All that happens in the busy opening hour, which appears to have exhausted most of its budget on the darkened blood that spontaneously oozes from the soon-to-be deceased.
Part of the problem in the first act of this six-episode order, written by Michael Mc Gowan and directed by “24” alum Jon Cassar, is that it spends almost no time introducing the players before all hell starts breaking loose, as adults abruptly begin to keel over.
(Tellingly, Mc Curdy is the only cast member listed under the “starring” tab on Netflix’s press site.) Netflix is obviously seeking to offer a diversified menu of original programming, and “Between” fits squarely in the youth/thriller basket.Elsewhere, there are conflicts built around a young guy in prison and a pair of brothers who get into it with one of the town’s wealthy residents, neither of which really promises to add up to much.See More: Netflix Pacts for Original Canadian Thriller Series ‘Between’ Starring Jennette Mc Curdy In some respects, there’s an “Under the Dome”-type vibe to the situation – especially with those tall, barbed-wire fences that immediately sprout up – with a “Lord of the Flies” wrinkle.A cut-rate Canadian acquisition, “Between” is an utterly ho-hum addition to Netflix’s original lineup, diving into another conspiracy-driven premise and indifferent assortment of young characters.
The main draw, such as it is, should be the presence of former “i Carly” co-star Jennette Mc Curdy as one of the survivors in the small town of Pretty Lake, where the over-21 population is being decimated by a strange outbreak, and everyone else has been quarantined.The tenth season of Degrassi premiered in Canada on July 19, 2010, concluded on April 22, 2011, and consists of 44 episodes.