Aftermath (Syfy) – Starts 27th September – Cancelled
An utterly shambolic non stop post apocalyptical drama that starts off with large solar flares that have affected the Earths electricity supply, and has caused some rather aggressive meteorological events.
After surviving a tornado so strong that it only dislodged a couple of roof tiles, yet emptied a rivers worth of fish onto their front lawn. A family begin to hear rumours that the population of a neighbouring town have come down with a virus, and stories were going about of some violent goings on occurring.
This is confirmed after a neighbours son turns up at their door, and after eating as much food as he can, begins to attack the son and mother. After a bit of a struggle they manage shoot him dead and witness a ghostly apparition leaving his body. Unperturbed by this sight, the mother heads off into town to find out what’s going on only to discover nothing but a couple of angry folk imprisoned in the local police station.
Upon the mother return, she gets attacked again as soon as she gets out her car, and after a struggle scares off the attacker by shooting him in the shoulder. With thing going south the father, a religion and mythology professor, believes that ancient spirits have been released by recent earthquakes and they have inhabited the bodies of the town folk.
The next day one of the twin daughters gets taken by a possessed local, who now have managed the gained the ability to fly/jump ridiculously high and far. So the family pack up their RV and head off in no particular direction to get their daughter back. The abducted daughter manages to escape the from the possessed due to the possessed committing harikari by spearing himself on a tree for no apparent reason. After a quick call to her folks they decide to meet up at a military safe zone, leading the daughter and family to have a Walking Dead on speed roadtrip.
This all ends up with the daughter in the safe zone for it only to be hit by an asteroid. Which she survives from by hiding under a bus.
It’s like the trashiest b-movie disaster film of all time converted into a tv series. The while opening ep is relentless, the writers have just seemed to have thrown in everything they thought of into the story without caring if it makes any sense.
It is the definition of a “so shit it’s good” programme.