Sunday, January 1, 2017

DVD Review: The Code: Season 2


Months after unleashing a storm in the Australian government by exposing corrupt officials, hacker Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman, Manhattan) and his journalist brother, Ned (Dan Spielman, The Secret Life of Us), face the threat of extradition to the US on serious criminal charges. Fortunately for them, Australian authorities have an explosive case they cannot crack, and Jesse might have the skills they need to do it. The government’s target is the brilliant but volatile Jan Roth (Anthony LaPaglia, Without a Trace), proprietor of an online bazaar of illicit weapons, drugs, and dangerous ideas. Exchanging Jesse’s computer expertise for their freedom, the Banks brothers and Jesse’s girlfriend, Hani (Adele Perovic, Fell), delve into Roth’s dark world. But getting close to Roth could cost the trio not only their lives, but all that they hold dear.


My Thoughts

The Code is a political thriller about two brothers, a journalist and a hacker, who stumble upon some secret information that puts them in the middle of a government plot. They try to stay alive while they expose corrupt officials. There are six episodes in this second season:

1 - The brothers' escape to the US doesn't go through. A murder and exploration on the internet are a great start to season 2.

2 - Jesse and Hani's lives are on the line.  Jesse is forced to decrypt code for both sides. Callum  is still missing,

3- Callum has an unlikely team searching for him. Ned gets some help to locate his brother.

4 - Ned and Jesse go into hiding in Indonesian jungle. They attempt to decrypt files to trade for their freedom.



5 -  Several secrets are exposed, and difficult decisions must be made

6 - Threats are everywhere. This is an edge of your seat finale that is both touching and shocking.

The Code is an outstanding series with great character development some awesome scenes in the Australian outback and the jungle. However, I do miss Lucy Lawless since she was my favorite part of the first season. I really enjoyed this series anyway,  and look forward to seeing what happens next in season two. If you want to pick up a copy of this fast-paced series for yourself, its available online at Acorn Media and on Amazon.



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