Netflix Original ‘Another Life’ Honest Review
I love science fiction tv shows and movies, so when I saw Starbuck from the Battlestar Galactica reboot in her own show I knew it was something I needed to check out. Katee Sackhoff stars and produces the Netflix Original, 'Another Life.' The basic plot goes like this:
An alien artfiact shows up and lands on Earth. This thing isn't talking, and they don't know what it's intentions are. So they assemble a team led by Nico (Katee Sackhoff), to take a spaceship to their planet to make contact. Meanwhile her husband is the one trying to talk to the thing as a linguist.
That's the basis of the plot and season 1 is all about the journey to this other system. I won't give any spoilers in case you actually want to watch this after you read my review.
What is going on in this show? At times it feels like an actual sci fi show that has promise. There are points where I'm generally interested. At times it feels like a low budget sci fi. There's an away mission where they are dressed in Carharts that I've seen for sale at fleet farm. The ship never feels like anything more than a soundstage, and really the only acting in this movie is done by Katee Sackhoff. The rest of the acting isn't BAD, it's just they don't really have much to work with. The dialogue is choppy and boring. If you love the dialogue in Star Wars 'Attack of The Clones,' then maybe this is the pace for you.
About halfway through season 1, the ships crew start getting real sexual. I will say this. It is a very LBGTQ friendly show. I mean there are some real surprises romances thrown at you. And this show seems to spend just as much time on this towards the end of season 1 as they spend on the plot.
This is one of those shows that I just felt like I needed to keep watching the first season to see what comes out of it. I had this idea that I might be satisfied with how the season wraps up, but that was foolish. I had high hopes for this show, but I doubt I'll check out season 2.