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Saturday, January 11, 2014

TV Show Review: Helix on SyFy

TV Series Sci-Fi | Thriller
Creator: Cameron Porsandeh
Billy Campbell - Dr. Alan Farragut
Jordan Hayes - Dr. Sarah Jordan
Neil Napiee - Dr. Peter Farragut
Hiroyuki Sanada - Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
Kyra Zagorsky - Dr. Julia Walker
Mark Ghanimé - Major Sergio Balleseros
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation...or total annihilation.

Helix is the product of some of the biggest names in genre television, starting with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). Also Executive Producing are Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files).

Helix must have cost SyFy a lot of money because they have been promoting the crap out of it. I’ve been waiting months for it. But was it worth the wait? Hell yeah! I could poke holes in the science and story all day long, but in the end it is a lot of entertainment packed into 60 minutes. You get a high creep factor, lots of suspense and some damn fine looking actors too boot!
Billy Campbell (wow, he has great hair) plays the genius CDC expert, Dr. Allan Farragut, sent in to investigate an outbreak in the middle of the Artic and when has any movie/show set in the Artic been a good thing? Yeah, never! The lab facility is run by Dr. Hiroshi Hatake played by Hiroyuki Sanada who is also in the movie Ronin 47. His character stands around looking all evil scientist and says very little, but he looks good doing it. Neil Napiee plays Dr. Peter Farragut the black gooey kisser. He does psycho really well. The women on the team are all very nice to look at too.

Here is the main cast. Guess which characters are hiding a  a big secret?

You can catch the pilot and episode #1 and #2 on demand or the SyFy website. I suggest you see them in order. One last thing I want to mention is the music used. WTH? It is actually kind of brilliant how the upbeat music is used with the disturbing scenes.
Imagine watching people dying a horrible death while listening to this little ditty... simply brilliant!
I already have my theories about what is going on. If you want to talk about it use the comments. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read the comments!

4.5 “monkey popsicle” sheep



  1. Funny that this posts now. I hadn't heard of the series until I was flipping through the guide earlier and saw the first two episodes about to be on. Went ahead and recorded them to eventually give a chance. I'll definitely watch them tomorrow after your review. :)

    1. if you like sci-fi and horror then you'll love it. Plus the men are nice to look at ;)

  2. I DVR'd it and watched it tonight. Dang but I loved this new show. I love medical science fiction, I don't know why but anything with viruses, labs and doctors are shows I'm likely to watch. I wasn't too sure about this show after seeing the rats is those little cages but when the hairless infected rat went frickin nuts and burst through the glass to get to that other rat..I damn near wet myself laughing so hard.

    1. lol! And then he delivered the ooey gooey black kiss to the other rat. That was pretty awesome. My daughter is a big virus sci-fi/horror lover. We will have to discuss each week. I already have my ideas about what is going on.

    2. Yeah I have an idea of what's going on too. Dr. Hiroshi Hatake must be patient zero because he's just too damn creepy. Or an Alien and he gave his alien blood for those scientists to mess around with and now the virus is trying to replicate and infect as many humans as possible.

  3. It certainly is too creepy for me, but my boyfriend watched it yesterday and loved it.

  4. I enjoyed the show, it had just the right amount of creep factor going on. I do have to say I really don't like Jordan Hayes' character, she just annoys me LOL

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