:
  • Rarely any real permanence to big plot developments. Alliances are made, broken, remade, and it seems that lots of possible alliegances are explored for dramatic effect, but at the expense of meaningful canon.


  • The lead actor is a weak link. The big gestures of the musical stage don't transfer to the close ups of the screen, and the calmer scenes are really wooden (despite a fantastic rallying speech in one episode).


  • The runner that manages to find a chicken within 10 minutes despite the train being 10 miles long (but hey it's sci-fi, they probably used the teleporter?).


  • I know the location is restricted but the lack of variation in train carriages is too claustrophobic. Some carriages seem a lot taller than they should be, with high ceilings...
  • Some characters have seemingly been cut from season 2 without any explanation.


'But is it as good as the movie!?!':
  • They are seperate things and this is a good show in its own right. People should stop comparing everything and appreciate what this is.


Overall: Above average, worth a shot if you're interested.


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