Ascension: Season 1 Reviews

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December 15, 2014
Clearly, there are lots of things to like about Ascension. The characters are well-enough developed in the early going that I could actually have done without the murder mystery - or, for that matter, the space strangeness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2014
Syfy taps into a couple of resonant themes with Ascension, and tells the story well if not very subtly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2014
There are several intriguing concepts built into Syfy's Ascension, but the execution is not quite up to snuff in the first episode and infuriating by the conclusion.
December 15, 2014
Ascension is hokey and hyper-staged. But there's a twist at the end of the first night that should have you coming back.
December 15, 2014
If you're a fan of science fiction, mystery, drama or all the above, Syfy's latest miniseries will be right up your alley.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.7/10
December 15, 2014
Right out of the gate, it's not as well-written or acted as something like Thrones or Walking Dead, but it does have a little whiff of the early, finding-itself days of Battlestar Galactica to it. And that's something to build on.
December 15, 2014
The direction, at times, has a jerky feel. The dialogue is riddled with cliches. The metaphor to society at large is heavy handed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 14, 2014
Ascension is an ambitious leap for Syfy, but the series' refreshingly retro feel and unexpected weirdness suggest that it could be one worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 12, 2014
Ascension aspires to be a cautionary tale on a grand scale. But its cardboard characters and a paint-by-the-numbers script just aren't up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 11, 2014
Believe it or not, Ascension is smarter than it looks-the kind of B-TV escapism that often gets undervalued because it's somehow deemed lesser than programming that wears its intellectual aspirations on its sleeve.
December 11, 2014
The most serious flaw is that for all the drama surrounding the characters, relatively few resonate.
November 28, 2014
It may not be interesting enough to rivet a non-sci fi fan, but geeks may find the proceedings interesting enough for a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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