FRIDAY THE IMPOSSIBLE
8.30PM, SBS In The Impossible, you know what’s coming – the cataclysmic tsunami that exploded from beneath the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day 2004 – but you still won’t know what hit you when it arrives. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts play Henry and Maria, a British couple whose young family is torn apart when a tidal wave strikes the luxury Thai resort where they are holidaying. To its credit, this fully fledged disaster movie never once dares pitch itself as escapist entertainment. That would only serve to denigrate the many real-life tragedies associated with the event. No, The Impossible is an experience from which there can be no escape.