Hey guys, how’s it going? Rahul here coming in with a brand new blog. I hope everyone is having a great, safe, and healthy week. So, let’s begin.
Radiations from the change in the sun’s polarity has caused mass death worldwide. However, some people on a plane are forced with the help of a NATO officer to escape this sunlight by continuously travelling away from the sun. They must find a way to survive while global disaster ensues around them.
This was a great concept more than a great show. Nothing unique in particular, just extremely fun to see a group of people trying to outrun the sun by flying in the direction away from where the sun is rising. More than that, it was a great suspense thriller to see the journey, friendships, rivalries, etc. being produced throughout the show.
Starting off, the plot was quite fun with no real twists and turns. It was straightforward and easy to understand with just the most basic of sciences involved. A NATO personnel takes over a plane and forced the pilot to fly west.interesting enough, a passenger from the plane decides to actually help rather than quietly sit in her seat like a normal passenger would do. Further, as the secret of what‘s happening around the world unravels, everyone’s disbelief in the NATO officer turns into shock and terror. Missing of families, health conditions, and suspicion rise among everyone. Honestly, the whole plot was quite interesting although quite unrealistic. A lot of aspects to the show just didn’t quite make sense to me but that doesn’t deter from the fact that the way they presented the show was quite interesting. Also, it was great that they kept this season concise to just 6 episodes because anything longer personably would’ve made this show extremely prolonged and boring.
I guess the best part of this show had to be the characters themselves. I loved the concept of showing a bit of back story to each person on the plane and then leading up to the moment they entered the flight. This really allowed you to sympathise with each character as each had their own thing that they were dealing with. Also, seeing personalities clash between various passengers and seeing what would result of the clash be was very entertaining as well. I guess the highlight of this show was when the three war criminals managed to get onto the flight and the way the other passengers devised a plan to get rid of them was really nerve-ranking and full of suspense. Further, the ending fight between the Turk and the Italian was really thrilling as well because there were a lot of incidents leading up to that moment and it was really just fulfilling to see it happen.
Finally, the ending seemed very promising. As they find a shelter that would keep them safe from the sunlight, we also get to see the saddening death of the NATO officer. Seeing him stare at the rising sun shouting with pride was really quite sad considering the fact he’s the reason the other’s were even given a chance to survive. I know a lot of people will have different opinions with me on this but in the end you really do have to give props to the show creators for giving an opportunity to empathise with the characters like this. It really adds an essential emotional element to the show.
The review is quite short but I guess that’s what you get for a 6 episode show. A good plot and entertaining story line with little twists and a fun cast. The lack of realism is what throws me off because it simply couldn’t convince me that something like this could remotely happen (like a black mirror). However, the show is quite thrilling and nerve-racking and can be watched a couple of times. I would recommend to watch this show and i’[m super interested to see what the story line would be for the second season. I don’t see how it could be more thrilling than season 1 although it could dwell more into realism and details. Overall a good show.
I would give this show 3.5/5 stars.