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Snakeoil
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Chris Carter's [X Files, Harsh Realm] The After on Amazon Prime

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te9Mu2f75oY


»www.vulture.com/2014/02/seitz-am···sch.html
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Seitz on the Amazon Drama Pilots Bosch and Chris Carter’s The After

The After
The setup: In this new fantasy drama from The X-Files’ creator Chris Carter, a group of Los Angelenos are trapped in a luxury hotel after a mysterious cataclysm, then escape to discover that civilization has apparently collapsed and some uncanny evil is afoot in the land. Plus, they all seem to have lost a whole day and none of them can remember where it went. Coincidences abound, and none of them seem like coincidences. You could say Carter is taking a page from Lost if Lost weren't so heavily indebted to the specific brand of popcorn-exciting mystery-horror that Carter perfected on The X-Files. Carter's got a long track record of holding our interest whether his work is brilliant, okay, or terrible; no reason to think this’ll be a departure.
The cast: Louise Monot, Sharon Lawrence, Andrew Howard, Adrian Pasdar, Jaina Lee Ortiz
How is it? Moderately engaging for the first 20 minutes, as it introduces its disaster-movie-style band of racially, ethnically, and financially diverse characters; increasingly suspenseful for the next 40, as the world devolves into Hobbesian chaos; and for the last 10 minutes, scary as a mofo.

Hopefully Amazon greenlights this into a series, or a network picks it up.
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ZZZZZZZ
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It was corny as hell and been done too many times.............the ending was just too weird.
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Boricua
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Sacramuerto
reply to Snakeoil
Sounds interesting. I loved the X-Files until the last two (or is three) seasons. The show wasn't the same when Dokovny (sp?) left and Anderson was put in the back burner.
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dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to Snakeoil
I wish they would give Harsh Realm another go


Rook008
Miles To Go
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Far Rockaway, NY
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reply to Snakeoil
It was pretty corny, yes, but I really liked it.
The setup was pretty good (world gone crazy for unknown reasons, the birthdays) and the ending was a surprise. I didn't see it coming at all.

They could tone down the cursing a bit though.
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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken