Jul 012010

I’m really trying to like this but so far it just hasn’t grabbed me. I mean the trailer is just dead creepy cool but actually watching the show is a snooze fest.
Here’s the basic premise. A bunch of people get kidnapped and dropped into this mostly deserted town. They can’t get out. They don’t know or really trust each other. Each has some secret or something. Let the fun begin. It’s sort of like a cross between Lost and the Prisoner but without all the things that made both of those shows memorable and interesting. I’m pretty sure the TV suits were screaming for a Lost clone and just threw this together.
There just seemed to be a lot of potential but it just didn’t come together. TV and movies are collaborative media. If one piece is out of whack the project just doesn’t come together right. In this case, there’s really something missing. The best word I can think of to describe this show is hollow and lifeless.
Now we’re only three episodes into the 13 part series and the network has already moved it on the schedule and the ratings have been nothing to brag about. Magic 8 Ball says,”Future is not promising.”
To put it bluntly, I don’t care if all the questions will be answered, I just want it to be over.

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  2 Responses to “Persons Unknown”

  1. A buddy of mine said that he was watching this show, and that he and his wife really liked it. I’ll probably check it out.


  2. I still hold hope for the show. I just needs to get really good, really quick to suit me tastes.

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