Third-episode verdict: The Nine

The Nine

Well, the first episode was dull and that was pretty much the high point. Ever since then, The Nine has descended into a sea of tranquillity and tedium that makes watching paint dry seem like an Olympic sport.

Unlike Lost‘s flashbacks, The Nine‘s don’t add a single thing. Two minutes of someone hiding in the bathroom: goodie. That was time well spent. The characters are all bonding nicely, but they’re all about as exciting as filling in a tax return.

So a definite thumbs down for The Nine. Steer clear of it.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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