So yeah, we’re TV-on-DVD junkies. After wrapping up Ashes to Ashes, season 1, which I thoroughly enjoyed despite it not being a patch on the original Life on Mars, we moved on to a couple of birthday presents provided by my sister. I chose these titles myself, even though one of them, Spooks Code 9 came with a dire warning: DO NOT WATCH THIS CRAPPY SHOW UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
But being that my particular set of circumstances require me to suck up any and all instances of post apocalypse, we did start watching it and we’re still watching it despite it being completely and utterly ridiculous. Spooks Code 9 is a kids show, yeah? Here’s the premise: London gets nuked. In response, MI5 decides it needs to be staffed entirely by hip young 20-somethings with awesome haircuts because" terrorists are getting younger". When not on the case, the crack team of juvie spies pictured above hang out together in their share house, spending their downtime in ultra-chic nightclubs where they proceed to get hammered and snog each other.
The remake of Terry Nation’s Survivors, however, is post-pandemic drama of the highest order. I’m a big fan of the original mid-70s show. The producers have remained true to the spirit of the original while updating it to address contemporary issues and concerns.
Gripping stuff, folks. Check it out.