'Last Resort': Is the premiere worth watching?(Read article summary)
Is 'Last Resort' an intriguing, action-filled premiere or too heavy for weekly viewing?
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Premieres: Thursdays September 27 at 8 p.m. on ABC (Global in Canada).
In A Nutshell: When the captain of a submarine opts to question unconventional orders rather than fire nuclear weapons on Pakistan, a chain of events is set in motion that leads to a standoff between the shipâ€™s crew, their country of origin and the natives of an exotic island.
Names Youâ€™ll Know: Andre Braugher (HOMICIDE) brings an air of gravitas (tinged with just a soupcon of crazy) as the renegade captain, Marcus, and Scott Speedman (who will forever be Ben to FELICITY fans like us!) plays First Officer, Sam.
What They Say: Creator/Executive Producer Shawn Ryan (THE SHIELD, TERRIERS) calls RESORT a â€śbig budget, very huge, monstrous-scope show.â€ť He adds that it is â€śnot a show about war butâ€¦ a show about people in a time of crisis. So in the same way that Casablanca and Gone With the Windâ€¦ were personal character stories about people in the middle of crisis, thatâ€™s what weâ€™re hoping to do in a weekly series.â€ť
What We Say: This may be the bravest, most intriguing, thought-provoking show of the fall season. The action kicks off fast and furiousâ€¦ which is both a good and bad thing as weâ€™re introduced to a literal boatload of characters and their issues in no time. And yet the second Braugher begins bucking the system, youâ€™ll be fully invested as the tension ratchets higher and higher. If thereâ€™s a phrase to describe this show, itâ€™s unrelentingly machoâ€¦ which is rather refreshing. If thereâ€™s a concern, itâ€™s with regard to the time slot. Will viewers really tune in for such heavy material at 8 p.m. on a Thursday night?