Critic Consensus: Hard Sun's heady mix of narrative and visual flourishes buckle under a surfeit of clichés that ultimately weigh it down and leave the show a muddled mess.
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To make up for the lack of substance, the cast is asked to overact.
Where Hard Sun really gets smart is in having this existential crisis play out largely as background noise, allowing a host of other plotlines to jostle for attention.
Hard Sun, it should be noted, is not subtle, or close to subtle, or even anywhere in the same continent as subtle.
It's almost an experiment in grafting as many clichés from this subgenre onto an admittedly original concept as possible until the whole thing, well, overheats.
This shows all the signs of descending into utter preposterousness quite quickly but, for the moment, it's worth a look.
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