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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 18, 1998
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Eric Szmanda, Joseph Bottoms, Brooke Langton
  • Summary: This show is based on the box office film in 1998 'The Net'. After Angela Bennett a computer expert opens an unexpected email she is then thrown in to a world of terrorism, drugs, and money. The terrorists are called the praetorians, everything they do is build around the computer age. SoThis show is based on the box office film in 1998 'The Net'. After Angela Bennett a computer expert opens an unexpected email she is then thrown in to a world of terrorism, drugs, and money. The terrorists are called the praetorians, everything they do is build around the computer age. So the only way that Angela Bennett can fight back is through her computer but with her identity stolen and a new one created, she is wanted by the government and as one of the top 10 wanted by the FBI, she is also on the run. If the praetorians catch her they will kill her. So with the help of an unknown person called the sorcerer, the only way she can win is to stop what the praetorians are doing and get her identity back. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 75
    The Net provides a whole lot more fun, thanks to the sprightly Brooke Langton, cast in Bullock's role as Angela Bennett, a free-lance computer fixer who one day receives a mystifying bit of electronic mail. [17 July 1998, p.E-12]
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 2, 2014
    70
    It's superior to the movie. Both were produced by veteran Irwin Winkler. Brooke Langton, inheriting the role played in the film by Sandra Bullock, is more attractive and is able to project what Bullock lacks: warmth and vulnerability. [18 July 1998, p.E01]
  3. Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    Jun 2, 2014
    60
    While the series _ based on the 1995 Sandra Bullock film _ is more breathless than brainy, there's enough going on to make you want to stay tuned. [17 July 1998]
  4. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Jun 2, 2014
    60
    Ms. Langton seems to be a good enough actress, but she doesn't have the lovable vulnerability that Ms. Bullock, at her post-"Speed" peak, brought to the movie role. And Ms. Langton doesn't exude the sexy spookiness of David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, the character who is clearly Angela's male counterpart. The show itself is inoffensive, if a little obvious, and could go either way.
  5. Reviewed by: Ray Richmond
    Jun 2, 2014
    60
    It ain't bad by basic cable standards. That is to say, Langton is a poised female lead, sufficiently alluring to make you forget the fact that what's going on is all pretty implausible. [13 July 1998, p.34]
  6. Reviewed by: Mike McDaniel
    Jun 2, 2014
    58
    I like the idea of The Net as a series, with Angela living week to week in a Fugitive-type existence, trying to reclaim her identity and bring down the bad guys. If future scripts are clever enough, and viewers persevere past the first episode, this show could be a winner. [18 July 1998, p.7]
  7. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Jun 2, 2014
    40
    What is not so wonderful is the program itself, which takes the ill-received 1995 movie starring Sandra Bullock as its starting point but doesn't seem to venture much further than that entertainment's idea: Put a gal with a fetching smile, a Gap wardrobe and a hacker's aptitude on the run for her life. [17 July 1998, p.3]