Now Apocalypse: Season 1 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Marrying filmmaker Gregg Araki's frisky style with heady conspiracies and literary allusions, Now Apocalypse's bodacious aesthetics and philosophical pondering may prove too deliberately offbeat and garish for some.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2019
2
Air date: Mar 17, 2019
3
Air date: Mar 24, 2019
4
Air date: Mar 31, 2019
5
Air date: Apr 7, 2019
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Air date: Apr 14, 2019
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Air date: Apr 21, 2019
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Air date: Apr 28, 2019
9
Air date: May 5, 2019
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Air date: May 12, 2019

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This surreal, coming-of-age comedy series follows Ulysses (Avan Jogia, "Tut," "Twisted") and his friends Carly (Kelli Berglund, "Lab Rats," Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors), Ford (Beau Mirchoff, "Awkward," "The Fosters") and Severine (Roxane Mesquida, Kaboom, "Gossip Girl"), who are on various quests pursuing love, sex and fame. "Now Apocalypse" explores identity, sexuality and artistry while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles. Between sexual and romantic dating-app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on, or if he is just smoking too much weed.

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Critic Reviews for Now Apocalypse Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

The ride toward the end is as familiar as it is dull. If the apocalypse is nigh, than the last thing people should do is spend their time watching another lazy recreation of millennial malaise.

Jan 30, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Now Apocalypse has an intriguing premise and a trailer that recalls Araki's acclaimed feature work. The finished result, however, is an absolute mess replete with awful acting and a lack of any sort of narrative structure.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

It's hard to define what Now Apocalypse is really about, which makes watching it feel like you've tuned into to some sort of televised theater of the absurd.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Now Apocalypse is the gritty and poetic Melrose Place you never knew you needed and now can't live without.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

While Starz's new series Now Apocalypse hardly reinvents the wheel, the show's colorful aesthetics and charming cast make for a worthwhile experience.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Simultaneously an off-kilter erotic comedy, a camp romance, and a coming-of-age thriller, Now Apocalypse redeems the grosser excesses of Araki's movies.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

On television, however, and with the assistance of Starz, a network that's embraced a certain strain of hypersexual melodrama, Araki's irreverent vision feels somewhat mainstream, even a little sanitized.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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This is all perfectly well-made, candy-coloured fun as well as being a bang up-to-date exploration of 21st-century sexual identities (co-written by Araki with sex columnist Karley Sciortino), albeit one in which everyone looks amazing all the time.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The queer alien comedy we deserve.

Mar 17, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Now Apocalypse has the right combination of quirk, mystery and funny performances to keep us intrigued.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Now Apocalypse: Season 1

I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEE THIS SHOW I HOPE IT HAS MORE SEASONS TO COME

Absolutely Awesome, If you were a fan of twin peaks back in the day, This has a similar weirdness.

Fun, and oh so sexual. These characters are so much fun...love it!!

I have just finished watching every episode available and my husband and I really like the series! The show is definitely surreal, unpredictable science fiction, with a mixture of sexiness, humor and fun.Please keep the episodes coming!

Funny, odd and sexy. It flips a number of stereo types on their head.

It was so predictable I felt like I had already seen it. When did rape become comedic? And what is Araki's obsession with rape anyway?

Best show on TV. I love the characters. The story, the drama. It is light hearted and the actors are gorgeous.

Loved every episode. Can't wait for more!

I love all of Gregg Arakis work and as usual this one is fantastic!! Everyone needs to be watching this

C'mon Starz....this show is nothing but the mirrored image of what is inside your brains ova there!!!!! Shame on you for acting out your fantasies! This has got to be the trashiest of them all! It is crossing the line and a step away from sheer pron! You make the Kardashians look like sheer angels! Utter garbage and quite disappointed you have become so tasteless! No class....and if this is what tomorrows tv has to offer no thanks.

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