Six Degrees

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Surprisingly good, “Six Degrees” has a slow build but wonderful character depth. The show portrays the lives of six people who constantly impact each others lives without knowing it. As their lives intertwine, friendships are made and broken, love is lost and found, and a wonderful story is woven.

The show stars Jay Hernandez, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby as well as some lesser known actors. I found myself making connections with the characters, constantly jumping from one side to the other as conflicts occurred. However, there were a couple things that bothered me about the show. For instance, a certain character that comes into the second to last episode and pretty much connects them all anyway. This additional character felt forced, inorganic, and entirely too convenient. I was sincerely sad to see the show end after only 13 episodes (all found on hulu) and also a bit annoyed that it seemed many characters were suddenly taking the moral route to solve their problems as a clean wrap-up. Despite this blip, I loved the show and all the characters and I believe it was not given a fair chance. The show may not grab you instantly but it builds a story too wonderful to pass up. This show needs an audience with an attention span but the pay out is well worth it.

I recommend this show to anyone who likes interwoven storylines such as “Love Actually” or  “Crash.”

I give it 8 stars!

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