The production values are remarkable for the the Sharknado-network. It’s beautifully shot with sweeping cameras, the out-of-focus slow-mo, and artistic close-ups. The soundtrack is pulsing with muted electronica that creates moody and ethereal soundscapes (juxtaposed with eerie spells of cheerful elevator music). The top-notch cast, lead by the always affable Billy Campbell, is committed, tuned-in, and believable as scientists! And when the goo hits the fan, it’s not pretty.
This is one of the most intriguing and chilling new shows of the season – intense, full of dread, serious to the bone, and action-filled. I hope this kind of quality can be maintained throughout the season and hope the big reveal will be truly mind-blowing, as the stunning promo poster below suggests.