ABC just had a two hour premiere of a new action, horror, thriller show called The River, which was created by the director of Paranormal Activity. To be honest I wasn't waiting or was too excited for this show to come on. I made no plans to watch it, but I ended up just stumbling upon it at 9pm on ABC last night, and I must say that I actually kind of liked it. I was a huge Lost fan so when Lost ended I feared no show could live up to the awesomeness of it, but The River has definitely stepped up and got me feeling the same excitement like I did for Lost. Although I must admit, Happy Town, another ABC show which was cut after two episodes, did have the great potential to live up to Lost as well, but I guess no one liked it besides me... :/
Now what is interesting about The River is that it is all "found footage." Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this is the first TV show to attempt doing a full series with "found footage." There is definitely a lot of obvious touches from the Paranormal Activity movies in this TV show, but the Paranormal touches seem to work very well with this show. The River has the mysteriousness of Lost and the spice of Paranormal Activity. Will the show last? I sure hope so!
What did you think of the show? Do you think it will last?