Reverie Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: Mickey Fisher
Stars: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy
Review: The main character Mara, a former hostage negotiator, takes people out of the dream like settings of their computer simulations they get trapped in. This is a densely psychological thriller, with surprising implications. While there is little physical action, the psychological and mental anguish is compelling. There usually is a motivation in the real world that pushes what action there is.
Warning: there is a hook, still undiscovered, something in Mara’s background which will eventually lead to her own personal issues coming out. So far only hints of it and probably related to her history in police work.This could turn into some rather mushy gooey mess if it wasn’t being rooted in proper and carefully constructed mental imagery. This is a gem of a show and I hope it lasts a long time.
Since 2004, the major networks have been ploddingly trying to recreate another episodic dramatic show that engages people like “lost” did, with varying results. the problem is, they never give the shows enough time to gain an audience or to allow enough of the story to be told that it will engage viewers. i predict that this show will go 10 episodes at the most before nbc cancels it.
a damaged ex-hostage negotiator is recruited by her old boss to assist with the “issues” a fledgling vr program is having – putting the users into comas. they want to send her into the program and bring the people back. so, possibilities for exotic cgi scenes and dramatic, but not necessarily real, danger.
not bad, really, but it has that “vancouver vibe” (filmed in overly blue and/or grey tones, lots of woodsy scenes. trappings that shows filmed there have had since the “x-files”. i don’t like that vibe, so they would have to make it up in addition to making the show a bit more interesting. i’ll try it out, but i have little hope. after all, it’s been 14 years since “lost”.