Sunday, June 01, 2008

The 4400

This weekend, my wife went out of town on late Saturday. So I decided to turn it into a 4400 Weekend Marathon. After watching the movie The Bone Collector (Netflix special - it was intense), I started with the 2nd season of The 4400.

It recently was pointed out to me that I hadn't seen all of the episodeds I have on DVD. Season 4 just came out (special hint for Father's day) and I haven't seen all of season 2 or 3 yet. So I started over at the beginning. On my recent trip to L.A., I watched Season 1 to refresh my memories.

As I said, last night started season 2. It's 13 episodes, about 43 minutes each. I've seen many of the episodes, but at least two were brand new to me. The one where Jordan Collier got shot was new. Awesome shows.

I've seen 10 of the 13 and of course have season 3 once I've finished these. Good shows. Awesome plotline. Maia is my favorite character (I'm a sucker for little girls).

If you've never seen the show, the premise is something like this. Over a 50 year time period from 1946 to about 1996, people were abducted and taken away. At first we don't know if it's aliens or what. Then on August 11, 2004, all of a sudden all 4400 are returned to earth. Some are given special abilities. One can heal by touching. Maia can see visions of the future. One secretes saliva that helps people lose weight, and keep on losing.

The 4400 return and have no memories of their absence. One day they were here, the next day they're back. No time has elapsed. Their friends and family are older and many have moved on. One lady (Lily, another one of my favorite characters) was married when she left with a young girl. She returns to find her husband re-married, and won't let her see her daughter. And she finds out she's pregnant. Immaculate conception (sorta) as she wasn't pregnant when she left.

Lots of twists and turns in every episode. I strongly recommend the series.


John said...

Is it as good as Lost?

Randy said...

I know some people who have really gotten into "Lost", but I've never seen it. I've heard it got weird the last season or so.

When it came out, I thought it was one of those reality shows where they vote you off the island. I'm holding a personal boycott of those (you can see how effective it is).