When it Rains, it Pours – The Rain Season 2

Season two of The Rain was a wild ride. As with music, the sophomore release is always perceived as more challenging, the original serving as a benchmark. However once again the creative team of Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo delivers triumphantly.

Picking up right from the end of the first season, the surviving members are desperately trying to find a cure for Rasmus before Apollon’s soldiers can capture them and deliver him to the hands of the nefarious corporation. A lead points them in the direction of a group of scientist defectors, where they meet several new compelling characters, and again the show does a great job of peeling back the layers of each one to explain who they are and how they came to be in this situation.

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In Other News #001

So what games have I been playing lately? What shows have caught my eye?

I recently finished watching season one of The Rain on Netflix, a pretty enjoyable Danish drama set in a post-apocalypse where a deadly virus carried by rainfall infects and kills anyone exposed to it. The series follows a group of people thrown together six years after the outbreak as they attempt to survive and reach safety in a Fallout-meets-The Walking Dead-meets-“Coming of Age Story 101” vibe. I say Fallout, because there are bunkers (ie “vaults”) dotted throughout the region belonging to a corporation called Apollon, for who the father of two of the protagonists works for, and within them secrets that unravel and present themselves as the episodes go on. What I especially enjoyed was the character development of each of the group, and the glimpse into their backstories; what brought them to this situation, how they survived this far, how they deal with danger and what lengths they will go to in order to stay alive. Definitely worth a watch if this is your type of genre.

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