THE RIG is a supernatural thriller that starts off with a bang and fizzles out by the end. There were infinite possibilities where this series could have gone but didn’t. What a shame since there were only six episodes. 

An oil rig with a Scottish crew and a thick fog…what could be more exciting?  

This is exactly what I originally thought. The writers just didn’t take the viewers to the levels they deserved. I wanted even more action and less speculation. There was way too much explaining. If I am going to watch a series that involves terror, then make me really be scared. The ensemble was okay. I didn’t feel as much as I thought I should for what could happen to our world. In the end, I thought it was bland and predictable. Do I dare mention the huge cliffhanger? If they are renewed, please keep us in the dark (or fog) a little longer and bring on the intrigue. THE RIG could have been ions more compelling for the survival of our species. In an actor’s terminology, show us… don’t tell us. 

THE RIG is available on Prime Video.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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