The Code

The Code

Season 1

DVD - 2015
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Several interweaving storylines that start with a mysterious accident and the death of an Aboriginal girl in the outback. Her former teacher, Alex, becomes involved with journalist Ned Banks and his brother, Jesse, a genius computer hacker, to try to unravel the mystery. When the brothers uncover video footage of the crime, they are targeted by powerful and dangerous figures that may be connected to the highest levels of national politics.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, Maryland] : Acorn, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD CODE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (341 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby digital
video file,DVD video
Alternative Title: Code (Television program)

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LauraSteinert
Jul 15, 2018

I found this to be very engaging. In the US we have been brainwashed into thinking that we are the center of the world--and everything important that happens happens here on US soil or where we have sent out troops. This Aussie film is well done from strong acting to solid script to beautiful cinematography. The cast includes teens, Aboriginals, a Brit, and a human-challenged man who just wants to hack to relieve his mental angst because computers are easy, people are hard. (He is not another Asperger's kid, nor a Sheldon take off.) One gratuitous, and much too long, graphic sex scene, but less swearing than one might expect. Not really suited to binge watching as you'll want some time between episodes to think about the messages the series is trying to get across about corporations, the military, mental illness (there are several kinds) and how far can you go to protect your career without losing your soul.

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Parentfx
Apr 26, 2018

This series was ok, but very slow paced!

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kpelish
Apr 01, 2018

Gratuitous violence--including torture techniques lifted from Abu Ghraibi--overshadows the political/military corruption storyline and the intrepid journalist who keeps on pursuing the story. Interesting peek into the culture of the Australian outback.

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capitalcity
Dec 01, 2017

Apparently, the recipe du jour to attract eyeballs for a mainstream studio production wherein the plot involves the internet, coding, encryption, intelligence agency databases, etc. is to have on board an idiot savant as a key cast member. Well, it's wearing thin. Instead of generating empathy and recognizable worthiness, the character is now more likely to have nuisance written all over him/her. Strange, whereas the so-called bad guys employ competent, talented, 'normal' people to construct IT infrastructure, the good guys invariably need a deranged wacko to reverse engineer it. Scriptwriting is evincing creativity bankruptcy. Season 1: just lame.

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tenet
Oct 28, 2017

Rated 2/10. A confused and muddled plot, with extremely so-so acting to boot.

Note to myself: Don't bother with season 2.

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calvoer
Jun 29, 2017

I don't mind a shop-worn story (Monster corporation out to harm the public colludes with cynical government drones) (corporation name: Physanto. Could it be a combo of Pharma and Monsanto? Gee, I wonder). But I do like some originality or authenticity in the rendering, some good acting, clever dialogue, characters that you come to care about, things like that. Unfortunately, despite its slickness, "Code" just doesn't have any of that, even though they threw in an autistic co-hero, and for that reason I don't really care how the plot resolves in season 2. Maybe it gets better.

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ba_library
Oct 29, 2016

Interesting Australian tv series. Involves international intrigue, high tech and family relations. The two main characters are brothers: the elder, a sort of sleazy journalist and the younger brother, a "unique" individual - they never truly identify, but appears to have some sort of autism and is a tech genius. The setting is Canberra (the capital of Australia) and the Australian outback. For some reason, I thought it was set in New Zealand, but that may be just because of Lucy Lawless (Xenia!) is in it. SPL has season 1 (6 episodes) - think it ran for 2 years. Thought it was an interesting/entertaining combination of characters, story and exotic scenery. Good weekend viewing. Some swearing and violence, a bit of nudity, nothing overwhelming or distracting.

d2013 Dec 03, 2015

The beginning of a promising series. I enjoyed it!

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kpelish
Apr 01, 2018

kpelish thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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kpelish
Apr 01, 2018

Violence: Too many violent scenes to list.

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