Away: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
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Away doesn't reach the stratosphere as a spacetime adventure, but emotional earnestness and a strong cast help make this a compelling enough journey to the stars.

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Critic Ratings: 57

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User Ratings: 488

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

A shipboard incident challenges Emma's ability to command her team as the mission commences. Meanwhile, trouble with her family back on Earth and split loyalties amongst the crew further test her leadership.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

A nervous Misha and Emma team up to perform repairs on the ship in a risky maneuver as their mission enters its early stages.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

Lu frets over the staff change at Mission Control and the consequences of the shift, which ultimately threaten Emma's leadership. Meanwhile, Matt urges Lex to go back to school.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

Ram puts the rest of the crew in jeopardy, forcing Emma to negotiate with the danger. Meanwhile, Matt must make a difficult choice.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The Atlas crew readies their final messages to home before their communications fail as the holidays approach. Meanwhile, Lex and Matt learn to cope with their situation.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

A malfunction in the water system causes a rift amongst the crew and ultimately a betrayal. Meanwhile, Matt inadvertently crosses paths with Lex's new friend while working to repair the ship's malfunction.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The Atlas crew grows worried over Emma's erratic behavior as Lu and Kwesi study an odd plant. Meanwhile, Lex's spur-of-the-moment choice yields long-term effects.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The mission hits a snag as the Atlas's supply ship fails, leading to doubts over Emma's dedication to her role as commander and the mission as a whole.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The ship's supply of water rapidly diminishes, putting both the crew and Mission Control on edge.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

Emma must navigate a series of unforeseen circumstances in the final hours of the ship's journey. Meanwhile, Lu receives an alternate plan of action.

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Critic Reviews for Away Season 1

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (19)

"Away" is too long to recommend, but by prioritizing people, the series fitfully finds relevance in examining how distance can affect relationships.

Sep 10, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Away should be much better than it is, squandering a fascinating subject on pedestrian family drama.

Sep 8, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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They're all ultimately good people, but, like so much in this positive, feel-good show, tolerably so.

Sep 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Away is unapologetically maudlin and manipulative, often playing too much like an old-fashioned drama than a show with anything modern to say.

Sep 3, 2020 | Full Review…

The series delivers enough emotional honesty and compelling space drama to elevate itself above the normal Netflix drudgery.

Aug 28, 2020 | Full Review…
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Ultimately the saving grace for "Away" is what keeps it from being great - the soap-opera plots. They're storytelling junk food. You keep watching because you wonder how everyone can get themselves out of this mess.

Aug 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Gripping series balances space thrills with family drama.

Sep 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Mopey, overdramatic and a bit too sappy...not a bad series, but it isn't great.

Sep 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Had they cranked the sci-fi up by a notch, Away would have been immensely watchable...Away is no visual marvel - it is a bungling mess that cannot quench the thirst of a sci-fi enthusiast.

Sep 22, 2020 | Full Review…

The worst thing about Away, however, is that it never seems to end.

Sep 15, 2020 | Full Review…

If you want an adult sci-fi drama, skip it, but If you want something to watch with your elderly mother that she can keep up & won't embarrass you too much, Away is it.

Sep 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite the cosmic window dressing, Away is really a soapy melodrama with a flimsy sci-fi underpinning, since the bulk of the running time is taken up with the characters' back stories and the lives of the families back on earth.

Sep 11, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Away: Season 1

  • 12h ago
    This drags on and on and on boring
  • 2d ago
    This series works from a family drama point of view but from a scientific/space travel point of view it's totally awkward. It should be at least technologically accurate instead it is science fiction of the worst kind.
  • 2d ago
    This might have been better if they had focused more on the astronauts and tightened up the story--and action--a little better. It was a little slow and overly sentimental.
  • 2d ago
    Absolutely incredible! The story was executed really well, and I loved every part of it. Though I do want to point out some plot holes, especially the tears and Misha's puppet wires did not defy Gravity. Nonetheless I really enjoyed it!
  • 3d ago
    I absolutely loved this series! It's not just science fiction. It has a lot to do with relationships as well. I loved it to the very end! I hope they continue the series. Highly recommended!
  • 3d ago
    Obnoxious teen drama dominates and ruins show. Unprofessional astronaut drama is like Puck in space.
  • 4d ago
    I was looking forward to this show but unfortunately only lasted to the middle of the second episode. Away is the Days of our Lives of Science Fiction TV shows. In what universe would a space agency send a crew that is so obviously dysfunctional on a three year mission? Then there are the super annoying fake sound effects, fuel tank vapor and the over the top exhaust plumes in the vacuum of space, it just insulted my intelligence. You can not overlook these errors and have a basic understanding of reality which make these errors unforgivable. One star.
  • 4d ago
    Tense emotional with no breathers. I really like all the actors and thought they were good. Criticism of technology did not bother me. Could be available in the future by the time humans get to Mars. I really liked the character details and back stories. That is what kept me watching. Hoping the next season is better. 10th Episode was 5*
  • 4d ago
    There just wasn't enough forced diversity in the cast for me. I want more forced political correctness and this show is lacking in that. I really need to be brainwashed.
  • 5d ago
    I kinda like it but certain things drive me crazy. Firstly most of the crew would not have been chosen for space based on their family dynamics and secondly I can barely get cell phone reception here on earth and yet they get clear, no lag cell phone calls from midway between the moon and Mars. Give me a break. Too much angst, too much petulant teenager. I keep watching hoping I will love it more but I just don't.

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