Sundance TV seems to have just appeared out of nowhere. I am constantly on the hunt for some gripping tele to watch and so far Sundance has produced three excellent TV drama’s (that I’ve seen). I know of a lot of people who have already watched some of them, but I thought I’d tell you anyways in the hope that some of you ain’t been hooked up yet.
A brilliantly acted drama about a death-row inmate who is released and cleared of all charges shortly before his execution was due to be carried out. The programme follows him as he tries to adapt to his new, unexpected life. I did find the show to be quite slow-moving, but I really didn’t mind that. There was one scene in which the lead character Daniel turns to his mother and says ‘I don’t even know if I’m alive or dead, that one line hit me like a ton of bricks, it gave that slow-burning drama feel even more fuel for the fire. The poor guy thought he was in limbo, he had thought he was executed and this was the afterlife. From that moment I knew that the slow pace was an essential part of the writing (and it was damn good).
He is under constant attack from the local community who still think he is guilty, not to mention the person or persons who committed the crime, are starting to worry that the truth may actually come out.
2: Red Road
Starring Martin Henderson (Secret & Lies) & Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones). The show is about a sheriff who is trying to keep two clashing communities from constantly going to war. His community, which he polices and a neighbouring Native American community. When the cops’ wife stupidly does something, and it gets covered up, the cop must bend the rules even further and form a dangerous bond with the tribe’s bad-boy who knows the truth about his wife.
Another one with great writing and the two leads are really good. I have just binge-watched season 1, so I can’t wait to see if we’re gonna get season 2
Available on Netflix
3: One Child
Currently still watching this. As soon as the credits started to roll and I saw that it was from Sundance then I knew that we have got another little well-written gem to enjoy.
The story follows an adopted Chinese girl who now lives in England with her new parents. She receives a message from her birth mother from china, that her blood brother has been falsely accused of murder and has been sentenced to death. Her urgent help is required, and she decides to go to China to help save the brother she never knew she had.
I am about 3/4 episodes into this and really enjoying it.
So, there ya go, hopefully, there is one or two from this list that you have not seen yet. So what are you waiting for? go and hook yourself up with some fine TV