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  • Summary: A group of strangers that include Lana (Natalia Tena), Logan (Tom Felton) and Shun (Sen Mitsuji) board a ship to start a new life on another planet. When they awaken in the now-abandoned ship they are told something is killing people on board one by one in this sci-fi series created by Mika Watkins.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense, Science Fiction
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 27, 2018
    67
    Despite the schlocky space adventure, the series just might hook you because of its flawed protagonists.
  2. Reviewed by: Vinnie Mancuso
    Nov 14, 2018
    40
    The setting is contained but this cast is huge, and Watkins’ scripts don’t do enough to make anyone stand out for anything other than surface-level reasons.
  3. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Nov 14, 2018
    30
    Despite its narrative bloat and unrelenting violence, Origin fails to move the story forward in any genuinely exhilarating way, instead plodding through tedious character flashbacks that throttle the flow of the present-day action. ... Odiously derivative.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Nov 18, 2018
    9
    This is a great sci-fi show. It checks all the boxes.
    > Interesting aliens - check
    > Story that will delight sci-fi aficionados - check >
    This is a great sci-fi show. It checks all the boxes.
    > Interesting aliens - check
    > Story that will delight sci-fi aficionados - check
    > Characters well interwoven in the world - check
    > Coherent concept of a spaceship - check
    > Imaginative technologies - check
    > Futuristic landscapes - check
    > Consistent visual style - check

    -1 for typical hollywood diarrhea in episode 6
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  2. Nov 21, 2018
    7
    Underrated. Yes, you can skip over most of the "Lost" style backstory flashbacks, because most really didn't add anything to the presentUnderrated. Yes, you can skip over most of the "Lost" style backstory flashbacks, because most really didn't add anything to the present narrative. Yes, this series probably isn't anything you haven't seen before. However, its very watchable and you will not guess who has the parasite. Overall, entertaining and worthy of a second series. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2018
    3
    The blurb stated, "a group of strangers stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. The abandoned passengers must work together forThe blurb stated, "a group of strangers stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. The abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be."

    First of all, this was very slow going. It seems that an ensemble piece has to have its cliches, and this series is no different. There were so many flashbacks. Each primary character had their flashback episode to fill us as to why they were there, on the ship in space. The episodes were repeats of shows we've seen before and although production values appear to be solid, the story just drags. I think the dragging feeling this show gives off is because the flashbacks are long, and they are often.

    I made the effort to like it but it was very boring and nothing could make me want to come back for more. I did make it through two episodes and am not going to be watching the rest of this series. I think if you don't mind the same old, same old, then you might enjoy this one. I don't have the heart to recommend it to anyone.
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  4. Nov 19, 2018
    1
    Slow, cliche and despite reasonably good actor play, the plot is full of the cheapest tricks in the book.
    I really wanted to give it a chance
    Slow, cliche and despite reasonably good actor play, the plot is full of the cheapest tricks in the book.
    I really wanted to give it a chance but ended up waiting for the forth episode to end in anticipation of searching for another show.
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