Fortitude

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The remote arctic town of Fortitude attempts to recover, but out in the wilderness, nature is growing ever more dangerous and the sky itself has turned red - For there's a demon amongst the herd and they have to be stopped no matter the consequences.
Starring
Dennis QuaidRichard DormerSofie Gråbøl
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    April 13 2017
    44min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the remote arctic town struggles with government cuts, a missing sheriff, and a strange new figure, a chilling discovery proves that the horror isn't over for our locals; there is a demon amongst the herd.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    April 13 2017
    44min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The police continue their gruesome investigation and make several discoveries with worrying implications. Meanwhile Governor Odegard is presented with devastating news as Sheriff Dan struggles for his life, and a new threat makes its presence known.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    April 13 2017
    45min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Odegard and Michael sail to the nearby town of Vukobejina, where things are not what they seem. Natalie and Vincent head out into the wilderness and the police track down their suspect, but a dark turn of events leads them to question everything.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    April 13 2017
    46min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Eric struggles to keep control as the body count increases and Dr. Khatri receives an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, Freya's mysterious house guest teaches her the power of sacrifice, whilst Natalie and Vincent's field trip descends into chaos.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    April 13 2017
    46min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the town mourns its loss, someone makes a disturbing challenge. Michael finds a glimmer of hope for Freya, whilst Vincent's trust in Natalie is shattered. Dan comes to terms with his role in Elena's fate and a killer falls victim to a brutal act.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    April 13 2017
    45min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Dr. Khatri attempts to cover her tracks when Michael presents the scientists with a miracle. Dan and Elena relive their trauma and Odegard returns armed with evidence, determined to reveal Munk and his tangled web of lies - but will anyone listen?
  7. 7. Episode 7
    April 13 2017
    46min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Eric and the team make slow progress whilst Munk begins to buckle under the strain. Michael finds something unexpected on the tundra, and Dan is confronted with what he is becoming, just as a heartbreaking discovery changes the town forever.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    April 13 2017
    45min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the town attempts to come to terms with the recent tragedy, Petra and Ingrid seek the truth. Meanwhile, a bereft Michael returns home with something of interest to the scientists and Dr. Khatri gets a step closer to achieving her goal.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    April 13 2017
    46min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Dan faces his toughest battle yet as someone makes the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good. Michael and Ingrid venture out in search of justice and Natalie falls victim to Fortitude's latest threat.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    April 13 2017
    45min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the series concludes, the people of Fortitude decide to take justice into their own hands, whilst Vincent rushes to save both Natalie and the town. Meanwhile, Dan seeks his own vengeance, but is there still a demon amongst the herd?

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: Fortitude Season 2 - Official Trailer
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    March 23 2017
    1min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As we rejoin Fortitude, the residents have overcome the parasites that tore their peaceful community apart. But their respite from chaos is set to be short-lived with the mainland cutting off funding and supplies just as Fortitude is rocked by another mysterious death, setting off a chain of events even more shocking than the last. Welcome Back.
  2. Bonus: The World of Fortitude So Far - Season 1 Recap
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    April 2 2017
    2min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Watch a recap of the thrilling mystery that unfolded in the first season.

More details

Directors
Hettie MacdonaldKieron HawkesMetin Hüseyin
Supporting actors
Ken StottMichelle FairleySienna GuilloryVerónica EcheguiBjörn Hlynur HaraldssonMia JexenBrian McCardieAlexandra MoenRamon TikaramPaul ReadyRobert SheehanLuke TreadawayParminder NagraEdvin EndreDarren Boyd
Producers
Trevor HopkinsSusie Liggat
Season year
2017
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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3.9 out of 5 stars

1210 global ratings

  1. 56% of reviews have 5 stars
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  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 12% of reviews have 1 stars
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S. SheaReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Big disappointment in Season Two Fortitude
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Sadly disappointed in the whole of the second season. Season one had us involved with a tight knit community with a sense of humor about their isolation and environment. The photography was magnificent. All you see in season two is sci-fi gibberish that doesn't really explain things or clarify motives. Instead of a terrific cast of characters they are replaced by featuring Dennis Quaid who doesn't fit, nor does he seem to have a real reason for being there. Gone is the witty writing and likeable characters of the first season as Dan becomes more of a "thing" that a love struck sherriff who occasionally falls off course while confidently keeping his town in order. Governor Hildur with caring guidance and a interest in an impractical ice hotel first loses her job and then her life. She's replaced by an unlikable bad guy Munk as governor. The characters we loved in the first season are severely battered and lose their way, and their health in the second season. Most missed it the sterling performance by Stanly Tucci in season one.
In season two clever writing and some wonderful interspersing of humor between the characters and occasional slapstick such as when a turn through the door leads to a surprise slip and fall, and those wonderful newcomers who shouldn't have gone out in the icy wilderness without their guns. In season two it is all sad, gory, and long on tortured dialog that tries to explain what shamanistic thing is going on. The mutilations and buckets of blood aren't entertaining in any way. I found season two really hard to watch. I hope they pull off a better season 3. But they should go back to season one to see how to do it.
105 people found this helpful
Errol BrownReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing
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Sadly, after enduring Season 1, I was unable to watch Season 2 all the way through. Bad acting, an unrealistic storyline and, as I mentioned in my review, the shows creators have a penchant for developing great characters, then killing them off one by one.And as much as I respect Dennis Quaid, this was not his finest endeavor; over-the-top, over-dramatic... just not believable. As for the storyline, it seems the creators couldn't decide if the central theme of the plot would be bio-epidemic-gone-wrong, frankenstein-meets-walking-dead, the workings of an undead, evil shaman; so it seems like they settled on trying connect all three. I finally had to give up.

But if you like the small Iceland village setting and mood, there's good news. Trapped gives you all that, plus some great acting, great interpersonal relationships, and a believable storyline.
51 people found this helpful
Bash 99Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great show, be sure to watch season 1 first!!
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Overall I loved this series and would give it 5 stars but I was a bit unhappy that the ending left some dangling plot points. If they do continue the series, I'll come back and change the rating to 5 stars but if it ends here then the series is a bit anti-climactic.

You absolutely must watch season 1 before seeing this, and if (like myself) you watched season 1 awhile back, I would advise rewatching it before starting on season 2 in order to remind yourself of where the characters and plotlines stood at the end of the season. I watched about 4-5 episodes of season 2 before I realized I needed to go back and see season 1 again to fully understand things. Maybe that's just me.

This series did a nice job incorporating new characters into the cast and developing the returning season 1 cast members' characters. While this season once again focuses primarily on solving mysteries, it continues to deftly work in sci-fi/horror/mystical elements.

It would've been nice to have a throwaway line or two referencing the characters who didn't return from season 1 - I was left wondering whatever became of Frank Sutter & family (especially their son Liam) and also the 10 year old girl (who somehow seemed immune from the wasps - I always expected that to be a plot point but it never came up).

Overall, I did like season 1 better, particularly since it seemed to wrap things up a bit more neatly

I really hope we get a season 3!!!
19 people found this helpful
Avid ReaderReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
What all shows wish they could be
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I enjoy the rare creative gem no matter the genre - Battlestar Galactica, the Killing, Sherlock, The Game, etc . Fortitude is the love child of Helix and Dune. At times the action seems forced or far-fetched but so what? It's a near-perfect mix of plot, characters, acting and mood. Yes, Dennis Quaid was predictably good but he was joined by RIchard Dormer (Dan) with a bravura performance of transformation. Ken Stott (Monk) was simultaneously hilarious, infuriating and pathetic as the ultimate corrupt politician, Luke Treadway (Vincent) reprised his choir boy researcher role but rising to the top was Alexandra Moen (Petra) and her unrequited love.

I cannot stress enough how much this show differs from the usual drivel. I am reminded of the The Killing with its edgy moodiness and superb acting and plotting. One aspect rarely mentioned is the sound track and various enhancers, The "buzz" creeps into the music at times! This is an adult show for those who are tried of trite copycats with rap stars and 14 year olds It weaves and evolves and highlights the quirkiness of the ever-changing characters. Season 2 had many themes but arched perfectly at the end. Can't wait until Season 3
15 people found this helpful
MonicaPReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A little choppy, but definitely suspenseful
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I really liked both Season 1 & 2 because of the location of the series. I don't recall a TV series ever taking place in an incredibly cold and isolated landscape like Fortitude. Plus, each character is so caring about their location and life in Fortitude, but also deeply flawed.

The second series was so different from the first series that it seemed like a completely different show. New characters were introduced, but the disease was still present in a few victims. I was a bit confused with the introduction of Dr. Sarinda Khatri and where this state of the art lab came from, but I went along with it. There were a few beloved characters lost and if you were on Dan Anderssen bad side you may have been eaten. The last episode wraps up nicely with a missing character, Eric Odegard coming to the rescue of Michael Lennox - which surprised me. Still plenty of unanswered questions and I'll look forward to a (hopeful) season 3.
11 people found this helpful
infiniteMPGReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Season one, great, season two, major let down
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Had to give three stars, five for season one, one for season two. Really had me hooked with the first season but the second was fractured and disjointed. And the last episode left new scratching my head. Huh? That was totally out if place and splintered, none of the story lines advanced. A total let down. Season one was excellent and season two started well but the fire was totally uncalled for and took away from the story, trying to bring Walking Dead feel to a good arctic adventure. If there's a season three, please kill off Dan and all the dull characters and bring back the wasps.
14 people found this helpful
holliReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
I mean this was REALLY bad. They jumped the shark and to a greater ...
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I mean this was REALLY bad. They jumped the shark and to a greater degree from one episode to the next. The first season was decent, but don't bother with the 2nd. The acting and writing were subpar.
19 people found this helpful
ApuliaReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Under the Blood Red Aurora - Horror in the Ice!
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I watched Season 2 without realizing there was a Season 1. Then, watched Season 1 to fully understand the story. Actually, even just as Season 2 along it would have worked It was a little slow at first, but I decided it was a great series, if you like fantasy. It was a strange eerie show. Great scenery. Filmed in Iceland where many of "A Game of Thrones" scenes were filmed. Did you notice more people died in this than in Thrones? Why even Michele Fairley (Freya Lennox) was in it. Not sure if she survives this one either.

Glad to read there may be a Season 3 I'll be watching.
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