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  • Warning: Spoilers
    The Vault is a 'Reality Show' by a dying network trying to save themselves. They stick 150 college students in 'The Vault'. Each get their own room and have a number of specific objects inside. They have to 'solve' their room in a week. If they do, they win and get a hefty amount of money.

    The first season is paced perfectly. The plot is intriguing and the characters all have depth. Each room is relevant and just when you think you have the answer, just when the whole things seems clear as day, a curve ball hits. What seem to be big questions often turn out to be minor.

    At one point, you get scared that the show is about to get formulaic, the biggest twist of the season happens- Episode 12.

    For any aspiring filmmaker or future web series creator, this is a show to reference and also enjoy. It is much more interesting than it's inspiration, LOST.
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    I really enjoyed this series. I liked all the "what's going on?" and "what does it mean?" stuff you'd get from Lost. I see the current review favorably compares this to Lost. I'm not an aspiring filmmaker and I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I think this series suffered the same drawbacks.

    I was really intrigued by the different rooms and what they contained, but, It's basically meaningless once you learn it's about the people and not what the room contains. Just like Lost, I was hyped about the mystery, especially in episode 12, when you learn about the red team.

    I knew there were only 16 episodes (not including the extra mini-episodes) and around episode 14 I knew what was happening. Just like Lost, they wrote themselves in a corner and I felt like it was a cop-out. So, the world, or at least their area, is destroyed from a nuke(?). No one was watching, the blue team's triumph and Henry's journey seems pointless. Nothing was really important about the planned show, other than a slightly edgier than normal reality show. Nothing sinister intended.

    It tries to cover up the plot holes and rushed ending with metaphors and cliffhangers, but the last couple episodes left a bad taste in my mouth. I was intrigued, moderately entertained, wanted to learn more, really entertained, then disappointed. It's still the best web-series I've seen to date. Just like Lost (I know, I know), I won't throw the baby out with the bath water. Good job, creators.