Big Sky: Season 1 Reviews

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 throws just enough storytelling curveballs to pique interest... But if the series doesn't start to cohere after a couple more episodes, some may be inclined to move on and simply leave this mystery unsolved.
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
Big Sky starts out feeling like another quirky drama before morphing into something much darker, which turns out to be pretty surprising and compelling once you get past the clunky and unpleasant task of setting it all up.
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
Big Sky is smart, lurid, disturbing, and vastly entertaining, as the best of conventional TV used to be.
Top Critic
November 17, 2020
Curveballs abound. The neon lights are flashing. The pages are turning. Where will this end up? Who knows, but with this excellent cast, sharp writing, and evocative locale, "Big Sky" does an even better job of making us want to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 17, 2020
"Big Sky" is a well-paced multiple cliffhanger with bursts of violence as well as some exquisitely executed emotional sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.