Survive – Drama
Category – TV Series – Available Exclusively on Quibi
Content – With the pictures I’ve seen online, I thought this show was about a plane crash and how two young people survive. But this isn’t really about that, it is about so much more! Jane is a woman who is struggling with extreme guilt over the suicide of her father. Because her grandmother and her father both committed suicide, she believes it is in her blood to do the same. And that is the plan when she leaves the group home and gets on a plane home. Her intent is to commit suicide in the lavatory by taking pills. But fate has other intentions. Jane and Paul are the only two people that survive the plane crash. As their journey to climb down the mountain begins, so does Jane’s journey of overcoming what she believes is her fate of death. While the two are in a plane crash, this series is about the survival of one woman’s unstable mind. Through triumphs and tribulations, Jane figures out that it is harder to survive. I found this series to be an incredibly compelling story, and a powerful tool for anyone to understand that suicide is not the answer. With that being said, this series could be tough for some people to watch. This scores a 9 out of 10.
Acting – The cast is really two actors, Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins. While I loved Sophie on Game of Thrones for ten seasons, she had to dig deep to pull off this unstable woman. And she does this with ease. In my opinion, this series proves that Sophie has grown up and is becoming a very powerful and believable actress. And Corey Hawkins is great as the male survivor of this crash, with no concept of why anyone would not want to survive in life. He is confused but compassionate, and through his performance, one woman learns to survive. Both of these actors deserves a round of applause for this series! Score is 9 out of 10.
Duration – Quibi – all 12 episodes are less than ten minutes long! Again, I like this concept! It flows quickly and you cannot stop watching these episodes. I feel like each episode is so fast that you are compelled to keep watching! This gets a 9 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Survival – 27 out of 30.
Recommended Watch – This is a very powerful story with harsh content. It leaves a message with you that suicide is never the answer, It might not be for everyone, but I would recommend it. As it is not really about a plane crash, but one woman’s struggle to survive. Very powerful stuff here!!!