RHI’s FLOOD Review: Premieres December 16th at 7pm on ION Television Network

RHI original miniseries FLOOD on the ION Television Network

Don’t know what to watch this week-end? How about a disaster type TV miniseries? Meet RHI original miniseries, FLOOD, a four-hour television event that imagines what would happen if London became the victim of a flood (pun not intended). Flood airs in its entirety on December 16th at 7pm on the ION Television Network.

Flood could be like any other average miniseries if it wasn’t for the great cast it inherited. Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), Jessalyn Gilsig (Prison Break, Nip/Tuck), Tom Courtenay (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Dr. Zhivago), Joanne Whalley (Scandal, Dance with a Stranger), David Suchet (Poirot, A World Apart), Nigel Planer (Hogfather, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Young Ones), and Tom Hardy (Marie Antoinette, Black Hawk Down) all star.

Flood follows three experts – a top marine engineer (Carlyle), his ex-wife (Gilsig) and his father (Courtenay) – in a race against the water in order to save London from annihilation.

I have always taken pleasure (I don’t know if pleasure is the right word here) in these action-type miniseries or TV movie. They offer great entertainment and are usually decent enough for you to spend a great two hours (or four in this case) in front of the TV. Beats paying $15 for a movie and falling asleep halfway because it’s so bad.

After watching Flood, I can honestly say that if you usually enjoy these sort of disaster movies, you have to watch Flood. Not only does it deliver everything you can expect from that type of story – action, sacrifice, destruction… you get the point – it has one of my favorite actors as the main character, Robert Carlyle, who is brilliant as always.

I cannot say this is the best miniseries you will ever see, but I can say that it will give you a full four-hour of non-stop action, adrenaline rush, and good acting (which is so important for the audience to really connect with what is happening).

Watch Flood Sunday December 16th at 7 pm on the ION Television Network. What else are you going to watch, right?

Released Storyline: When a raging storm coincides with high tides to unleash a colossal tidal surge, the River Thames quickly rises to unprecedented levels and overwhelms the series of barriers designed to keep the city of London safe and dry. As millions of lives hang in the balance, three experts – a top marine engineer, his ex-wife and his father – race against time to save a city on the brink of annihilation. With global warming, rising sea levels, intensifying storms and other real-life issues making headlines on a daily basis, Flood takes viewers to the heart of a catastrophe that seems both unimaginable and yet all too possible in today’s world.