The 4400: Season 1

For some reason I just can’t seem to get into shows set in Seattle, which are almost always filmed up in British Columbia. I don’t  know why, but a guess: because they’re shit.

There’s Kyle XY, which whilst being OK, is just pretty boring. And then there’s The 4400. I watched the first episode of this a couple of weeks ago, and last night I finished the first season (only 5 episodes long). The premise is initially intriguing – some people were abducted over the 20th century and returned with special abilities.

But something’s not doing it for me. Maybe it’s the mediocre writing (leading to boring acting). Maybe it’s the simplicity of the story (I don’t really give a shit what’s going to happen). Maybe it’s because “Seattle” feels like such a small-town isolated boring place. It’s also too predictable for me, at least so far.

For the first time in months, I was bored when I watched this. I doubt that I will proceed any further.

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