It is never a sin to open a TV series with an on-screen text offering known as Information dump.. A good story began earlier like this, as the pair of words may not be appetizing (“The sea is now a battlefield“ who? ) And will do so again. What seems unwise is enough text density to force humble TV critics to rewind and read the information dump before deciding to shrug and rush first. Is to front load the series with. I’ll catch up That humble television critic may think. Has anyone ever been so naive?
Therefore, just summarizing the assumptions of the new AMC Plus series is a worthwhile exercise. Moon Haven.. After all, that’s essentially what every series does over the first season of its six episodes — reiterating itself and its world, with very little elucidation. This is obvious. The year is 2201, and the earth is almost uninhabitable. A century ago, the moon was terraformed and colonized. The colony is monitored and managed by Io (or IO? This is the least mysterious ambiguity in the series), the most advanced artificial intelligence in history. The purpose of the mission is to complete human culture so that lunar settlers can transform civilization, armed with new technologies and social norms that ensure the survival of the species, and eventually return to Earth. did.
The preamble to the story alone can provide at least enough narrative gist for a feature film, but so far we’ve only covered information dumps of that text. The main action of the series will be featured in the killing of a young “Mooner” (Nina Barker Francis), a virtually unprecedented event in the Utopian colony. Not only is this a place of peace, but the technology is so advanced that it is possible to identify the murderer by shaking the victim’s body with a futuristic scanner. So far, it’s Tech Noir, but I don’t have much time to ponder the case. After a while, I meet Bella Sway (Emma MacDonald), an earthling pilot who is the main character of the series. Bella carries cargo frequently on the moon, but when we meet her, she is tasked with transporting the colonial envoy (Amara Karan) and her bodyguard (Joe Manganiello). But when she arrives, Bella’s true mission is revealed. She was hired to smuggle powerful lunar drugs to Earth. To make her problem more complicated (for both Bella and her viewers), her important revelation connecting her to the moon keeps her and her drug smuggling plans crazy this story. Fold it into a nice quilt. What is the effect of this apparently desirable lunar medicine? The Moon Haven The potential lore rabbit hole is gestured only before the story powerwalks to the next story, so viewers learn not to ask questions immediately.
The rest of this review can easily be applied to every additional corner of the series’ premise. Moon Haven In essence — and literally after fashion — World Building: Show..But this is to commit the creator (former chief) Lodge 49 When Black sail Writer and producer Peter Ocko) His own basic sin: Prioritize setup over drama. To explain life on both the planets of the future and their impossible habitable satellites, the early episodes of the series are opportunities to build intestinal-level relationships with characters, their dilemmas, or their relationships. We are so devoted to leading the dialogue that there are few. And, needless to say, the motives, double crossings, and ingenuity behind the truly dizzying density. By the end of the fourth hour, with the suggestion that the show could step into a completely different sci-fi sub-genre, many toppings were added to this large pizza pie, so the only proper response was overstimulated hysteria. is. At that time, frequently good performers, including MVPs Dominic Monaghan and Kadeem Hardison as a pair of loving and friendly police officers patroling a community that was rarely needed so far, are sufficient among them. Produced sparks. The result of a visceral brawl. But that investment is hampered by the desperately muddy bets of the Central Conflict.
Moon HavenThe aesthetic vision of the future is at least more consistent than its story, but this results in a pure reliance on clichés.The earth is Blade Runner-A hellish landscape full of quirky vertical smog. Moon Utopia is a stock hippie colony with wooden furniture, primary color tunics and frequent group Tai Chi sessions. If there’s an insurmountable logical leap to the show, decades of rigorous social trial and error, backed by unimaginable technology, is about the same as the SoCal Flower Power Retreat around 1969. Viewers need to accept that they have created a lifestyle. Communication is limited to the introduction of some exchanged words (“thinking” has become “thinking” and “gratitude” has become “gratitude”) and some very stupid emotional neologism. Beyond that (“giggleheaded” and “nogginswirl” are some typical examples), the character speaks and acts like a 21st century Westerner.For a show dedicated to building the world Moon HavenCorners are cut at any convenient time, perhaps to return to the important task of solving plots that are too complex for “Byzantine” to begin to cover it.
Moon Haven It’s a jumble of tones and sub-genres that makes it difficult to talk to a particular set of science fiction reference points. Minority Report At Dystopia Detective School (or’tective,) Moon Haven-Speaking) There may be a short-lived echo Battlestar Galactica The day before series Caprika With its brick-like folklore density.More than a fictional one, the world Moon Haven It is ourselves who are most directly discussing, and the side effects of that choice undermine the potential to achieve the value of pulp entertainment that it seems to be aiming for.
The first words of the pilot’s opening information dump are: “The earth is dying, and those people have it.” The wording may be harsh, but as anyone who even has perceptual power knows, this is not a fantastic premise, and in fact, it is squatting under the weight of a complex crisis. It may be a frank explanation of the situation facing the social structure that exists. They were exacerbated by a climate catastrophe that proved that those in power shattered indifference. If anything, the presumption that the Earth can support human life in 200 years may hit some viewers as optimistic. This does not imply that the series arrived at the wrong time. Many of the great works of science fiction reflect their culture of creation, using speculative lenses to provide prescriptions and blame. Storytelling is not responsible for commenting on the world as it is. Also, in reality, there is no responsibility other than to get the viewer’s attention (whether or not this critic believes). Moon Haven Doing so should hopefully be clear by now). But the deepest stumbling block in this series is the usefulness of the questions it asks and the conclusions it seems to provide.
With the moon’s life in turmoil, it’s not hard to think about what the underlying theme of this season is. Is it probably impossible to build a functional utopia? Will projects to prevent the extinction of humanity become so complex that it is potentially hopeless? Is our innate nature violent, paranoid, selfish, and that social or technological progress cannot change that fact? All of the above seems to be suggested by the first season of the series. These implicit takeaways are self-explanatory enough to stimulate numb despair and provide little food for bargains to think about. Moon Haven Although it may not be an essential responsibility, the story that directly echoes and extrapolates to reality should ideally have urgency outside of a particular foot chase or fist fighting airtight bet. is. This is a show that is likely to provoke a very realistic horror to some of its audience, and such an uneasy experience served a purpose other than providing a blockbuster thrill in the bargain basement. I’m glad to believe it.
As potential leads and red herring pile up, it’s natural to expect a finale to reconstruct. Moon HavenThe first season to a piece of narrative harmony. However, this series of episodes leaves viewers with some standard hanging threads for the next season. In other words, certain satisfaction obviously has to wait. Obviously, the show’s producers believe in that possibility and hope it will come true. Unfortunately, some outstanding performance is the only element that is attractive enough to recommend investing 6 hours in this story. And since many of those performers have distracting “futuristic” Pangea accents, mileage can change considerably. The moon may not be made of cheese, Moon Haven Mostly so, and it seems that it has already changed.