neXt: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
neXt

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John Slattery is convincing as a charismatic genius, but neXt's procedural formula could have used more of the intelligence possessed by the series' rogue A.I.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 8

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Air date: Oct 6, 2020

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Air date: Oct 13, 2020

After being mishandled by a Zava employee, the A.I. called NEXT escapes the confined servers of its home company and gains internet access. When Ethan's bullying intensifies, he reveals that Iliza has been persuading him to seek revenge. Concerned about her son, Shea recruits Paul and her co-workers C.M., Gina and Ben to help use Ethan's connection with Iliza to track NEXT's possible location.

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Critic Reviews for neXt Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

LeBlanc as a character is an interesting spin on the pop culture billionaire, too.

Oct 12, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series churns through its largely linear plot at a fast clip. This is certainly gratifying, in the age of Netflix bloat, though it does tend to blunt the stakes.

Oct 12, 2020 | Full Review…
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This delayed production is a flat affair, only occasionally springing to life through the charisma of its cast.

Oct 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Slattery is fine in this bland AI thriller.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Happily, the show maintains reasonably good momentum as this high-tech game of cat and (computer) mouse proceeds, with a few detours along the way. Slattery is especially good as the fast-talking genius.

Oct 6, 2020 | Full Review…
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Slattery leads the way and knocks this showcase role out of the park, but Andrade, Harner, Mosley, Harlow, Cappuccino et al., are equally impressive.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"File #1" was a compelling series premiere that proved the series is brimming with possibilities.

Oct 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Just based on this first episode, neXt looks to be an intriguing romp through technological dangers, even if we've seen things like it before.

Oct 8, 2020 | Rating: 3.25/5 | Full Review…

It is hard to imagine this being anyone's comfort viewing in 2020, no matter how familiar it feels.

Oct 7, 2020 | Full Review…

So far it seems a little predictable.

Oct 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Slattery elevates the pulp melodrama with crisp, ironic detachment.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Next, with its deranged riffs on the existential threats of coffee pots and cell phones, seems more of the here and now.

Oct 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for neXt: Season 1

  • 6h ago
    ""NeXt" Person of Interest" ? Not that original, but well acted and on a decent budget. Get the feeling it will be diluted to the point of extinction, much like its forebear "24". Why does it sound like HAL ? Furthermore, wouldn't it have been easier to cast Paula Patton rather than her lookalike Andrade ?
  • 5d ago
    I love this show so much. I don't give anything 5 starts, but I've gotta give it here cause this show blows my mind. And horrifies me also. AI is scary, but this show is very good.
  • 6d ago
    Episode 1 was certainly intriguing; the show introduces a modern plot of A.I. taking over the world & manipulating humans… and of course, I have Alexa right on my bedstand listening to personal calls and making recommendations on top purchases for Prime day… But episode 2 really gets you hooked! Action, drama, tensions are held high, and the episode ends on quite a cliff hanger. I am definitely adding this show to my fall / winter rotation
  • 6d ago
    John Slattery pulls Next together like a finely tailored suit on Madison Avenue. AI concepts are nothing new, but this show perfectly complements the real life crises touched upon in Netflix's Social Dilemma. Sharp, dynamic interactions between Leblanc (Slattery) and daughter Abby (Cappuccino) add a nice layer and air of parental responsibility to the show. I'll certainly be tuning in to see where this fun ride takes us neXt...
  • Oct 13, 2020
    A Terminator/Matrix/Tron scenario with AI attempting to control or destroy society
  • Oct 06, 2020
    series premier came up as an ad on youtube. Best youtube ad ive ever spent 40 minutes on?

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