TV Series: Helix

Helix is a series about a disease outbreak in a high-tech facility in the Arctic, just out of the legal jurisdiction of prying noses, that ramps up the tension as a team from the Center for Disease Control arrives on the scene to help. What they find is something very bad and very weird.

Created and written by Cameron Porsandeh, Helix comes from a fine brain trust of executive producers: Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files).  So, despite the ease with which many of these ambitious ideas go sideways, there's certainly faith in those behind the curtain to pull something off.

The story starts out in the Arctic but takes of and spreads it's wings to an island in the second season, which I'm loving. There are always hints that things are bigger than they appear, of course, and so Helix could move its environs and expand its world. And there will be twists that you were not expecting which makes the series very interesting and grips you to it.

There are a lot of other series like The Stain that have a similar base and then just gone bad =) But that is a topic for another day. I love seeing this and I would give it a 8/10.

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