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abc’s ‘the nine’ – not so bad!

abc’s ‘the nine’ – not so bad!
October 8, 2006 MICHAEL KNUDSEN



hey hey – did anyone else catch the series premiere of the nine over on ABC the other night? this year i really tried to not read too much about the new fall TV shows so i could just watch without any preconceived notions…i had no clue who ‘the nine’ were or what happened in there…turns out the show is about nine people who were held hostage during a bank robbery for 52 hours – the show will unravel over the season what happened during those hours plus how everyone is dealing & coping with the situation after the fact! the premiere episode for sure peaked my interest enough to make sure i will tune in this week…ok so that’s my third new show for this season (first was studio 60, second was ugly betty) i think that’s a nice small amount to mix in with my current must-watch shows…popbytes over & out for now – xxoo!







Nine strangers end up in a Los Angeles bank on a fateful morning, as two men lock the doors, pull their guns and announce a bank robbery that will “only take five minutes.” But 10 minutes into the pilot episode, it’s revealed that the bank robbery has gone terribly wrong. SWAT storms the bank, rescuing the hostages and capturing the robbers – but two people are dead. These nine survivors are now banded together as an unlikely family, as they re-enter their lives and grapple with how this seminal event has changed them forever.



“The Nine” is a complex character-based drama series that will unravel the mystery of what transpired during this 52-hour hostage situation in chronological flashbacks that open each episode. But the heart of the series is how that harrowing experience impacted our key characters in their present day lives, as they continue to intertwine, deepen and complicate their connections to one another. Revolving through police, legal and medical worlds, the series is one of hope and rebirth, as the characters continue to reinvent themselves in a positive way or are haunted by fateful decisions from which they’re still struggling to recover.