Critic Consensus: Ron Howard's direction ensures that Mars is an attractive endeavor, even if the show struggles to move smoothly between its documentary and fictional elements.
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News & Interviews for Mars: Season 1
While fleeing this planet for a new life on Mars may be tempting right now for more than just scientific reasons, Nat Geo's intriguing effort to show us how such a trip could actually happen proves convincing on its own.
It appears the once reliable filmmaker has lost contact with human emotions. To get back on the winning track, Howard will have to reconnect with his inner Opie and return to heartfelt dramas and comedies led by irresistible stars.
A particularly handsome production that dares viewers to dream the impossible - and dares them to watch some sporadically cheesy dramatizations, too.
The format is ambitious, and if some parts don't entirely work, there's still a lot to like and learn in Mars.
National Geographic Channel is treading into uncharted, unexplored territories with Mars... If only the landing had been softer, the pilot been better, we would have had some hope.
Audience Reviews for Mars: Season 1
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