Survivors

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Imagine being the only survivor of a disease that kills every member of your family; that kills friends, lovers, nearly everyone you have ever met... You are among the lonely few to live and now you must survive in a strange new world where things that were once safe are made disturbing and unsafe - it's our own world but recycled, reimagined and reused.
Starring
Julie GrahamMax BeesleyNikki Amuka-Bird
Genres
Science FictionDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Episode 1
    February 13, 2010
    1 h 26 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a devastating flu-like virus wipes out most of the world's population, a handful of survivors are left struggling to stay alive as society falls apart around them. Abby Grant, a housewife and mother, is among those who remain, and sets out to find her 11-year-old son. Along the way she meets a variety of people spared by fate, and they must stick together if they are to survive this dangerous new world.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    February 20, 2010
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Abby and her new friends discover that supplies will not be shared equally in the new world, as they come face to face with a gang of armed thugs who have laid claim to the supermarkets in the area, leaving them short of food and water. Greg, meanwhile, meets a young woman with a tempting proposition for him which would leave him with a comfortable new life, but would also mean turning his back on the others.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    February 27, 2010
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Abby stumbles across a community that could hold the key to everyone's future. The group is led by Samantha Willis - the last surviving member of the Government. She has set up a community that still boasts light, hot water, food and power, all drawn from sustainable sources. Abby and Samantha hit it off immediately and Abby is full of hope that Samantha might lead the remaining population to build a new and better society. Samantha sees that Abby could become a trusted ally, but Abby's illusions are shattered when she sees the lengths Samantha will go to in order to maintain control of her fledgling community.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    March 6, 2010
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Abby learns of a group of young boys living at a nearby mansion called Waterhouse. She leaves her new friends in order to find her son, Peter. When she arrives at Waterhouse she walks into the middle of a land dispute between an ex-army officer and an aggressive group of teenage boys. She must try and broker a truce in order to discover if Peter is at the house. Tom, Sarah, Al and Najid are drawn to the comfort and security that Samantha's community provides. Things quickly go wrong for Al as he is ejected from the community. Tom sees the chance to prove himself to Samantha, but will his criminal past catch up with him? Greg and Anya have an encounter with some unwelcome visitors that provides a vivid reminder of how vulnerable they are without the group.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    March 13, 2010
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Suspicions are aroused when visionary spiritual leader John turns up mysteriously at the survivors' door with his ragged group of passionate disciples. Is he as innocent as he seems, or does he have more sinister intentions? When Abby allows a pregnant woman from John's group to stay with them until the baby is born, Anya fears that she will be forced to reveal that she is a doctor, and she becomes concerned for the group's safety after some unusual remarks from John.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    February 20, 2010
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Abby and her friends find themselves on the run from Samantha and Dexter, who have formed a dangerous alliance that threatens everyone's freedom. Meanwhile, Sarah is confronted by a face from the past which leads her to betray her new friends.

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Supporting actors
Paterson JosephShaun DingwallPhilip RhysFreema AgyemanChahak Patel
Producers
Hugh Warren
Season year
2010
Network
BBC America
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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lolly67Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
EXCELLENT
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I have this and Season 2, also. I wish I could explain exactly why it had me hooked from the first episode, but it is of my favorite shows EVER! If only they had done more than two seasons.
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Chris LevinReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
British apocalypse TV series. Highly recommended
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If you like the apocalypse, watch this show. No zombies but lots of other excitement. Plus, it's British 😁 I've watched the entire series 3 times now and my only complaint is that it needs another season to wrap up the story. Still, it ends at an excellent point so I really can't complain. I believe that the first episode is available free so you've got nothing to lose by giving it a try.
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K. A. T.Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining but maddening
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I just started Episode 6 of Season 1. I have a lot to say about this show, and will add to this later. But I had to hit the pause button because there is one aspect of this show that is really starting to drive me mad.

Why, oh why, are Abby and her friends apparently absolutely allergic to doing ANYTHING in the interest of basic security? I understand that firearms are relatively rare in the U.K., but they still exist, and given the relatively few people left, it would not be hard to get your hands on a few. By this point, these folks have had their happy little home invaded enough times that they should certainly be thinking along these lines.

Even if one puts aside the firearm issue, how about reinforcing the windows and keeping the doors locked? How about blocking the road by felling a few trees so that people can't just drive up at will? How about laying in some homemade defenses (pipe bombs and such) on the upper floors, just in case? For that matter, how about a basic security lookout? Abby's idealistic but she's not stupid, and Ken and Tom sure as heck should know better.

Apparently the writers couldn't figure out enough ways to generate tension and suspense without making the main characters into perpetual sitting ducks...but couldn't they have at least made a token effort to convince us that these people's lack of concern about mustering some basic security isn't as completely and wholly absurd as its coming off?
5 people found this helpful
YuppiePrepperReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting, But Misguided
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Fascinating to watch a BBC take on an apocalypse

I wish this story line would have been picked up by an American producer. The BBC's milk toast version of a civilization collapse is interesting to view from here in the USA

I have heard the 40 year old version of this series was better (40 yr old British television being what it was)

Realize that this series went off the rails very quickly and the BBC stomped it out of existence in mid sentence. Just when you thought it was going to...
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JohnsonReviewed in the United States on March 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome little-known show
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Prime pandemic watching right here. It's a great, if a little overdramatic show, that everyone should watch if they like post-apocalyptic stuff.
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J. EdmundsReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty Good End of Civilization Drama - No Zombies
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I decided to buy the first episode of series 1 and liked it well enough to purchase the entire season for Video On Demand. I watch it on my Roku player.

The characters are well written and well played. Something that I like about this show and other English or BBC shows in general is that there are "real" people in the cast. I mean not everyone weights thirty pounds on a six-foot frame and they can all actually act. Novel idea that.

The story line is good. It's got an arc that develops over the six episodes and then a standalone plot for each episode.

I don't want to give spoilers away so I wont but the gist is THE FLU kills everyone. The survivors are disparate and random. They all happen to be good people (well, for the most part) and rarely argue. Abby, who is the clear lead among the ensemble, is looking for her son, who was away at camp during the flu outbreak. The "superflu" is what kills everyone but it isn't like Stephen King's The Stand. It's just a similar plot device. The rest of them have lost family and friends. One of them breaks out of prison (I guess that is similar to The Stand as well).

They meet misanthropes and sociopaths and really they're just trying to get on with life and be left alone but no one will let them. Whether it's people stealing from them, trying to force them to be apart of a "new society" or just using them for their own gains. It's a well-written show and I recommend it.

I'm a little upset that the first episode of series 2 isn't available. I'm not going to purchase any of the episodes until it is. It's apparently a licensing thing; I assume BBC won't license the first episode of the season to Amazon for streaming or download. Although you can download every other episode.
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Ms. VReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Welcome to the World dealing with a Pandemic
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No zombies, just humans trying to survive. I watched it when it first came out in 2010. Watched it again this time in 2021 with Covid-19 lockdown.
Highly recommend.
Benjamin FullerReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great take on the end of the world fantasy, watched it twice!
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Love both seasons, a break from your "just shock value" EOTW shows.
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