Brave New World: Season 1 Reviews

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February 28, 2021
It's just never compelling, never engrossing and, worst of all, not thought-provoking to the degree it needs to be given its subject matter and acclaimed, if dated, source material.
December 1, 2020
Although [Alden Ehrenreich] again does not have a hit on his hands (the series got cancelled after one season), Brave New World remains a watchable escapist fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 21, 2020
Regardless of whether you are familiar with the novel or not, this is a world that is very easy to escape into, and by doing so the series demands we ask bigger questions about the nature of escape itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2020
Dystopian sci-fi series is heavy on sex and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2020
Disastrously walked into every known pitfall of trying to turn what is essentially a philosophical discourse into gripping drama. Even mediocre drama would have been a start.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2020
I like the look of it, even if it's not the stand out show we've seen in the last few months, I will certainly keep watching it.
October 2, 2020
Brown Findlay and Lloyd are likeable leads, and we root for them even though they are explicitly lacking in emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2020
Miniseries that scratches on Aldous Huxley's novel, staying on the surface. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 45/100
September 11, 2020
Made with great visual oomph and a clever tweaking of Huxley's plotting, it is, ironically, top-grade escapism while lingering on Huxley's satiric depiction of a society soothed and manipulated by pleasure and drugs.
July 29, 2020
The constant writhing of beautiful bodies isn't enough to keep the interest in a show with a plotline as thin as ice. Lazy writing with no engaging qualities leaves this one, one tough pill to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 27, 2020
The cast is good. The writing is mediocre. It hews closely to Aldous Huxley's novel, except when it departs from it. There are a surprisingly large amount of orgies, and yet, they are in no way the reason to watch or not to watch Brave New World.
July 24, 2020
Brave New World is all flash and no substance. It looks good but that's about as far as it goes. It isn't really interested in getting too deep into how the world operates because that's not where its priorities lie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 23, 2020
Temperamentally so right-wing that I wish it were better. As it is, the series is merely tolerable, hampered by a lead-you-around-by-the-nose quality that is more in keeping with the network-TV ethos than with top-shelf cable drama.
July 17, 2020
The heart of Huxley's book is present but there have been some big changes that don't add to the story. The overall plot structure suffers as the book has had to be expanded into at least one season of stories.
July 17, 2020
Not only have we had a ton of sci-fi dystopias lately, but Huxley's novel is one of the most popular and enduring ever; most of the stuff you're sick of was already cribbed from it in the first place. That puts this new series in a tricky position
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 17, 2020
As far as summer shows go, Brave New World might be ideal, and it scores points because it can be appreciated on multiple levels.
July 17, 2020
Brave New World rings false in the same simple way its novel does now: capitalism just got bigger and more inhumane.
July 16, 2020
Brave New World is caught in a feedback loop of references, one that only occasionally resonates with a culture in the midst of challenging systems, unseen and otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 16, 2020
There is nothing particularly brave, new, or urgent about this monotonous sex, drugs, and caste system saturated vision of a future New London.
July 16, 2020
"Antiseptic" doesn't begin to describe it.
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