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Resort" review by Suzanne
Thursdays 8/7 on ABC
I just watched the first two episodes of "Last Resort",
which premieres this week on Thursday and also repeats on
Friday. This is a really good show. I hope everyone
else agrees! It's not really like your average TV show. It's
more like a little movie every week. Like "Hunt for Red
October". The question will be whether military people like
it or not, I guess. I would think they would because it's
all about the military. The question is, I guess, whether
they think that it's okay for a soldier to sometimes disobey
orders or not.
In this show, brilliant actor Andre Braugher plays a
submarine commander (Marcus) in a sub near Pakistan. First,
he and his crew pick up some stranded Navy SEAL men.
Then, he gets an order from a secondary channel to send a
nuclear bomb to Pakistan. He is supposed to just do it, but
it sounds suspicious to him, so he tries to call to find out
if it's real or not. Then their sub is attacked by another
sub (an American sub). They fight it off but end up going to
this little remote island. It has a station run by NATO.
Some of his sailors follow his lead, and some don't. Some
of the SEALS are on his side, and others aren't. Everyone
has secrets that come out gradually. In the meantime, a sub
does nuke Pakistan, or at least one of its cities.
There are many many characters. You have not just the
navy SEALS and the submariners, but there's also all of the
island people, and the people back home. It's a very
complex, interesting drama with lots of people. Yet, it is
never confusing at all. They do a good job of setting it up
and letting you know what's going on. The cast is
Also, there is tons of action as well as drama. You see
lots of gunfire, explosions, etc. It's not something
you can watch casually while you're typing or reading or
doing the dishes. It is very engrossing but you do have to
pay attention. Just like a movie!
Make sure you watch this great drama. You will not be
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