Okay. I don’t know how it ended up on my Netflix list, but I started watching Manifest.

The show is a direct rip of The 4400 – only nowhere near as good. (I’m talking about the original 4400 – I’ve only saw a couple episodes of the reboot and wasn’t impressed.) 

A plane from Jamaica to New York disappears and then lands 5 ½ years later – with all the passengers and crew, none of whom have aged a day. 

And surprise, surprise, the people have powers – not like The 4400 (which as I said before is much better) – but powers. 

I mean, come on, y’all.

And of course, everybody is afraid of the returnees and conspiracy theories abound.  (Like we don’t get enough of that shit in our day-to-day lives already.)

Of course, besides the weekly stories, there’s the “Big Bad” looming over everything and everyone. 

God (TIDBI) I hate shows with the Big Bad.  It is just exhausting.  And so predictable. 

And everybody spends a lot of time yelling at everybody else.  And nobody listens or trusts anyone else.  And the hilarity, definitely does not ensue.

I’m already through Season 1 and just started Season 2. 

So, the question is, why am I watching this dreck? 

That is, indeed, an excellent question.  And I just don’t know.  It has sucked me in; but I’m not sure how much longer I can stand it – except they just brought back a character that I really liked and now I’m going to have to watch another episode to find out WTF is up with that!

Please, if you don’t want to waste your precious time watching annoying people doing annoying things, avoid this show.  If you have actually watched it – please, explain to me why I can’t stop watching it? 

I am simply grateful there are only 2 seasons of this hot mess; because clearly I have no self-control.

And oh fuck me, I just found out there are actually 3 seasons.

Yes – this show is as cheesy as this promo would lead one to believe! I can’t say they hid it from me!


  1. There’s actually going to be a fourth, final season, produced by Netflix because NBC canceled it after the first three. I’ve watched all three extant seasons. I found it annoying too but I kept watching because I wanted to find out about the mystery. Where did the plane go during those 5 years, and why didn’t any of the passengers age a day? I assume that Netflix, because it knows that this will be the final season, will solve it for us. Let me tell you, it was a hard day in my house when we found out the series had been canceled after three! This was before Netflix picked it up. So, maybe the reason you keep watching is because you want to know what happened to the plane?

  2. I’m not that concerned about the plane. Right now, I’m thrilled that Vance is back and I’m curious about the “expiration date” and Zeke. Since I never got into Soaps, I guess this constitutes “my stories”.

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