Now Apocalypse: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Now Apocalypse

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 116
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Air date: Mar 10, 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 (31) | Top Critics (12)

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…
Top Critic

Now Apocalypse doesn't hang together with total cohesion but there are enough glimmers of originality to cut through the sludge of generic, commercially-defined internet TV shows.

Jul 23, 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…
Top Critic

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 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…

This show is wild, in many of the best ways. Some of the most on the nose things in this show are played so earnestly that they work.

Mar 12, 2019 | 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…

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

  • Sep 01, 2019
    Pedro Almodovar grew up. Even John Waters. Not Gregg Araki. As long as there are James Duvalian actors and Rose McGowanesque actresses, he will soldier on - proving that every new generation is doomed. And why not. One sour note - his main characters are a winning mixture of crass and vulnerable. So why are the people they come across too often one-dimensional? I wonder how Under the Silver Lake would have been with Araki directing. Sometimes. Not often. And the title made me seek out the comedy show Whoops Apocalypse. Thanks!
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Low quality Araki show which as quirky as it can be, is often badly written and also gets bdsm very wrong if not is quite toxic and demeaning in it's portrayal.
  • May 28, 2019
    Gregg Araki x TV is a dream come true. So much fun watching this show. It's arousing to the eye and has more kitsch than the whole Met Gala 2019. Desperately awaiting season 2 as the last episode had me screaming with glee and shock and also frantically searching for the next episode. I'm as addicted to this show and the overall genius of Araki as Ulysses is to weed. More please!!!
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    Absolutely Awesome, If you were a fan of twin peaks back in the day, This has a similar weirdness.
  • Apr 20, 2019
    Fun, and oh so sexual. These characters are so much it!!
  • Apr 13, 2019
    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!
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Funny, odd and sexy. It flips a number of stereo types on their head.
  • Apr 12, 2019
    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?
  • Apr 10, 2019
    Best show on TV. I love the characters. The story, the drama. It is light hearted and the actors are gorgeous.

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