Posted: Jul 17, 2021 8:04 am
by arugula2
Image The First (2018)

2nd viewing. Still the best original Hulu show I’ve seen. Iirc it got cancelled bc viewers found it too slow or were disappointed season 1 didn’t feature Mars. We can’t have nice things. Signed up to Hulu bc it was 99c/month that year, and to check out this show. Was pissed off by the end of it.

Great cast, great writing - sometimes one compensates for the other, but on the whole it’s delicious. Looks great, sounds great. Sean Penn & LisaGay Hamilton (mission commanders) are mesmerizing when it’s about the mission, slightly less so when it’s about family life (more to do with their supporting cast) but they make it work. Natascha McElhone (mission CEO) is difficult to pinpoint, but her character's interesting nonetheless, and episode 6 brings it into focus in a tantalizing way. Otherwise the cast is a lovely, interesting, quirky bunch. I believe in them, and I believe in the mission. I fucking wish we got to see what happened next.