In preparation for the new season of Glitch which will air on Netflix on November 28th, I am doing a brief overview of the outstanding first season.
This show caught my eye from the moment I saw it on the Netflix menu, but it was shoved aside and added to “My List” for later viewing. When the first episode finally popped up on my screen, I had to kick myself for waiting so long to watch this underrated yet fascinating story.
Glitch is a an award-winning Australian drama, which is currently running on Netflix. There is an eclectic group of actors, all who seem to fit perfectly into their roles. It’s a hidden gem that is worth the watch.
The story is centered around a small town policeman, James Hayes (Patrick Brammall) who has stumbled on an incredible scene. Being called to the cemetery for a routine mischief complaint, he gets more than he bargained for. It seems as though a few of the dead residents in his community have decided to rejoin the land of the living.
Some of these people are not of the recently deceased either, some have been gone for hundreds of years. They awaken to a time and decade that is foreign to them, it leads to some interesting conflicts. You may think, people coming back from the dead? Is this another zombie film? It’s nothing like that. They do not run around wanting to tear other people apart, they are just as alive as anyone else, and wanting to learn the truth of why they are there.
One of the newly revived just happens to be Jame’s late wife, Kate (Emma Booth). It took him a long time to come to terms with her death, with her back it puts a strain on his current relationship, which also happens to be with his late wives best friend, Sarah (Emily Barclay). They are expecting their first baby, so the timing is impeccable.
There are very few people who know about the risen. One is the town’s doctor, Elishia McKellar (Genevieve O’Reilly). That is where these souls seek refuge and extensive testing, well as extensive as you can get at a local clinic. Every one of them is healthy, and have quite the story to tell of their former lives. The character development is fantastic and keeps the viewer engaged.
There are so many things I could write here, but that would be giving away vital plot lines and the inevitable ending. There is something extraordinary going on, and it seems that key players know more than they are letting on. As the mystery unravels, so does each character.
With an in-depth story line and out of the box thinking, there is something special about this series. It doesn’t come without conflicts, both internal and external. Having so many different people in close proximity will always have its share of drama. Unfortunately for them there is no escaping their plight. There is an invisible boundary none of them seem to be able to cross, unless they want to go through and excruciating final death.
There are so many twists and turns, it’s unfortunate the episodes run so short. Only six in the first season. There are so many questions and not enough answers, hopefully season two will shed some light on their precarious situation.
This show is certainly worth binging on.