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Ever wonder what life would be like if a new form of sea life began to appear in locales all over the earth? "Surface" is an expansive drama and undersea adventure that centers on the appearance of mysterious sea creatures in the deep ocean -- and tracks the lives of four characters. They are: Laura Daughtery (Lake Bell, "Boston Legal"), the young oceanographer who discovers the secret; Dr. Aleksander Cirko (Rade Sherbedgia, "Snatch"), the government scientist who tries to keep things under wraps; Rich Connelly (Jay R. Ferguson, "Judging Amy"), the Louisiana insurance salesman who loses his brother in a suspicious diving accident; and Miles Barnett (Carter Jenkins, "CSI: New York"), the young boy who brings one of the creatures ashore. The mystery ensnares a spectrum of people, including naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in North Carolina, scientists from the Oceanographic Institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. The seemingly innocent creatures they find are beautiful, and kids may even want to play with them -- but is there something more to them? One thing's for sure – they're full of surprises as viewers embark on this journey to discover what might be lurking in the sea. "'Surface' is entertainment for all ages in the tradition of 'E.T.' and 'Close Encounters,'" said Josh and Jonas Pate, the series' creators and executive producers. "It will have action, suspense, thrills and heart as we track the fantastic into the familiar." The Pates continued: "We'll follow the teenager as he raises the sea monster in a suburban garage. We'll admire the young dedicated oceanographer as she takes unbelievable risks to get to the bottom of the mystery. We'll feel the grief and obsession of the every-man from Louisiana, and answer the questions surrounding the mysterious Dr. Cirko. This series will plumb the depths of suspense." "Something is down there." "Surface" is from NBC Universal Television Studio and was created by Josh and Jonas Pate ("Dragnet"), who also serve as executive producers. NOTE: The original title of the series was Fathom but was changed after it came to light that the rights to the name were owned by another company.moreless
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  • Back in Black!

    8.0
    Surface needs to come back! Netflix has the original, it stands up fairly well, bring it back; tighten up the loose ends that the first season didnt hit 100% and its good to go. Show is worth existing over other stuff, along the lines as Terra Nova and Revolution as mention below.
  • Loved season 1 surface, another NBC blunder...

    10
    I hate NBC. They have always canceled their good shows. I don't watch anything on the channel anymore. I'd like to see more of Surface but can't find anymore seasons. Wish someone would pick up Surface and Revolution.
  • Under the Surface

    7.0
    When I watched this, I found it fitted in with shows like Kyle XY, John Doe and Threshold. Great escapism, but not really nail biting, edge of the seat stuff. Was enjoyable, but better stuff is out there it's time was brief but enjoyable.
  • awesome

    10
    afta i watched episode 1 i jus kept watching 1 after another, jus finished the first season an now cant find anything about the second season, why would they axe sumfin as good as this, does anyone knw if it is fully axed or if they r gona bring out anther season.....................
  • Surface TV Show

    10
    jafuf's critique was lame. First, jafuf failed to notice that Surface was a fictional TV show -- the premise does not have to be factual. Second, its a TV show. Third, subplots [yes, there is no hyphen], or supporting side stories, don't always have something to do with current events of the show. I'd wager that the supporting side stories would have benefited future episodes had the show not been cancelled. Fourth, the acting was faultless [and what is with the "boyfriends" comment?]. Fifth, the series was nothing like Baywatch [and I apparently missed all the scantily clad females]. All in all, a thoroughly lame effort at critiquing a great show. Fact is, you need an imagination to watch a show like Surface [there is nothing imaginative or unique about Honey Boo Boo, people]. An unidentified species is not a moronic story plot. Our oceans are vast, much of it unexplored [less than 10%], they contain 50-80% of all life on earth, and it is estimated that there are 2-50 million more species that have yet to be discovered. So, isn't it at all possible to discover a new ocean creature? Absolutely. Making the storyline for Surface plausible. I found Surface entertaining and I for one would like to see it return in some way [Netflix perhaps?].moreless
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    fight for survival, Thrillers, hostile monsters, Monsters & Mutants, extraordinary situations