posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 03:07 PM
If I can take the liberty to compare it to 'The Boys' on Amazon Prime, I felt the drama on that show was 'real' and gritty, despite being a Sci-Fi
show. It was compelling and the writing was clever (though the ending seemed out of left field).
But this one "Another Life" failed in the sense that the drama, to me, seemed contrived, and the payoff for watching just wasn't there.
So often writers and directors and producers fail to follow the important basic tenet which is 'do you want to spend time with these characters'. I
would say yes to that with Katee Sackoff, but no to the other people in the show. Also the writing, as I said lacked a certain compelling aspect and
had 'drama for drama's sake'. It was 'Babylon Five' *(1995-1998) vs 'Battlestar Galactica' (2004-2009). Both pretty good shows, one (BG) deep and
compelling and the other (B5) pretty superficial.
Maybe they thought 'Hey we got Katee, we don't need to write good plot; we'll just kill everyone''? Close, but no cigar.