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The Purge 

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Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a night where all crime is legal for 12 hours.

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James DeMonaco
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Series cast summary:
Gabriel Chavarria ...  Miguel Guerrero 10 episodes, 2018
Hannah Emily Anderson ...  Jenna Betancourt 10 episodes, 2018
Jessica Garza ...  Penelope Guerrero 10 episodes, 2018
Colin Woodell ...  Rick Betancourt 10 episodes, 2018
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Amanda Warren ...  Jane Barbour 9 episodes, 2018
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The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. Written by ahmetkozan

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Will You Hide or Will You Seek?


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4 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Betancourts are named after co-executive producer Mick Betancourt. See more »

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Follows The Purge: Election Year (2016) See more »

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!! BADLY PRODUCED CASH GRAB THAT DISAPPOINTS !!
17 September 2018 | by moovemkrSee all my reviews

I have now watched two episodes and this is definitely not a very good TV show.

I had my doubts when I saw the show was on the USA Network. The Purge concept is hard R rated violence so being on basic cable made no sense.

You can tell the production is fairly low budget. I am guessing they figured they could capitalize on the films and make some money without a big budget but this is not only low budget it is often amateurish.

There is one particular scene where the character of Miguel has to run a gauntlet to live and the scene is not only comically low budget but the editing is confusing and basically makes no sense. I do not know if the scene was edited by the network for time or if they just did not have the money to make it work during production but its just bad.

Many of the reviews I just read here seem to be right about the number of commercials. As I was watching I kept thinking, another commercial, wasn't there just one three minutes ago. Would be interesting for someone to time them and get the actual data but my theory is that the network knew they had a stinker on their hands and figured they would edit the show down, stuff in some more commercials and try and pay for this mess until people quit watching. Which could explain the gauntlet scene.

What is really sad is that I still enjoy the concept and will keep watching with hope that it gets better. As insane as the idea of a purge is it works well as a metaphor for what is happening in our society. Life expectancies are going down in our country and if you think that is just random, think again. Yep, we live in a country in which living a long time may one day be only something the rich can afford to do.


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