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Another Life

๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž: 2019
๐†๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž: Sci-Fi, Thriller
๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž: Netflix



This show was so rough around the edges when it started. Yes, I would call it crusty. But like all good bread if you just let it rest and be patient it will rise to the occasion lol

Been a while since I did a bread pun. Thatโ€™s some baked goods XD

Anyways, Another Life is a pretty straightforward series as a premise. Aline life has found us, we need to find out what they want. So what do we do? Blast people into space. During the first few episodes, I found everything to be extremely chaotic, there was no reason to like or even trust that the MC was doing the right things. It took a lot for me to like anyone, partially because the cast is constantly rotating because, who knew space flight was dangerous?

Toward the end of the first season when we finally start getting some answers and the plot line moves a little past the constant space dangers it becomes a really fun exploration show, filled with different planets, ecosystems, space viruses, and a lot more eventually even getting to space politics.

Now hereโ€™s why this comes in at a 3. Itโ€™s another Netflix missed opportunity. There is 0 doubt in my mind that this was a big-budget project with all the special effects. But there are so many shows on Netflix with absolutely 0 depth to them itโ€™s really surprising that this one got the chopping block and is going the way of Altered Carbon and The OA. Two other MAJOR missed sci-fi opportunities. Luckily, I think the showrunners were aware of the plans for cancelation and were able to wrap everything up nice and neatly but I canโ€™t honestly keep recommending their content given the frequent cancelations.

Check it out on NF! At your own risk. You can get through it in less than a week, and youโ€™ll probably want more.ย 


๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ? (+1)

By the end it was great!

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž? (+1)

This was a massive success, from the alien plants to space travel every bit was beautiful and fun to watch.

๐–๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก? (+1)

The cast is good, but if anything a little dry and there are some that I dislike entirely as a characterโ€ฆ which means they did their job well.

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ? (+0)

Season 1 certainly has some pacing issues at the beginning of the series. For everything thatโ€™s going on itโ€™s terribly dry and slow. This get improved upon, but it was enough to make me stop the show and have to come back and revisit it.

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ, ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž? (+1`)

Absolutely! Infact I have gone back since originally writing this and I enjoyed it more the second time around.ย 

๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ:ย 

Solitude, Death (General), Death of those under your command, Unknown Diseases, intense life or death survival.

๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: 4/5

This is fun, but like I said has some pacing issues and there are guaranteed going to be some characters you may not like. That said, the story develops well overall and besides the dryness, there really arenโ€™t any issues. Easily watchable for kids 14+.