5 ** Carpathia And Forthaven **MissManxBailey | 02/03/2011 | See all MissManxBailey's reviews (51)I am always sceptical about new drama, you never quite know how good or bad the writing is going to be. But I was pleasantly shocked with this writing.The scenario, without giving too much away - It's set in about 2050, something like that, and the planet is called Carpathia, which is a few years journey from Earth. People escaped from Earth, you learn a little as time goes on as to why, and what happened. The new base is called Forthaven, they have a president, and they have power and their own water and food.The series is focussed on the people there, on them finding out about the new planet they have decided to call home, and some of the new things about it they never realised.The standard of acting is amazing, and the storylines, in my opinion, are really good. You are pretty well gripped from start to finish of each episode.No doubt there will be people who will slate this, it's easier to dismiss something and not give it a true chance to settle in. Let's not forget, many new series were slated initially, Only Fools & Horses was totally mocked initially, and then look what happened.I hope everyone gives this a chance. There is some good quality acting and drama here, and I hope it comes back for a second series. This first series took 2 years to make!