REBEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX
EVEN just the name of this sounds scary. The Deep. I think it’s the THE at the start of it. You could put the in front of a bunch of things and it would make it sound ominous.
The house. The dog. The school . . . The surfboard. OK, so maybe it doesn’t work for everything, but you get my drift. Remember The Ring?
We start below the Arctic. It looks pretty cold. There’s a woman in one of those little submersible crafts, she’s zooming around, checking out all this incredible stuff, but you just know its not going to end well.
She’s on her own, in freezing water in pitch black except for her little lights. There’s some weird interference and all of a sudden she loses communications with her mother craft.
As I said . . . its not going to end well. This is why I don’t like confined spaces . . . you always need an escape route.
Flash forward six months and another crew is preparing to go down there.
And it’s some crew, headed by Minnie Driver, James Nesbitt and that guy who played Luka on ER.
‘‘ What’s down there is a game changer for the whole world,’’ Minnie says.
It’s a new energy source,
Game changer: Minnie Driver. which means megabucks to whoever can find it. But as you might expect, this isn’t going to be smooth-sailing for our intrepid scientists. Weird things happen when you’re in a film with The in its title.
The great part about this mini-series is that it gets you in from the first seconds.
And it does a sensational job of keeping the suspense going the entire time, unravelling only enough plot to keep you intrigued. And let’s face it, everything seems more scary when you’re underwater.
Not that it’s horror moviescary, it’s what they call, in the biz, a suspense thriller.
Oh, and that teaser at the end will have you throwing your remote at the TV. Roll on part two. The Deep — part one ABC1, 8.30pm