Big Sky: Season 1 Reviews

November 19, 2020
While the ads for the show mixed humor, weirdness, and mystery together to create an intoxicating blend of excitement around this new network drama, the show itself, disappointingly, falls flat.
November 19, 2020
Big Sky has that shock at the end of the first episode that may keep you watching, but you'll learn that the story that goes from that point isn't really all that compelling.
November 18, 2020
The network is clearly banking on it to succeed, and considering it has no other new drama competition on the network, maybe that is really all that it needs to succeed. But as a story and a fully compelling show, it needs to do a lot more.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 18, 2020
"Big Sky" wants viewers to believe it's something new, something different, something great. After two hours, all those claims just seem like hot air, and worse still, it's not even a good procedural.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 17, 2020
The problem is that the more Kelley scratches, the more the narrative tilts towards the most exploitative and unpleasant aspects of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2020
The stakes couldn't be higher, but Big Sky nonetheless has trouble making its storylines feel as urgent as they truly are because its characters rarely feel as human as they need to in order for them to land.
November 17, 2020
The first episode of Big Sky, directed by Paul McGuigan, is a voyeuristic slasher drama that seems determined to not just embrace but pander to all of the worst instincts of the genre.
November 17, 2020
It would approach parody if it was more enjoyable.