Here at BZF it’s no secret that we’re big fans of movies and TV shows with an apocalyptic twist. The last couple of years have seen a slew of these kinds of movies dominate the box office and of course AMC has a ratings darling with The Walking Dead.
A few Friday’s ago, I had the pleasure of hosting Mrs K at my humble abode where we indulged in home-made burritos, appletini’s and some end of the world fun. Our mission was to uncover some quality small screen gems to satisfy our cravings for some doomsday debauchery.
So what is on the small screen to satisfy your appetite? Well you will be pleased to know that there are a number of shows out there that are not just one hit wonders but seem to be hitting the mark with audiences all across the globe.
Ok, yes this show is only in the fledgling stages of its debut season, but the ingredients are there for a fun ride. Horribly attractive hotties against a grim background? Check. Planet earth in ruins with freaky nuclear mutated animals? Check. Admittedly, the show has received mixed reviews but hopefully it gets a chance to prove its worth.
Such was the success of season one, Helix has already been green lit for season 2. This was Mrs K’s pick of the bunch and for good reason. Helix gives us an insider’s look at a team of scientists based in the Arctic who work for the Centre for Disease Control. It’s been a while since we’ve had a virus themed show so isn’t it time you got injected?
Falling Skies presents a different sort of apocalypse with aliens replacing zombies – think ET finding home in your backyard and enslaving the human race! Believe it or not, this show will be debuting its fourth season in June this year thanks to strong ratings and a devoted fan base.
I will be honest and say that I haven’t had the chance to check out Revolution, although I have heard good things. Two seasons have screened and the third is yet to be announced, but with a cool premise solidly in place (the planet suffers a massive blackout) there are many possibilities to be explored in this post apocalyptic setting.
Bite you later
Mr Vitamin G