Emergence is a cross between Stranger Things and Westworld but without the creepy horror factor. It is sci fi suspense at its best and gives food for thought regarding AI in the future. Allison Tolman plays a local police chief with such appeal that viewers will just love her. She is normal, a bit overweight, clever, ethical and always does the right thing. When she saves a young child from a plane wreck (the adorable Alexa Swinton), her life changes and so does everything else.
Owain Yeoman shows up as a reporter trying to help her solve the mysteries that are beginning to pile up. Handsome with leading man looks, I am surprised he isn't getting top billing in a big screen movie. Veteran actor Clancy Brown plays Jo's dad, and the remaining cast members are just great - I would not change a single one of them. Each episode ends on a cliffhanger and I confess to more than a few 'just one more' sessions. Don't miss it. So nice to see realistic people in an excellent series. 5/5