The next podcast will be on Feb. 19th and will be a guest cast by Mark.

Main Menu

"The River" - on ABC

Started by Rico, February 10, 2012, 05:15:50 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


This new series just started this past week.  You can see the first two episodes on Hulu right now (if you can get Hulu where you are).  I have to say, I just watched the first episode and I'm very intriguied by what I saw.  The cast seems solid and the premise is interesting.  Definitely has a "Lost" vibe to it.  Give it a try.

"The River" follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him. Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole's emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole's cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann). "The River" stars Bruce Greenwood ("Star Trek") as Emmet Cole, Joe Anderson ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2") as Lincoln Cole, Paul Blackthorne ("Lipstick Jungle") as Clark, Paulina Gaitan as Jahel, Leslie Hope ("24") as Tess Cole, Eloise Mumford ("Lone Star") as Lena, Shaun Parkes ("The Mummy Returns") as Adjay, Thomas Kretschmann ("King Kong") as Captain Kurt Brynildson and Daniel Zacapa ("Resurrection Blvd.") as Emilio. "The River," from Amblin's Steven Spielberg, Daryl Frank and Justin Falvey, showrunner/executive producer Michael Green ("Heroes," "Kings"), is also executive-produced by Oren Peli (creator of "Paranormal Activity"), Zack Estrin, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. Teleplay by Michael R. Perry and Michael Green, story by Oren Peli & Michael R. Perry and Michael Green. The pilot is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by ABC Studios.




Thanks Rico I'll check it out.


Anybody else watching this?

Watched the first 2 episodes last night. Really enjoyed it. It has a quite original style, I like the reality TV feel to it and it is pretty spooky!

I recommend checking it out.


I did like it, I like the setting alot and the creepiness. Though it's getting crap ratings and probably won't be around after its initial run which is a shame. I'd like to see where they take this story and I would have watched Bruce Greenwood's nature show every week!
Check out our Classic BSG podcast! http://ragtagfugitivepodcast.com/


They can't cancel it! There's magic out there! ;)


I'm enjoying it too.  It has a little Indiana Jones vibe to it and I like the setting.  But, yeah I doubt it will make it.  Mid season is brutal for new series to grab a foothold.


Well I hope they do it justice and at least give us a nice and complete "Mini Series" feel to it.

I really wish new shows would format themselves as a mini series for their initial run like many did in the past. This way the viewers get a complete and coherent story and it may stand a better chance of being picked up.


When I read the title, I was afraid this would be another disastrous remake of Philip Jose Farmer's 'Riverworld' series.  ((Loved the books, hated the TV show..))