Another Life: Season 1 Reviews

July 25, 2019
Another Life is an unwieldy mashup of Arrival and any number of space-odyssey adventure serials, and struggles to maintain clarity or depth with either half of its bifurcated storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 25, 2019
Netflix's Another Life sometimes feels like it's trying to break a record for sci-fi fiction tropes.
July 23, 2019
Conversely, there's too much emotion for no real reason. No wonder Sackhoff's face is almost always in duress.
July 22, 2019
It's not ineffective, but little in "Another Life" connects to do much more than the purely visceral.
July 17, 2019
In space no one can hear you stink.
August 8, 2019
I'm convinced that Another Life is a unique space drama, but unfortunately genuity does not always mean good, and Another Life fails to be an immersive experience like that of the genres it draws from.
August 6, 2019
If Another Life were a spoof called Instagrammers in Space, it would be a work of genius. Unfortunately, it takes itself deadly seriously, to the point of unwitting self-parody.
August 1, 2019
The entire series seems like a parodic sketch that could be titled "Instagrammers in Space," except that there isn't one single humorous moment. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 31, 2019
Another Life feels frustratingly unsettled. For the first five episodes it seems to leap between everything from sci-fi horror to psychological thriller, pulling off neither particularly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 26, 2019
But instead of using those themes and tropes to explore something new or exciting, Another Life is an unoriginal, jumbled mess filled with flimsy characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2019
Occasionally, Another Life will land a decent surprise, or provide an emotional moment that resonates, but its main super-power seems to be making the perils of space travel incredibly boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 26, 2019
Another Life has pieces of other compelling sci-fi properties, however there's nothing unique or substantial to build a foundation for this space saga to stand on.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 26, 2019
It's hard to call a sci-fi show ridiculous, but Another Life is just that.
July 25, 2019
Another Life [is] a pleasantly cluttered new Netflix series that hybridizes Arrival, Annihilation and Interstellar into something less heady and more adventure-driven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2019
The result is a cut-rate sci-fi series that blatantly lifts from the likes of far more memorable genre films, particularly Alien and Arrival, in lieu of formulating its own meaningful set pieces, let alone its own story.
July 23, 2019
Despite its potential, Another Life just feels like a generic, humorless space adventure that's likely to crash and burn long before it unravels its big mysteries.
July 23, 2019
They look and act more like the cast of a slick, youth-focused soap opera than the crew of a serious space mission, and their technical acumen mostly amounts to yelling at each other.