Origin: Season 1 Reviews

December 21, 2018
When Origin gets it right, it's just a ton of fun. The slightly scrappy nature of the series works in its favor, with fresh talent both in front of and behind the camera.
December 18, 2018
Put simply, though it might be seen as transitional show in hindsight for YouTube, the pretty predictable Origin isn't essential viewing except for getting a look at the look from the Resident Evil franchise kingpin.
November 26, 2018
Despite the schlocky space adventure, the series just might hook you because of its flawed protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 21, 2018
The show never rises above its blatant influences... It attempts to cover too much ground and be all things for all viewers rather than focusing on telling a good, streamlined story
Full Review | Original Score: 5.7/10
November 21, 2018
Creepy imagery, sci-fi violence in compelling space series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2018
'Origin' is 'Lost' in space (pun intended), without any of 'Lost''s intrigue and charm.
November 15, 2018
Origin is a decent enough, entertaining sci-fi yarn that's unlikely to stick in your mind much once you've finished watching it. Whether that's enough to convince anyone to sign up to yet another streaming service is another matter.
November 15, 2018
Origin fails to bring anything original to the table. But that doesn't mean it's not worth a shot.
November 15, 2018
Unfortunately, despite Origin's good intentions and mysterious manner, it's simply too derivative and absent of any originality to really recommend an immediate watch.
November 14, 2018
What happens when you convene a ragtag collection of (hot, young) damaged people sent to inhabit a new interplanetary colony? The answer: not much, apparently.
November 14, 2018
Instead, Origin just kind of goes, which makes streaming show's somewhat jumbled imitations an advantage rather than a drawback.
November 14, 2018
It's a sleek and well-crafted drama that leans on familiar tropes. ... But once it sorts out its various threads, Origin could become a much more fascinating show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2018
Origin hits all the right notes, but until it can get a chance to turn them into a new song, all that can be said of it is that it is a compelling mimic.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.3/10
November 14, 2018
The show feels like a social experiment in trust and power dynamics, which may be further complicated by the revelation that one of them isn't necessarily a passenger at all.
November 14, 2018
For fans of Anderson's meat-and-potatoes sci-fi and action, Origin has enough to offer that it's worth exploring.
November 12, 2018
There are parts of Origin that work, and there are parts that don't. But, the parts that do, do so well and shoot so hard for the moon that they ultimately out shadow the lesser parts enough to create a reliably entertaining B-move romp in deep space.