Netflix’s Cargo is a refreshingly original take on the zombie apocalypse. At its heart, it is a story of determination, human will, overcoming mistakes, and handling loss.
It is never action-packed, but rather a slow burn, yet overall fraught with tension. Martin Freeman was engaging, making me at times frustrated at him, frustrated for him, and in the end truly wishing his bleak circumstances will present a modicum of hope.
Settle in to watch, turn off your distractions, and enjoy something different than the last decade of zombie pop-culture. Zombies, here, are secondary to the story of humanity.