This is the spoiler free review of the series premiere of AMC’s new series The Terror.
In 1845, two Royal Navy Ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror left England in an attempt to finally discover a navigable passage to the Arctic and ended up being stuck in the treacherous icy condition of the The Arctic.
AMC’s new horror series takes a turn on real based events of The Queen’s ships trying to wander and find the Northwest Passage. The series is based on the 2007 best-selling novel of the same name by Dan Simmons. The ships were recently found in 2014 and 2016 in the Canadian Arctic beneath the sea. The first episode starts mildly setting a premise beautifully for the horrors to come in the next few episodes. The scenic beauty of the Arctic with those magnificent polar explorer ships gives enough to give you the chills at the start. Background score has been kept to a minimum and the natural effects are enough to keep you on your toes.
Talking about the actors in this show leading the path is Jared Harris as Captain Francis Crozier who is the captain of the ship, HMS Terror. A realistic and logical man, he is always skeptical and takes fear in the fact that the icy surroundings are not merciful.
Ciarán Hinds as Captain Sir John Franklin is a God fearing man and the captain of HMS Erebus. He would rather have faith in the Gods above than the logical reasoning of his counterpart from the other ship. Still as the leader he has the cool and calm head to listen to everyone before taking a decision on anything.
Tobias Menzies as Commander James Fitzjames is the hothead and carries a grudge against Captain Francis Crozier but is an able officer. All three main line actors play their part perfectly without a hint of doubt.
This 10 episode limited series has a long way to go and for the viewers in India, Amazon Prime is providing the telecast in different regional languages including Hindi and Bengali. That is a big plus for the regional viewers.
It would be a big understatement if I say that the excitement of the things to come for this series in the coming weeks is like a dormant volcano ready to blow up anytime.