On Thursday, I stumbled upon a new serial TV show on Youtube called “The Ennead.” I’m not really sure how that’s pronounced, or what it means, but the title was close enough to “The Aeneid,” my favorite Classical epic, to get me to click on it.
Five people wake up in the woods; it’s cold, but most of them are wearing jackets. They all know English, and how to speak, but they don’t remember anything, except waking up. Interspersed with the present are unsettling flashbacks; they all more or less knew each other, and in the present, some of them can feel that they should know each other, but nothing’s clear, to them or to us.
It’s an old fashioned serial film and from what I’ve seen, the show has a lot in common with “Lost,” (I’ve already matched the cast to those characters – I see a Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Sayid and Faraday) but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. At two episodes in, I’m intrigued enough to write about it.
I hope the creator can keep the good times coming; I can forgive less-than-stellar effects, and I hope the five-minute-long episode format will help the story alone and not impede it.
Check it out when you get the chance; new episodes air every Thursday.