If you love 19th century adventure tales with an emphasis on colonial hubris, as well as slow and atmospheric Lovecraftian horror, then "The Terror" will prove sheer catnip. Jared Harris and Ciarán Hinds command the show with powerhouse performances, while Ridley Scott provides the exquisite production values you'd expect. For my money, this is the best thing Scott has had his name attached to since "Prometheus."
A squandered use of fictional and non-fictional premise, mild colonialist racism of the very flavor it thinks it's avoiding, and managed to squeak in a gay villain, which is almost impressive. After being hooked by the first two promising episodes, this viewer clocked out after the end of ep. 7, having had about enough.
Excellent cast. Very good storytelling. Top quality on all levels. Misleading and meaningless title. This is about a group of men who rather fight with themselves than with the elements. Primarily a psychogram about fear, greed & obsession, downstream about nordic expedition & aliens involved. Masterpiece.
Close to ten hours of superbly production designed men of old huffing and puffing in a cold, wild world. Odd choices like skipping any story during the first entire winter of being locked into the ice and the implausible Inuit connection stretched things a bit here and there and yet at the end, I find myself missing these characters. As others have said, better not to show the creature at all. 3.5 stars
Excellent series with a very respectable cast who deliver the acting chops time and time again. The story is tautly told and enthralls throughout even though the story runs on empty a couple of times. And as per usual, showing the monster is not always a good idea... Production design is very good but for me the real treat is the score from the late Marcus Fjellström.
Maybe, Ridley Scott and co. are finally beginning to understand alien =/ bad, that fiddling with their big fat white male fingers at things they fail to understand doesn't qualify them as alien, and that their big fat white male fingers have brought more terror than harmony to the world. Or maybe I just loved the mood too much that I am biased.
The Horror, the horror. The terror. O furor. Shackleton meets Carpenter. The British squad of acting is awfully good. No matter how good the writing may be, they elevate any words to the stars and back. Harris, Hinds and Menzies (HHM, ha: a BCS homage, perhaps?) are scary good. You've got my undivided attention gentlemen. Proceed.
AMC's best series since Halt and Catch Fire, The Terror is superbly crafted, visually stunning, and consistently gripping. This dynamic show created by the Suspiria remake scribe achieves that rare sweet spot between rewarding suspense and multi-layered character development.