Monday, July 1, 2013

Pilot Review: Siberia


 Siberia (Mondays at 10:00 on NBC; Premieres July 1)

If you haven't heard of this show, I'm not surprised. Siberia sort of came out of nowhere last month when NBC acquired it from Infinity Films (which was founded by Capote Oscar nominee Michael Ohoven). The series has made few waves so far, and there is very little information about it available. In this case, that's a good thing. Not knowing what to expect made the experience of watching Siberia's first hour fun; in fact, I'd go so far as to encourage you not to even read NBC's official blurb, because it contains a spoiler for a plot point not mentioned in the pilot that I think tarnished my viewing experience just a bit. If you follow the show's discoveries and unravelings along with the cast, Siberia can be a strange, engaging, curious way to spend your time.