I always loved a good ' The end is nigh' film but I cannot seem to find any good ones these days. I started watching 8 Tage that Sky Atlantic have the rights for. It is a German made production that is subtitled all the way through. The fact that Sky Atlantic went with this means it must be at least watchable so I said I would give it a go.
The series is basically about a meteor called Houras that is due to hit La Rochelle in France in 8 days. The comet is so big that it will wipe out Europe entirely. This means that there is a mass exodus of Europe before the meteor hits. The series is based in Berlin around how a family are trying to escape to Russia to survive the fall out. Strange in these times that Europeans were desperately trying to get out to Russia, Africa and the Middle East.
Germany descends into anarchy, corruption and each man for himself around this time and some things that happen are fairly disturbing to say the least. There's plenty of sex as well and nothing is left to the imagination. They may as well do something to keep their mind off instant death in a few days time.
This is season 1 which is the eight days leading up to impact.
The series looks at cults as well coming up to the impact which is a bit over the top. One character in it is treated like God all Mighty and has the appropriate music and halo whenever he arrives on scene. The series focuses around about 12 people so it is more of a character drama than an apocalyptic drama. A few lunatics added in for good measure and a corrupt politician as well.
There are rumours that the production team will do series based in different countries and I would love to see this especially the 8 days in Moscow or La Rochelle. There is so much more that could be done with this series. If they had a larger budget then they could of really made a hit here but over all I liked the whole thing.
Just wondering is there any good books or series about an impending meteor strike that I could have a look at? That one with Aliyah Wood on the motorbike is go. Armageddon was too Hollywood. Any more?