La Brea

An epic adventure begins when a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.


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at 05:53 am

It's not often that you happen upon a show that ticks so many boxes. Terrible acting? Tick. SFX that would have looked dodgy in the early 90s? Check. Dialog that would have made Mystery Theatere 3000 hosts shudder? Check. Awful scipt, terrible pacing, tragic set design? Check, check, check. This one has it all. There are reviews/articles praising the young lead actress Zyra Gorecki's performance and her motivation for portraying an amputee on-screen, but 5 minutes into the pilot episode my wife said, "she's a terrible actress" before walking away. I was thinking exactly the same thing. Shortly thereafter, I was treated to creature special effects that would have been at home in a PlayStation2 game. Then when proceedings moved "to the other side", the set design, acting and pacing reminded me of cheesy 70s Sci-Fi, but with none of the nostalgia to redeem it. If NBC is looking to compete with the big budget streaming platforms, they have a long way to go. The 52% rating on IMDB is much more applicable than the 80% rating here on TMDB.