Last Resort was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and stars Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street) and Scott Speedman (Felicity) as two Navy officers who refuse a mysterious order to fire missiles at Pakistan, making their submarine an enemy of the state.
After the rogue officers refuse their orders and are officially on the run from the U.S. government, they set up camp on the island of Sainte Marina and stand their ground. The series looks like it’ll dabble a little bit in politics, a little bit in emotion, and a lot in explosions and tactical situations.
Many networks have released their premieres early online to keep them from getting lost in the pile of new shows. I might have avoided this one because I thought there was no way the show could live up to it's outrageous premise but surprisingly it did. I was riveted to the screen right from the beginning. I can't wait to see what happens next.
I was impressed at how many interesting character arcs they were able to introduce in a lean 44 minutes. I want answers but the creators wisely left me in confusion. I hope that means many more surprises ahead. In a way I feel the same way I did when Lost first premiered. I don't know who is telling the truth and I can't trust anyone to make the right decisions in the crisis situation the characters have found themselves in. Last Resort is very compelling television.
Andre Braugher is fantastic as the Captain of the submarine Colorado and his final speech to the world sent a chill down my spine. Any program that can do that, gets my time and attention. You can watch the pilot for yourself at ABC.com.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.