quote:Seitz on the Amazon Drama Pilots Bosch and Chris Carters 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 thisll 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. -- Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.
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. -- Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. Robert Orben