Project Blue Book: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Project Blue Book

Critics Consensus

Project Blue Book will likely intrigue fans of the paranormal with its loose adaptation of historically unexplained phenomena, but this buttoned-down series lacks the narrative verve to appeal beyond the true believers.



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 140
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Air date: Jan 8, 2019
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Aidan Gillen
as J. Allen Hynek
Ksenia Solo
as Susie
Laura Mennell
as Mimi Hynek
Michael Harney
as General
Michael Malarkey
as Michael Quinn
Neal McDonough
as Gen. James Harding
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Critic Reviews for Project Blue Book Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Tries to coast by recreating the facts and exploring how a skeptic might come to believe, but the doc's journey is sorely lacking in ingenuity.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Writer David O'Leary has created a stylish, slick and interesting take on a subject matter that has never lacked coverage in film and television.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Perhaps it would be best for everyone involved if Project Blue Book were locked away in a vault, like many a mysterious aircraft could very well be right now in Area 51.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Anyone who's watched McDonough on Justified or his turns on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow is well aware how much fun the actor can be to watch.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall the series holds promise as a connector to a true life trek into the possibly paranormal.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Even if it's less nuanced than The Americans and a bit cornier than The X-Files, Project Blue Book has a pulpy energy that carries it over its rougher patches.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Project Blue Book already has me hooked, and I appreciate the real-life cases on which each episode is based. It gives viewers a thought-provoking authenticity to the story being told.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Robert Zemeckis has crafted a period-setting UFO-investigative series that's polished and well-crafted but uninspired. It keeps more towards the well-worn paths rather than trying to carve out its own niche.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Project Blue Book is not only a retread, it's a boring retread to boot.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Even if the show has trouble finding its sea legs, it's a perfectly fun bit of distraction that could find an admirable groove if it proves willing to take a step back and make some calculated adjustments.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Project Blue Book: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Decent series, Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey make this show a page turner where you want to see just how far this rabbit hole goes. Is it aliens?, is it a government conspiracy? Can't wait for season 2
  • Aug 02, 2019
    I watched the first series and it was certainly watchable, but the writing after the first few episodes was terrible and inconsistence. This show had massive potential and the first few episodes were great. However, as commonly occurs in Hollywood (or the equivalent for TV-shows), the writing starts to fall apart by being inconsistent and splitting off into soap plots. The shark was almost jumped during the Von Braun episode. They should have used a German scientist which was supposed to have worked with magnetic or vortex drives, not von Braun who was a pure rocket man. But when you saw an alien, on an airbase and research establishment, designed to develop new aircraft, I groaned. I suppose those who want to keep this all secret have aliens in jars scattered around all their establishments as ornaments. It would have been better if the shock discover was the US UFO. Finally, the test pilot was unwilling and forced into the craft. This is so stupid that is beggar's belief. An unwilling test pilot is worse than no pilot. I suspect some point was being made here, but it was a stupid point which distracted from the story. The bomb shelters was another bit of stupidity, it was many years later than the bomb shelter crazy hit the US, after Kennedy encouraged everyone to build one. Again, I am assuming they were attempting to make an irrelevant point for some reason. The cause is just lazy writing. Apart from these really annoying examples of poor and lazy writing, it's a good series. The acting is great and the special effects well up to scratch. I just hope they get better writers for season two.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    A Sci-Fi nerd from way back, who began with E.E. Doc Smith's Massive "Lensmen" series around 60 years ago, I found "Project Blue Book" to have been quite well done. I've enjoyed it and look forward to season 2.
  • Jun 15, 2019
    Personally I;m more into future Sci-Fi rather than Sci-Fi held around the 60's, 70's and further back. But this program is quite engaging and entertaining to watch.
  • May 23, 2019
    Season 1 was thrilling and captivating. It kept me intrigued at every turn. Aidan Gillen transforms seamlessly from Little Finger to Dr. J. Allen Hynek. I am anxiously awaiting the premiere of Season 2.
  • Mar 30, 2019
    Love this show, I like the cinematography and 1950â??s period production.
  • Mar 29, 2019
    Poor production quality, annoying characters and a terrible scipt. B grade at best. Certainly not at the same level as x files :( A real shame. This subject matter had so much potential..
  • Mar 28, 2019
    Does not live up to the X Files bar. Even by 90's standards. Cringe dialogue, weak effects, presented as 'Based on true events' and not even close, misplaced modern liberal social commentary, chliche characters and worst of all, a wasted opportunity.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    Fans of the X-Files will love this show. I'm very glad to see it was renewed for a second season. Fingers crossed they'll get to unfold the big story and not be cancelled like so many other shows we enjoy! (People From Earth, Ghosted, Louie, etc.)
  • Mar 21, 2019
    It was okay but it wasn't as good as I thought it was gonna be. I liked the acting and its looks good the storyline is good to but it lacks is follow threw.It was like it wanted to be Xfiles but didn't want to take the risk X files did.

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