I have been watching 4th and final season og “The 4400” – here are a few thoughts on the series.
The concept of the series :
Over a period of about 60 years 4400 people have mysteriously disappeared. Suddenly, all reappear brought back in a giant ball of light.
The scene does, to a certain extent, remind me of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, but “The 4400” continues where, “Close encounters” end with a lot of people coming back.
As some of the returnees show unusual abilities, fear and suspicion arises.
What I particularly like in this series is a continued story through the series, each season always ending with a completely new – and often surprising – situation.
Characters are believable, most episodes feel well written, produced and acted.
Some people seem to complain about short (in this case 13 episode) seasons, but I think a lot of series may benefit from the shorter seasons, giving writers – and the whole team – the possibility of giving their best without running out of steam.