By the way the featured image above looks, it reminds me of the posters for ‘The Thing‘ back in the 1980s. Could that be a hint to what we should expect?
AMC Monday’s @ 9pm est (10 ep) Based on true events
Period Drama, Mystery, a tiny bit of horror
stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Nive Nielsen , Adam Nagaitis , Tom Weston- Jones imdb
Adapted from The book by Dan Simmons
1846 A Royal Navy Expedition discovers a seemingly unseen predator in their search for the Artic’s Northwest Passage 200 miles away. They think it a very cunning polar bear, but just might be something bigger, and undiscovered. The ships of the expedition are the Erebus (wasn’t that the name of the Vampire Bible in Blade?) and ahem.. Terror.
We open to a couple of text scenes one of which is “last seen by European whalers in Baffin Bay awaiting good condition to enter the Arctic Labyrinth” then what I’m guessing is the aftermath of the events. Some Naval men speaking with an Eskimo, who is not only trying to relay a message left with him by the Captain (Francis)they call ‘A’Gluka’ but also trying to explain what happened to them, how or by what. ‘made of muscles and spells’ (not sure if he said walks on 2 and fours or eats on 2 and 4s.
When you start seeing your compass go loopy, it’s time to reassess your plans or at least have a plan B for direction. The first episode has a really nice looking, not sure if I should call it a rainbow but some sort of light anomaly in the sky. When they hit some ice,I love how the floating ice looks like lily pads.
As they race to beat the pack ice, one of the inhabitants of the ships falls ill and has an hallucination, or is it more of a forewarning, a premonition of sorts? Stuck, a group is sent to find some sort of help.
The group experiences hail the nice of baseballs (or maybe it was tennis). The predatory being attacks and I did catch a glimpse of a shadow coming out of the ice wall, it could be a very big Polar Bear or Wolf (talk about hunting tales making things bigger than what they are.. this is not one of them).
The show plays on suspense more than scares which is a good thing and hopefully, we’ll get a nice climatic reveal. Maybe even a scare for those of us that would like one. My only problem is that they aired the show at the end of the winter instead of July or August when we need to look at some cooling, calming ice and snowscapes. (if I could I’d live there. talk about picturesque. I wouldn’t mind seeing that out my window in the morning.