Meadowlands

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Sunday 10:00 PM on Showtime Premiered Jun 17, 2007 Between Seasons

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Meadowlands

Show Summary

Danny (David Morrissey) and Evelyn Brogan (Lucy Cohu) along with their two teenaged kids pack up the family and move to the bucolic neighborhood of Meadowlands as they enter a witness protection program in an attempt to escape their past. The picturesque and crime-free suburban paradise at first seems to be the perfect locale to start their new life, but the Brogans soon realize that escaping the past will prove to be much harder than they expected.

This series is also released in the UK under the title Cape Wrath.

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AIRED ON 8/5/2007

Season 1 : Episode 8

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Meadowlands is a great show with an intriguing new topic. It mixes passion, drama, and creepiness in a fascinating new way.

    10
    Being a person with no time to watch TV I came across this show at the perfect moment in my life. I found the subject matter riveting almost immediately, and the myriad of characters was wide enough that almost anyone could choose a favorite. The episodes were psychologically thrilling with the perfect amount of tension and suspense. I have to admit I am a sucker for an accent and it was refreshing to watch a whole series based upon people outside of North America. The last episode totally freaked me out and it kept me talking and thinking about it for weeks. I cannot wait to see what happens next season. My only problem with the show was the length - it was way too short!moreless
  • God i hate this show like this much.

    1.0
    This program began as something that would be pretty cool to watch but all in that 1st episode they gave all this info that was a total overload. the 1st episode could have easily been spread over 2 episdoes. the first episode shouldnt be so detailed but as for the second episode things where still a bit to complex and annoying detailed, it seems everyones on there own little mission to make this show self-destruct. Im going to keep watching and possibley writing more reviews on it and well come the final episode i shall ditch the program if i havent already or keep watching in a desperate hope that season 2 is something to talk about.moreless
  • Please don't cancel it!

    7.8
    I only found out this show a few weeks ago and watched all the the episodes online.I must admitt some of twists and dialogue is predictable, but that aside I absolutly loved it. I think the characters of very strong, each with their own intersting peronalities capable of carrying an entire episode. There's ALOT of drama and sometimes the acting is over the top. For some shows that can be a bad thing but here it's absolutly perfect. The last episode was a huge cliff hanger and I can't wait to find out what will happen. Unfortunatly there's been alot of talk about the show getting extremly low ratings (not sure why) and that it may not be back for a second season. Hopefully it does come back.moreless
  • This show reminds me of an old favorite-

    9.1
    "The Prisoner" which aired, I believe in thelate 1960's with Patrick McGoohan. Shades of 1984 & "Big Brother".



    I hope the writers take it to its full potential. As the"Prisoner" its a small town in England where all? the residents are on witness protection.



    Mark has shades of "Edward Scissorhands"- no?



    I like the psychological twists and turns. Nice to see a show where it's had to predict what's going to happen.



    -hmm- Coronation Street in your Nightmares??



    The character I like least is the Family's Mom- seems flat.

    The daughter looks a bit like Liv Tyler, she is showing a good acting range. The doctor is creepy, as he should be. As with the Prisoner- trust no one, .....moreless
  • Give this show a chance, you wont be dissapointed.

    9.9
    I was unsure when I read Showtime and Channel 4 were co-producing a show. I wondered how they would tackle it. But they did tackle it, and they tackled it well. This show gripped me from the first minute.



    A show which finally gives you enough information to keep you engrossed and keeps enough back to make you tune in for the next episode.



    The characters are wonderfully cast, our four main family members are a mix of some UK acting vets, David Morrissy as the tormented and devoted father Danny, and Lucy Cohu as the lonely feisty mother, Evelyn, and some new acting blood Harry Treadaway as the tortured angst ridden son Mark, and Felicity Jones as the hot headed daughter Zoe who has a knack for coming onto a murdering kidnapper.



    The rest of the cast are also casted perfectly, and interact with each other seemlessly. It's not often I find myself so taken in by TV show scenes that I find myself making faces and facially responding to different scenes. At one point my other half asked why I looked like I was chewing a wasp, and it was the scene with Jack Donnelly telling Zoe about the woman he kidnapped and who died.



    I did wonder if American viewers would have issues with some of the accents. Melanie Hill (who I loved in Bread) brought back her strong Scouse accent, and I thought accents like this would have been avoided. But I think keeping them in was a good move. It makes the "village" so much more believable, and I would have been pretty annoyed if they had all sounded like Dougray Scott's awful "English" accent in Desperate Housewives.



    All in all this is my favourite new show, and I hope it gets a second series. Please watch people and spread the word. UK viewers can catch up for free watching full episodes with Channel 4 on demand.moreless
  • © 2007 Ecosse Films / Showtime
  • © 2007 Ecosse Films / Showtime
  • © 2007 Ecosse Films / Showtime
  • © 2007 Ecosse Films / Showtime
  • what happened?
    I watched the first episode and enjoyed it, but didn't watch the rest, apart from the last ten minutes of the final one. What was ...
    08/24/08
    4
  • Season 2...?
    While the 2 attempted rapes scenes and 1 murder scene were way more graphic than needed to tell the story, I really enjoyed the se...
    11/13/07
    9
  • Part 6
    This can be the worst episode yet.The storyline is even more confusing then Twin Peaks.I sure hope that the studio will come up wi...
    07/25/07
    3
  • Screencaps
    Are they are any available of the episodes, preferably details ones?
    07/24/07
    2
  • Meadowlands
    According to TV.com this show is only two weeks away from premiering yet there isn't a soul on this board. Why? The story doesn't ...
    07/17/07
    11
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Categories

Comedy, Drama, Suspense

Themes

Love & Romance, Family Dramas, Dark Comedy, British TV, Psychological