Silo is an Apple + TV series that is brought to us by Graham Yost. I was sure I knew the name Graham Yost and it turned out he was behind two movies I loved n my teenage years, Speed and Broken Arrow. What we have here is a fun dystopian future kind of show that leaves you with more questions at the end of each episode.
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The Movie Review
It was actually my wife who discovered this show before I did as she is a huge fan of Rebecca Ferguson who plays the main character of Juliet in this show. Silo actually has a stacked cast as in addition to Rebecca Ferguson we have Parks and Recs alumni, Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo, Tim Robins, and Common to name a few.
I do have to say that as of me writing this, I have only seen five episodes of Silo as it is a show that is on weekly. Which brings me to a rant, why do streaming services do this? Netflix does it best, when they have an original program, 99/100 all the episodes are thrown up at once, I am so over waiting a week for a TV show these days! More often than not, I will wait for a show to finish its season and then watch it!
Anyway, the premise of Silo is that we have the last of humanity living inside this giant solo that is over 100 floors deep. The outside world is said to be toxic and that is why people have to stay in here. I think that this is a great concept for a show, but it is far deeper than we first think.
There was some kind of uprising many years ago and much of history has been lost, leaving people with very little knowledge of what happened. Much of what goes on revolves around the IT department and the security department. Juliet is an engineer and she eventually ends up becoming the sheriff of the Silo.
Many characters like Juliet and Allison who works in the IT department start to question what they are being told about the Silo and the way things are and have to be. You see, people can leave the Silo, but they are tasked with cleaning the sensors and it is a one-way trip, so far, everyone that has left has died.
Right from the start, I fell in love with the whole mystery aspect of this show, it is a bit slow-paced, but I am actually liking that about it. In some ways the way we are left with all these questions makes me think of shows like Lost which is a very good thing if you ask me. It makes you excited for the next episode as you are desperate to know what happens next.
Now, I am only five episodes in and there are five more to go, with a second season already greenlit! That means, I am sure there will be even more twists and turns to come in the story, probably with a huge cliffhanger at the end of season one. I am enjoying the show a great deal (my wife checked out after episode 2) and eagerly await to find out what is going on. I have even been tempted to look into the book series that the show is based on!
- I am well and truly sucked in by the mystery of the Silo
- What the deal with the outside world is, is also fascinating to me!
- There are some very interesting characters in this show
- I love how dark and dingy the Silo is
- As of writing, half the season is still set to air so I have no idea if the ending will live up to what has been set
- I hate having to wait a week for a new episode, why do streaming services do this?