When Dark Pool opens, you meet Jim Krall, a young executive whose career is on the rise.
He has a high-powered job with a prominent financial management firm, a beautiful wife, a six-year-old daughter, and a lovely house in the suburbs. Jim seemingly has the American dream, served with the requisite slice of apple pie.
Until something goes horribly wrong.
In every parent's worst nightmare, Jim's daughter is kidnapped right before his eyes. Even worse, no one, including his wife, is the least bit concerned.
As Jim embarks on a frantic quest to find his daughter - and those responsible - he enters a world where all is not as it seems.
In fact, both he and hIs daughter are the key to a struggle between powerful forces. Shadow cabinets who can traverse time and alter reality to accomplish their agenda.
Jim must discover who these forces are, and what they want from his daughter, if he has any hope of reuniting with her.
Dark Pool intrigued me almost immediately with its tone. During the first two episodes, it seems as though you are watching a 21st century version of Leave It To Beaver. A young man with an adoring family and lucrative career just going about his day.
But the writers throw in subtle (and not-so subtle) clues to inform you that Jim's world is slightly off-kilter:
- there is an office prank performed at his expense that isn't remotely funny, and more than a tad creepy
- the financial services company Jim works for exerts a sinister influence over his life
- the reactions of everyone else to his daughter's abduction
Written by Rick Gott, the first season of Dark Pool contains 10 well-produced episodes. It is a fascinating, compelling scifi mystery that, along with the protagonist, makes you question just what is real and what isn't.
Below is the trailer which gives a hint as to the project's tone:
You can watch the complete first season on the series official YouTube channel:
For more information about the production, please visit the official Facebook page:
Fortunately, a second season of Dark Pool was successfully funded by KickStarter - reportedly with a third being planned.
I really enjoyed watching this mind-bending science fiction mystery, and look forward to future episodes.
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