Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People


What’cha Watching?

Looking for something new to watch on TV?  Enjoy period shows with a supernatural twist?  Then The Terror is for you.  My husband came across this show on AMC one evening.  I watched for a bit.  Then Lady Silence made her appearance and I was hooked.  I couldn’t believe an Indigenous woman was starring in a TV series with a cast of men.

Lady Silence is a member of the Netsilik people and the shaman’s daughter.  She’s given her nickname “Lady Silence” by the crew.  There is mystery to her and wisdom.  Some of the crew fear her while others want to use her knowledge to kill what is terrorizing them.  As for Lady Silence, she seems to want no part of them, or the creature that is stalking the crew.

Here is the blurb, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes:  British Royal Navy Capt. Sir John Franklin is nearing the end of an uneven career. Described as “a man everyone likes, but no one respects,” Franklin has seen men die under his leadership on previous expeditions, and now he would like to retire with honors by discovering the Northwest Passage. Guiding the HMS Erebus into uncharted territory, Franklin’s most perilous journey yet pushes his crew to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, the men have been put in horrible danger by their commander’s Victorian hubris. A struggle to survive ignites infighting, and Franklin must try to undo the damage he has caused.

You can watch the episodes you missed that are streaming at AMC.

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