Last year, when the pandemic first started and I was furloughed from my job, I was desperate for stuff to watch on television. I watched some new shows here and there, as well as movies. I think I watched every episode of Little House on the Prairie at least twice (if not more!) over the months. Since returning to work, I haven’t had as much free time on my hands, but that doesn’t mean that my husband and I are not desperate for something to watch at night after dinner and before bed (or on the weekends). Due to the pandemic, we rarely leave the house except to work and run errands. So we need things to watch on the weekend too.
I have a lot of friends on social media. I’m always on the look out for their recommendations on new shows to binge-watch, and “must see” movies. One series I have seen mentioned frequently is Snowpiercer. I have never seen it before, I’ve only read comments friends have made on social media raving about it. It was on my “must check it out” list.
Snowpiercer is based on a film by the same name (I never heard of it until the series).
Snowpiercer airs on the channel TNT.
A catastophic environmental tragedy has thrown Earth into a frozen landscape, too cold for life to survive, with the exception of the people onboard Snowpiercer. Snowpiercer is a 1,001 car train that races around the world, keeping those onboard alive and safe from the frozen elements.
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Annalise Basso, and Sheila Vand are some of the characters that live and survive onboard Snowpiercer.
The train is broken up into different “societies.” The elite people reside in the front of the train where they live in luxury, despite the fact that it’s a train. Way in the back of the train are those the elite people consider the “dregs of humanity.” The better your status, the closer to the front of the train you live.
Just like in real life, the different societies don’t really get along and the elite do their best to keep everyone else on the train away from their territory.
Living on a train 24/7, along with hundreds of other people, is easier said than done. Aside from crowded conditions (for some), supplies and food become a huge issue. The first class passengers dine on gourmet meals whereas those in the back (tail) of the train are struggling to survive.
Andre Layton, who resides in the back of the train, is “hired” by the train’s spokesperson, Melanie Cavill, also known as the “voice” train residents hear on the PA system. Cavill needs Layton’s help in solving a murder. Layton sees this as an opportunity to learn more about the first class section of the train, and it’s passengers, in order to help form a revolution which will (hopefully) result in equality among all the passengers.
With each episode, the situation on the train become more and more dire, with dwindling food sources, more deaths, cannibalism, civil unrest, lies, mysteries and more.
Now the first ten episodes (season one) is available for purchase on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. The second season has already started to air on TNT. I have yet to start watching the second season, because I have two more episodes left of the first season to finish first.
I received the first season to review. I’m glad I did. Snowpiercer has become a new binge-watching series (we watched an episode almost every night).
What I really like about this series is that you never know what is going to happen in the next episode. It’s the type of show that leaves you hanging at the end of one episode, making it difficult NOT to watch the next episode because you are anxious to see what happens next.
I like the characters. There is a nice assortment of “good guys” and “bad guys.” At times you don’t know just how good, or bad, a character truly is.
The idea of living on a fast movie train for the rest of your life is freaky. I mean, I’d be glad to be alive, but at what cost? You’ll never feel the warm sun on your face. You’ll never be able to go to a park with your family. You’ll never be able to experience the colorful autumn leaves… it’s just a weird thought.
Overall I really enjoy Snowpiercer, and I’m looking forward to catching up with season two to see where the characters are now.
Snowpiercer: Season One is available where ever Blu-rays and DVDs are sold. The series is also available on digital.
You can check out the series on TNT here – TNTDrama.com/Snowpiercer.
The series can also be found on Facebook. The shows hashtags is #Snowpiercer.
Are you a fan of the series? Did you ever see the film? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.