The Rain Gives The Young Adult Drama A 28 Days Later Twist
There have been numerous attempts to reinvent the zombie apocalypse trope. Netflix’s The Rain tweaks the scenario a bit by making a man-made germ distributed by rainfall. I’ve only seen the first few episodes but what I’ve seen so far is pretty damn good. Can’t really comment on the acting due to the Scandinavian show being dubbed into English. But the plot and intrigue are there. With only 8 episodes in the season and a second season greenlit by Netflix, The Rain might be at the top of my list of TV shows for 2018. The Rain is not showing on Netflix.
The world as we know it has come to an end, due to a rain-carried virus that wiped out nearly everybody in Scandinavia. Six years after that event, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of the bunker where they have been staying. After discovering all remnants of civilization gone, they join a group of fellow young survivors, and together they head out on a danger-filled quest throughout the abandoned land in search of signs of life. The survivors think they have been set free from societal rules of the past, but they quickly find that even in a post-apocalyptic world there is love, jealousy and other coming-of-age dilemmas that young people have always faced.