If you have the kind of massive channel selection offered by http://www.cabletelevision.net/cable-providers/ then you might have heard of or even seen a new show on ABC called “Last Resort”.
Last Resort follows the story of Commander Marcus Chaplin (played by Andre Braugher), the CO of a nuclear submarine. In the show, they have been branded as war criminals after disobeying a sketchy order. Most of the episodes take place on a fictional island where the sub is docked.
Themes like honor through defiance and the difference between making a stand and being a terrorist are what make the show great. You essentially have a man who won’t back down and somehow manages to walk the line between grace and hostility without ever compromising his values.
It’s a bold and ambitious idea for a television show, but it demands a little too much from the viewer upfront. Not only does it challenge the viewer to ask important questions both in the fictional world and the real world, it also paints the US Government as a bunch of shady and ambitious bullies.
While that sort of storytelling is certainly revolutionary when it comes to major network television, don’t expect Last Resort to stick around past the first season.
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