TV Preview: Day One

July 10th, 2009

This might actually be a good year for sci-fi. I had heard about NBC’s new show Day One, but it sounded a little bit similar to Jericho. A global disaster, a group of people banding struggling to survive together; it didn’t seem that interesting. But now the first trailer has come out, and it’s got me intrigued.

Here’s the description from NBC:

In the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world’s infrastructures, a small band of survivors strives to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took place and what the future has in store. Told from the point of view of an eclectic group of neighbors in a Van Nuys, California apartment building, this journey of survival will show us that hope is found in the smallest of victories and heroes are born every day.

And the trailer:

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I’m not too sure about the CGI (but maybe a higher res video would show it better), but the story has got me curious. It’s an alien attack, right? Those weird pillar thingies can’t be man-made. Plus what’s with the whole “I chose each and every one of you”; there’s definitely something more behind that. It somehow seems very reminiscent to The Stand, a Stephen King mini-series from a couple of years ago.

What do you think? Worth watching?