I read the
premise for Between and it seemed interesting, so I watched
it on Netflix when the first episode was put up on the site.
I ws disappointed in it, but it did have a few good
points. The premise of the show is that a mysterious virus
is killing off everyone over 22, so until the cause of this
virus and eventually a cure is found, everyone in the town
of Pretty Lake is put under quarintine. The show stars
former iCarly co-star Jennette McCurdy as a pregnant teen
who also happens to be the daughter of the town's minister.
McCurdy's character, Wiley, doesn't tell anyone who the
father of her soon-to-be-born child is because she has been
ordered to do so by the lawyer of the family who is adopting
This is the only story in the show that interested me
because the identity of the father is such a mystery.
The rest of the characters and stories in the show were
rushed and don't give the viewer a chance to get to know
them before all the people over 22 start dying. Chaos starts
to happen, although even that doesn't work because it is too
orderly. Teens from the wrong side of town steal a car
from the car dealership. The owner is about to teach them a
lesson when he is stopped by a young policeman. This show
could be good if it concentrates on a few characters rather
then having such a large cast. They need to develop the
stories more, so that the viewer begins to care about why
these young people are being left without the people they
love. Then we can begin to root for someone finding a
cure to this awful virus killing the people of Pretty Lake.
New episodes of the show will be put on Netflix once a week
like a non-streaming TV show. I give this show 3 out of 5
stars because there is room for improvement. Maybe the
young adults in your life will like it, and it will become a
cult hit. There isn't much in this show for those over 22
to like. If your kids watch it, you should watch it with
them because I have a feeling it will deal with issues that
adults and teens should discuss.
NOTE: This airs on Canadian
TV. Also, the premise is somewhat similar to the "Star
Trek" episode "Miri".
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