I’m four episodes from the end of the series Another Life on Netflix and I just do not understand why so many people seem to hate this show. When I checked yesterday, it had a rating of 4.5 on IMDB. I went back last night and it was up to 4.7. And that’s where it remains this morning. (I have since watched the entire first season and my opinion hasn’t changed a bit. The show just got better.)
Finally a fast-paced action-packed science fiction show that doesn’t bog down in the personal dramas of every side character and villain. One with lighting that actually lets me see what’s happening. One that is diabolical in the use of cliffhangers, I admit. :D One that is fun to watch, but still manages to be touching enough to make me have to fight back tears near the end of one particular episode.
So yeah, I don’t get it.
Another Life is a decent little show, deserving of much better reviews than it’s getting.
As of 8/8:
Rotten Tomatoes – 6%
IMDB – 4.7
Google Users – 77% liked this TV show
Why the discrepancy?
I have one hypothesis, and it’s this: Netflix targeted the wrong audience with their trailer.
I watched the trailer when Netflix first sent it out to members, and it didn’t appeal to me at all. I wasn’t interested in watching this show based on that trailer. I just happened to be looking for something to watch yesterday after deciding I wasn’t up for another episode of Father Brown at the moment (I know, I know, but I have wide and varied television interests and mystery series is one of them :D). Anyway, I turned on Another Life and was hooked from the moment it skipped straight to the action.
The trailer misled me into thinking this would be an entirely different kind of show.
Another Life needs a new trailer. :)
I’d love to hear from other people who like this show. Any of you out there?