First Impressions: Silent SeaThe Dark Herald
This binging culture is getting annoying.
I watched the first episode and had a couple of questions. I can’t really ask them of the internet without finding out how the entire damn series ends.
Okay, starting over.
Silent Sea is a Korean science fiction series currently on Netflix. On the basis of one episode, I can now state with perfect conviction it stands head and shoulders above any of the western science fiction series that Netflix has sunk money into.
Admittedly, a low bar to trip over.
The show starts by showing an international water crisis. There isn’t anywhere near enough to go around. Water is being severely rationed. Agriculture has broken down and every country now has a department of human survival.
Now in the first episode, they haven’t explicitly said where all the water went. I’m assuming it’s the usual bullshit about Global Warming but I don’t’ know for certain yet. If that’s the explanation then it’s a stupid one because water wouldn’t boil off into space like that even assuming (and it’s an idiotic assumption) that the very worst global warming models are correct. Earth has this thing called gravity, unless the water built its own rockets it can’t leave the planet no matter what form it’s in.
Hopefully, the explanation is something more intelligent. And interesting. If this was Western science fiction I would have no such hope at all.
Getting back to the show. There is an expedition being sent by Korea to the only moon base they’ve ever built. Five years before there was a major accident on the base and apparently everyone died.
This includes the father of our protagonist. She is the best female astrobiologist in Korea. She is reluctant to join the expedition but for reasons that weren’t explained in the first episode goes along anyway.
The mission is supposed to be a quick in and out. However, the team’s ship crashes and does so well short of the base. They have to hike in and will have to survive at the base until a rescue ship can be sent.
They will be sharing the base with whatever killed the first colonists. It shows a lot of promise
If I finish the whole thing, I’ll do a Recommends on it.
Okay, I’m done here.
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