REVIEW: THE NET: THE SERIES

MAIN CAST

Brooke Langton (Swingers)
Joseph Bottoms (Blind Date)
Tim Curry (IT)
Eric Szmanda (CSI)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

William Katt (Carrie)
Kelli Taylor (Nightman)
Mackenzie Gray (Smallville)
Jeff Yagher(V)
Jack Coleman (Heroes)
Lee Garlington (Flashforward)
Jim Byrnes (Highlander: The Series)
Dion Luther (Stargate SG.1)
Louis Ferreira (Stargate Universe)
Kevin McNulty (Elektra)
Peter Bryant (Sanctuary)
Clyde Kusatsu (Alias)
Michael Milhoan (That 70s Show)
Keegan Connor Tracy (Bates Motel)
Jsu Garcia (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Rachel Hayward (Jingle All The Way 2)
Carmen Moore (Andromeda)
Craig Veroni (Darl Angel)
Steve Bacic (Blade: The Series)
Richard Cox (Bones)
Zach Galligan (Gremlins)
Ken Tremblett (Watchmen)
Ona Grauer (Arrow)
Colin Cunningham (Stargate SG.1)
Lisa Robin Kelly (That 70s Show)
April Telek (The Brotherhood 4)
Bill Dow (The Fly 2)
Gary Jones (Stargate SG.1)
Jeffrey Combs (Gotham)
Richard Ian Cox (Stargate: Atlantis)
Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps)
Brennan Elliott (Flight 93)
Hiro Kanagawa (Heroes Reborn)
Chris Owens (Mutant X)
Bruce Abbott (The Prophecy 2)
Jill Teed (Highlander: The Series)
Sarah Deakins (Andromeda)
Dwayne Johnson (Faster)
Jeremy Renner (The Avengers)
Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary)

Having seen the film The Net starring Sandra Bullock, and thoroughly enjoying it, I decided to check out the spin-off series. Of course, it isn’t Bullock playing the main character, but – naturally – a look-a-like, and to her credit actress Brooke Langton does a fine job. The series is obviously richer in scope than the film, but to begin with at least, sticks to the same storyline: Computer geek Angela Bennett loses her identity and gets framed for murder when baddies hack into the government’s computers and changes her file. Angela then goes on the run and tries to clear her name.Image result for the net (1996) brooke langton

Obviously, such a plot is by no means original and both David Jansen and Harrison Ford have traipsed over similar ground in The Fugitive, but to begin with at least, what we had here was an entertaining serial-thriller that was eminently watchable. Acting is top notch from both Langton and in particular Joseph Bottoms, who plays her nemesis Trelawney. In the first few episodes, Angela has an internet contact named Sorcerer who we know only by voice (played by the brilliant British actor Tim Curry), but when his real identity is revealed in Episode 10, the show changes lanes.untitledThe main story arc is resolved in Epsiode 19 leaving the last 3 episodes as a way of taking the show into a new direction that would of continued into a second series, sadly the show was cancelled after one sason, but at least they managed to resolved the major storyline of the show which many fallen shows dont get a chance too. If you enjoyed the movie(s) then the series is a worthy spin-off and is fun to watch

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