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NeedACleverNN Wed 13-Jul-16 21:12:12

New series on E4

Who's watching? Looks interesting

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 13-Jul-16 21:31:51

A Syrian man is found to be infected by a highly contagious virus. He infects multiple people, including his doctor and family, and sets in motion a series of events which lead to a Cordon Sanitaire being placed over Zone 6 of the city of Atlanta.

It's on planner to record at silly o clock tomorrow morning as clashes with stuff tonight

Looks good

NeedACleverNN Wed 13-Jul-16 21:41:54

It's actually quite interesting to watch already grin

gingerboy1912 Thu 14-Jul-16 10:03:45

Just watching it now. Looks promising.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 14-Jul-16 22:13:41

Seen and loved it

Should hold my interest till walking dead is back smile

JedRambosteen Wed 20-Jul-16 23:35:10

I'm watching too. Catching up on tonight's episode and I keep wondering where the people in the cordon have got their amazing mobile phone batteries from. In quarantine & still charged up...

Orangetoffee Wed 20-Jul-16 23:41:27

I watched the original Belgium series, Cordon, which was really good. Will catch up with this series some time this week and see how it compares.

MrsJoeyMaynard Fri 22-Jul-16 21:41:59

Jed - they have electricity within the cordon. Presumably they have phone chargers lying around too? Especially the people stuck there who live / work within the cordon.

JedRambosteen Fri 22-Jul-16 23:47:11

But the police officer, teacher & rat man in the hospital?

JedRambosteen Fri 22-Jul-16 23:48:03

(i should have been more specific - its the ones on lock down that get me!)

GinBunny Fri 22-Jul-16 23:56:52

Really enjoying it so far, and glad to have found out that it is a one off series, will be tied up at the end and no dragging out to series 2. Just knowing that has made me want to see it through to the conclusion.

Now, while we're here, I'm about to question something about the first episode which will be a massive spoiler if you haven't seen it yet - so please don't read on!

Is this a big enough gap?

Can someone please clear up for me how patient zero got infected because I seemed to have blinked and missed it - he's a bio-terrorist right? How/when did the virus get released?

Housemum Sat 23-Jul-16 00:02:31

They didn't explain that ginbunny - or else I missed it too!

I did wonder at the lack of PPE among the people in the hospital (the doctor in particular), and also given that the officials new the previous day that it was bad, why they didn't stop hospital visits e.g. the school - they could have just said they had a D&V outbreak to avoid panic. And the general ease of how the kids could wander off with rat man.

But I do like a good disaster plot smile (I have wiped out the world on my phone in various ways playing Plague Inc!)

Housemum Sat 23-Jul-16 00:02:57


TheUnsullied Sat 23-Jul-16 00:10:14

The powers that be are saying it's a bio terrorism attack but there's doubt about that. One of the characters (names haven't been cemented in my brain yet) made a very good point that if patient zero was a terrorist, there's no chance he'd have gone and hidden with his family.

MrsJoeyMaynard Sat 23-Jul-16 00:36:25

I was saying to DH that if "patient zero" was a bio-terrorist, he was doing a really bad job of it. Arrives in the country, goes and hides out at family's house with one quick trip out to hospital because he feels ill? Any half competent bio-terrorist would surely have been skipping about a variety of crowded public places to infect the maximum number of people possible before someone realized they were harbouring more than the common cold.

GinBunny Sat 23-Jul-16 01:33:51

Oh ok, glad is not just me, my attention span isn't the best grin

There are a lot of holes in the plot and things that don't sit right with me so far and maybe they will be explained later (but I don't think they will!) but that's TV for you. I was wondering why he was ill and the people checking him out in the hospital died before the people that he was living with were symptomatic but guess we just have to accept that.

Oh Housemum I love Plague Inc too. I've wiped out humanity many times, it's very satisfying isn't it!

KittensandKnitting Sat 23-Jul-16 01:54:49

I've actually seen the series... No spoilers here


TheUnsullied Sat 23-Jul-16 09:30:39

I think that's actually a plot point too Gin...IIRC the teacher was asking questions about it and the doctor looked a bit shifty when he answered that the time it takes to kill depends on their immune system.

MrsJoeyMaynard Sat 23-Jul-16 09:54:48

It's a plausible point about the immune system though, some people are more susceptible or resistant to a particular contagious disease than others.

People who die from real life infectious diseases don't all die at the same length of time after showing symptoms.

TheUnsullied Sat 23-Jul-16 13:14:50

Agreed, but the program makers felt the need to be pointed about the discrepancy and make the bloke giving the answer look shifty grin

JamieVardysParty Sat 23-Jul-16 13:51:07

It's a great series, only thing that annoyed me was the woman who used to be in Holby's horrendously poor US accent. DH thought she was supposed to be Australian.

gingerboy1912 Sat 23-Jul-16 14:35:23

I didn't notice the doctor looking shifty hmm

TheUnsullied Sat 23-Jul-16 14:36:53

Maybe he just has a face that I find shifty grin I'm always suspicious of authority in shows like this.

Izzabellasasperella Sun 24-Jul-16 15:55:13

I don't understand why they are not treating the people in isolation who are showing symptoms? Surely they would be pumping them full of drugs to try and find a cure.

spanky2 Sun 24-Jul-16 16:00:20

The blond curly hair woman said it was genetically engineered and they'd never seen it before. I guess that's why as its a virus and is new. Would anti vitals work? I think it's mainly to make it more scary for us! I had my first containment bad dream last night!

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