Survivors: S2 DVD Review
Survivors Series Two
Released by BBC And
second series of the post apocalyptic drama picks up on the cliff hanger of
season one and then rapidly moves on during the course of its six episodes.
Based on Terry Nation's original series from the 70s,
this drama isn't bad going - and thanks to a cast of talented actors, it's
But don't get too invested in the
second series, which sees the original gang of survivors who made it through the
unleashing of a plague, haunted by a mysterious group who are known as the
They're scientists who avoided the initial
infection and will do everything in their power to find a cure.
So with the scavengers doing what they can to get by,
and the Lab closing in on them, the scene's set for a showdown.
Gritty and dramatic in places, Survivors is a
watchable series - Greg Paterson and Julie Graham are the two main stand outs in
the cast - and Max Beesley's edgy criminal adds a frisson to the proceedings.
The second series of the pandemic drama ends
maddeningly on a cliffhanger which is unlikely to be resolved thanks to
Engrossing drama it may be - but you
can see creatively that some of the strains were showing and the ideas running
out a little - however, Survivors Series Two will be a necessity to those who've
invested in the first; but may be not so much to those who're new to it.