TNT's 'Snowpiercer' Season 1 Episode 1 has fans hooked to its gripping plotline and dystopian madness
Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, the series draws inspiration from both the film and its source material, the French graphic novel 'Le Transperceneige', by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette
TNT's new adaptation of the groundbreaking Bong Joon-ho movie 'Snowpiercer' is here and it presents a gripping story with crime, drama and revolution. Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, the series draws inspiration from both the film and its source material, the French graphic novel, 'Le Transperceneige', by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.
Focusing on the story of homicide detective-turned-revolutionary Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs), 'Snowpiercer' is a captivating tale set on a train that houses the last of humanity in a world where a global catastrophe caused the whole world to be frozen in a new Ice Age. Viewers who caught the first episode are already flocking to social media to discuss the show and here's what they've got to say:
One fan tweeted, "I’m just gonna say it... huge fan of the books. Huge fan of the movie. TV Series had a lot to live up to. It did NOT disappoint!!! ❤️ Congratulations #SnowpiercerTV on your premiere episode. Well done!!!"
"Snowpiercer was interesting," another fan wrote. "There is a lot going on. They just drop you in and basically say here you go. It does help have if you’ve seen the film. I’m really only watching because of Jennifer Connelly. #SnowpiercerTV"
"First episode was EPIC!! I’m so Hooked. Line. Sinker," another fan declared.
"Was it just me or does #Snowpiercer look really good after that first episode? Wtf I might be hooked," yet another fan wrote.
"The excellent 3 minute backstory sequence in the new #Snowpiercer series is one of many things the 2013 feature film lacked," another fan commented. "Really hoping @tntdrama can do this story justice."
Of course, the show's first episode wasn't everybody's cup of tea, mostly because of comparisons to the movie, which was on a whole other level.
"#SnowpiercerTV ok, so... not the same continuity as the movie... but like, the movie made the nonsense make sense!!! Or maybe, I'm just expecting too much wackadoodle crazy," one viewer wrote.
Ultimately, the movie and the TV show are nothing alike except for the shared setting and it is really unfair to diss the show just because it's not like the film. "Have to tell you, the movie was a little... out there... but the show has a completely different vibe. And it's REALLY good," one fan pointed out. "Don't kick a thing until you've tried it."
How did you like the first episode of 'Snowpiercer'? Are you excited to see where this story goes? Let us know in the comments.
'Snowpiercer' airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on TNT.