A new mini-series in NBC's "Catastrophes Series" of Summer mini-series. This one is significantly better than the last two but still has some of its own flaws. Most of the flaws in these series comes from the storyline or secondary plots rather than the acting or the dialogue. The writers somehow have lost the concept of at least keeping the story somewhat plausible. They throw caution to the wind by adding a bunch of secondary characters we don't really have any empathy for in general.
In this mini-series they at least keep the non-central characters to a minimum. One of the things you notice though is they leave a trail of bodies and violence to overshadow the lack of real storyline.
What is happening here is the two doctors who started this project disagree about whether it is working. One says no and the other says let's keep going. Unfortunately the one who quit was the one who knew what he was doing. As the partner keeps making things worse you keep hoping that maybe an anomalous tornado will come along and wipe out the project. No such luck!
As far as the real scientist, the morally corrupt conglomerate owner says let's discredit him by killing a bunch of people and pointing the finger at him. All the while our own corrupt military is sitting back waiting for their weapon without concern for the average American.
There is a cliff hanger from part one too part two but it is really not significant to the major plot so the real cliff hanger is our hope that part two becomes significantly better.
I give this an eight as the acting is quite good and the characters themselves are at least believable. What hangs on the balance here is whether or not they deliver the goods in part two. Thanks for reading...moreless