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Review of "The
airs now streaming on Netflix
I really enjoyed watching the first episode of this
series, and I may watch the rest of it later on. Seen mostly
from the young girl, Simone's (Alba August) point of view, a
Danish family has to go into an underground bunker to
survive a virus that is being transmitted to the world via
the rain. The father, Frederik (Lars Simonsen) had something
to do with the virus, and the son, Rasmus (Lucas Lynggaard
Tønnesen) is immune to the virus. He may be the key to the
It reminds me of shows like "Lost in Space,"
at least at first. Things don't go so well for the family.
The show is very exciting, for the most part, and worth
watching. It also seems a little bit like "The Mist," too,
but it's way better than that. You should watch it if you
The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a
brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans
in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety
of their bunker to find all remnants of civilisation gone.
Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set
out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned
Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life.
Set free from their collective past and societal rules,
the group has the freedom to be who they want to be. In
their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a
post-apocalyptic world there’s still love, jealousy, and
many of the coming of age dilemmas they thought they’d left
behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.
Who will you be when the rain comes?
The Rain is the first Danish original series for
Netflix, forecast 4 May 2018.
The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen,
Rita, Follow the Money), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The
Great Bear, Beyond Beyond) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte,
The New Tenants, Long Story Short) and stars Alba
August (Reliance, Jordskott and Unga Astrid),
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair, The Legacy),
Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen (Tidsrejsen, Department Q: The
Keeper of Lost Causes), Lars Simonsen (The Bridge,
Brotherhood), Iben Hjejle (Dicte, High Fidelity),
Angela Bundalovic (Dark Horse, Blood Sisters),
Sonny Lindberg (The Legacy, Anti), Jessica Dinnage
(The Guilty, The Man), Lukas Løkken (One-Two-Three
Now!) and Johannes Kuhnke (Force Majeure).
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