UNSTABLE is a fast-paced barrage of sarcastic one-liners. It is, at times, silly, saccharine sweet. It deals with eccentric scientific geniuses wanting to make a difference in our world. Ellis  Dragon (Rob Lowe) simply wants to save our world from climate change catastrophes.  

This series has several other strong themes running through each episode. It is all about father/son relationships, grief, friendship, and acceptance of who you are. This is done with humor and quick rebuttals. Some hit home, while many others just fall like a heavy stone in a lake. Plop and then silence. It’s a mixed bag, for sure. 

Ellis’s son, Jackson (John Owen Lowe), is Rob’s real-life son. The two okay off each other almost intuitively. Duh. Their dialogues are fun, entertaining, and filled with a learning curve. The two of them have the most incredible hair. It is almost a mirror image. Almost. 

The entire ensemble is quirky. The writers really did choose over-the-top characters to be employed at this company. Are all scientists this strange? At times, everyone seems quite “forked.” 

UNSTABLE would like viewers to “expand their world.” I did. I binged the entire season. Was it worth it? Sometimes. It didn’t add to my stress level, so that’s a good thing. It ended with a cliffhanger. I will take up the flute while I wait. 

UNSTABLE is available to stream on NETFLIX.  

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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