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Friday, January 8, 2021

TV Series Review: Snowpiercer Season 1 (2020)

Snowpiercer TV Series (2020– )
Creators: Josh Friedman, Graeme Manson
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Network: TNT
Premiere Date: May 17, 2020
10 episodes
Seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe, where class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

My husband and I saw the movie Snowpiercer way back when. It was kind of depressing. But the trailer for the TV series was interesting and we felt it was worth a try. Yeah, I watched it back in May and just reviewing it now.

Some people I talked to weren't going to watch it based on their feelings about the movie--like I said, depressing. The first episode did have that feel to it, but it was more to set up the dynamic on the train between the first-class and the lower. After that, it is a very different story.

We enjoyed it. There was an interesting murder mystery and I really like the characters/actors. Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill and Daveed Diggs as Andre Layton are excellent as well as Mickey Sumner's Bess Francis Till. Every episode ended with a cliff-hanger to keep you waiting for more.

The second season premiers on January 25, 2021.

The movie/TV series are based on the 2013 South Korean–Czech film of the same name (directed by Bong Joon-ho) and the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. You can read the graphic novel in English.
January 28, 2014
by Jacques Lob  (Author), Jean-Marc Rochette (Illustrator)
Titan Comics
Transperceneige Book Series


  1. Had not heard of this, but need to check it out.

  2. I’m anxious for the second season. I enjoyed the first. The ending was great.