De omnibus dubitandum
15 Mar 2011
Last Sunday the last episode of season 1 of Outcasts was aired on BBC One.
Outcasts is a superb science fiction series about a group of human colonists that, having fled a dying Earth, are trying to build a new life on a distant planet called Carpathia.
The series features great storylines that explore many profound ideas: what it means to be human, the morality of science, abuse of religious power, and much more.
On top of that we have hidden enemies and hidden agendas, secrets within secrets, and a season finale ending with a powerful cliffhanger.
All this is rounded off with some absolutely fantastic performances from the cast, which includes Liam Cunningham, Daniel Mays, Amy Manson, and Eric Mabius.
In short, it’s an amazingly good sci-fi drama series that blows anything out of the water that’s currently on British TV. It’ll easily end up being the best TV series of 2011.
So of course it’s been axed.
Instead we’ll be entertained with another season of “So You Think You Can Dance”, more episodes of “Masterchef”, and roughly a thousand different shows about antiques in your attic.
Fuck you, BBC. Fuck you very much.