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By James Whittington, Friday 18th June 2010
In 1996 some of the population was preparing for the world to end. Turn of the century tensions were slowly increasing and a panic about a world holocaust was creeping into people’s conscience. Chris Carter, creator of the global hit The X-Files, picked up on this and society’s ever-increasing fear of the evil that lurked in the shadows on every street. He created Millennium, a series that brought high gloss production values as well as true to life horror to TV screens across the world. It was controversial, hard-hitting and violent, but it was also intelligent, mature and compulsive viewing.
Millennium concerns Frank Black (Lance Henriksen), an ex-FBI Agent who has become part of a team named as The Millennium Group, a specialist section who create accurate profiles of serial killers. Frank has a gift, he is able to put himself into the mind of killers, to see what they are thinking, their motives etc thus making him an invaluable asset not only to the Millennium group but also to society itself.
Bleak, uncompromising and truly scary, Millennium gave the world the first ever cinematic TV series. Each episode is shot as if were a movie and contain gritty and realistic storylines that remain with you long after the episode has finished. Think if the movie Se7en had been made into a TV series and you’ll get the idea. The nightmarish imagery is coupled with stunning performances from a cast that give deep and meaningful performances. Henriksen is simply astonishing as Frank Black, a man who is desperately trying to protect his family from the evils of the world whilst Megan Gallagher as his wife Catherine brings a touch of sanity and light to Frank’s darkened world.
Chris Carter is rightfully proud of this series and one can only hope that he will revisit Frank in the near future and give him a cinematic outing for we all know that the world loves a hero and at this moment in time we all need someone to look up to. Millennium is a contemporary classic of a series, one we know Horror Channel viewers will not only enjoy but will return to time and time again.
Millennium is showing every weekday evening on the Horror Channel at 20:00
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