Silo – The Intersection of Post-Apocalyptic Worlds and Small-Town Mysteries

SERIES REVIEW – The new series from Apple TV Plus, “Silo,” breathes fresh life into the post-apocalyptic genre, venturing into uncharted territory by trading spectacular devastation for the mystery of a small-town setting. In lieu of the typical bleak and oppressive narrative, the creators have crafted a world where survival within confined spaces and the intricate web of human relationships take center stage. The series keeps the audience engaged with intriguing plot twists, character development, and a gripping storyline, while keeping them guessing about the ultimate mystery.



Based on Hugh Howey’s eponymous novels, “Silo” takes place in a future following an unknown catastrophe. The survivors live in a massive, hermetically sealed underground silo, insulated from the toxic outside world. Life in Silo resembles a small town, complete with its mayor, sheriff, market, and farm, where everyone contributes to the survival of the community. The series explores the daily lives of Silo dwellers and the mysteries unfolding around them.



Investigation in a Post-Apocalyptic World


The series marries the post-apocalyptic setting with an unlikely venue: a small-town murder investigation. The central characters, Sheriff Holston and Juliette, are at the heart of the unraveling mystery. As the investigation deepens, they come closer to the larger mysteries of Silo and the world outside. In addition, “Silo” cleverly weaves various narratives around the central mysteries, which revolve around the past and the outside world. All traces of human history have vanished, leaving the inhabitants of Silo clueless about the past.


The nature of the outside world is shrouded in uncertainty, as nobody can leave Silo due to the widely accepted belief that the air is poisonous. The exterior world can only be glimpsed through a massive screen displaying a landscape of desolation and ruins. People can choose to leave, but they can never return, making such a decision effectively a death sentence.



Human Dimensions


While the series grapples with profound existential questions, it does so smartly and at a relatable, human level. The everyday life of Silo community takes center stage, and the larger narratives always link back to specific characters and stories. The series depicts life, work, friends, and family in a world where survival is paramount. The creators depict the life of Silo community with meticulously designed, realistic settings and retrofuturistic technology. The first season of “Silo” ingeniously uses the familiar post-apocalyptic backdrop to narrate a much more classic story. The series keeps viewers on tenterhooks till the very end, and although not all questions are answered, the final episode deepens the mystery even further.



Silo: A Fascinating Tale


“Silo” is a thrilling and twist-filled sci-fi drama teeming with mysteries, secrets, and surprises. The series not only captures viewers’ attention but also rivets them to their screens, posing questions that they too are eager to answer. Why do people live in this silo? What happened outside? Who controls this system? What is Juliette’s fate? Silo is also filled with unexpected twists and shocking revelations that rewrite everything we’ve known so far. The narrative isn’t afraid to take risks and surprise viewers.

In addition to being a thrilling sci-fi drama, the series is also a deep social critique, touching upon topics like the future of humanity, ecological crisis, oppression, and resistance, corruption, and defiance – all depicted and narrated through stellar performances and an intriguing, twist-filled narrative in a meticulously designed universe.

The inhabitants’ psychological processes and relationship structures within Silo are central elements in the series. The constant escalating tension and limited space necessitate the inhabitants to wrestle with a sense of confinement and anxiety. The characters embark on an emotional rollercoaster, and the series skillfully illustrates how they grapple with extreme circumstances.

Within Silo, the characters engage in a life-or-death battle with both external threats and their own inner demons. The series masterfully plays with elements of fear, power, and the dynamics of human relationships, delving deeply into the darker recesses of the human psyche. It’s this depth and the presence of psychological layers that make ‘Silo’ genuinely memorable and thought-provoking.

Silo, thus, is a must-watch for those who enjoy thrilling and engrossing post-apocalyptic and sci-fi dramas about future societies. It boasts an impressive visual realm, a plot filled with mysteries, and well-developed characters. The direction and performances are excellent, and the series explores themes such as confinement, power, corruption, the pursuit of knowledge, human nature, and survival instinct. If these are compelling questions for you, then it’s time to start this AppleTV Plus sci-fi series — or you could even wait for the final episode and binge-watch it all at once, as there are only a few episodes left as of the time of writing.



Direction - 9
Actors - 8.8
Story - 9.2
Visuals/Music/Sounds/Action - 9.4
Ambience - 9



'Silo' is a stunning survival drama featuring a compelling plot and deep characters. The series' breathtaking visuals and mystery-laden story consistently engage viewers' attention. The robust direction and excellent performances further enhance the series' enjoyment. 'Silo' is exciting and thought-provoking, ensuring an unputdownable viewing experience from start to finish."

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BadSector is a seasoned journalist for more than twenty years. He communicates in English, Hungarian and French. He worked for several gaming magazines – including the Hungarian GameStar, where he worked 8 years as editor. (For our office address, email and phone number check out our impressum)

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