Well, so the new series from the creator of Fringe and Almost Human, Debris, debuted on NBC last night.
I’m actually not going to do a video for this, I might still but I have other stuff to do ATM. I know, I know, but anyway…
Quick version: I thought it was OK. Not exactly what I was expecting, to be honest. It was mostly some brief character development, setting the stage, and explaining the environment the rest of the show would exist in. No, it wasn’t “action packed” or even particularly “exciting.” But here’s what happened:
A wrecked alien spacecraft is passing through our solar system, raining down debris (hence the title) on Earth. These chunks of UFO have mysterious properties, and a whole division exists just to track, study, and contain their appearances.
Our main investigators, in an X-Files-ish mode, are British agent Finola Jones (Riann Steele) and US-ian Tom Gordon (Thomas Cadrot.)
Like I said these chunks have some weird properties, and apparently if you get a big enough piece of it, it can feed off of people’s feelings, up to and including recreating someone’s dead son who goes about recreating the kid’s last moments over and over with different people.
So obviously we’re not dealing with your average meteor. The X-files vibe I get, I mean Fringe started in a similar fashion and look where it went, right?
We end the episode with Jones’ dad appearing on the agency’s radar, even though he’s supposed to be dead, opening up a whole new can of worms that I’m sure we’ll learn more about.
Honestly its hard to have an opinion on it right now. Given that this is just the first episode, and obviously just laying the foundation for what follows, I’m going to have to wait a few weeks and see where it goes.
Hopefully its all good.
Here’s the first 15 minutes of the episode, courtesy of NBC. I hear its available on Peacock the day after, but unknown if its behind the paywall or not.