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The Silent City is an eerie take on the apocalypse

Only take what you can carry
Only kill what you can eat
Don’t make bonds you can’t break
Don’t get caught outside after dark
Never ask why
Never look back

We happen upon an all-too-familiar post-apocalyptic world in which the above words have become the way of life and only means of survival for our main character. It’s a variation on an old theme, to be sure, but there is lots of value to be had in simply re-fashioning the wheel. And The Silent City is a case of brilliant re-fashioning, as the first episode draws us not only into the world, but into the life of an unnamed protagonist, whose only goal is… you guessed it – to stay alive.

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