Can I start if by saying how much I hate the people that came up with this show? Then again I’ll hate the network even more if it doesn’t get a second series!
Persons Unknown is a mystery thriller from the person who wrote the film “The Usual Suspects” – if your not seen this it’s very tight and suspenseful with a big twist on what your expecting – it’s also one that you have to concentrate on watching – as trust me it really doesn’t work if only give it half your attention. Persons Unknown carries on in a similar vein – it’s a tight suspenseful thriller that promised to answer all the questions in it’s 13 episodes. The bad news? It lied about answering all the questions, the good news? It’s a fantastic piece of tv with plenty of twists that will keep you guessing as to just where it’s going to go.
The basic premise is that 8 people wake up in a hotel. They can’t remember how they got there, and have no idea as to why they’ve been brought to this hotel. The hotel is on the corner of a crossroads in a very small town in the middle of no-where and the show revolves around they learning why they’re there and their attempts to escape (not as easy as it may sound at first!). I don’t want to say too much about the plot but by the end of the first episode I found myself hooked and looking forward to seeing what the next weeks instalment brought – then again I’m also a fan of Lost so… Lost is probably the closest comparison that you can draw to Persons Unknown but don’t let that out you off theyve obviously learnt from Losts mistakes and make the effort to move the story along at a faster pace with you normally getting several revelations per episode.
The end of the series is satisfying and unlike other shows that tend to like the idea of finishing on a big cliffhanger (I’m looking at you Heroes!) it does leave you wanting more – hopefully it’ll get picked up for another series and we get to delve deeper into the world it has created for itself.
If you get the chance to watch this I would highly recommend it – but like Lost it’s not one to join halfway through – catching it from the start provides a tense, thrilling and interesting 13 hours of entertainment. More please.