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The First: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Sean Penn gives an intensely poignant performance as the driven but conflicted Tom Hagerty in The First's rather slow-moving first season.


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In the future, the first human is sent to Mars to explore the possibility of interplanetary colonization.


Sean Penn
as Tom Hagerty
LisaGay Hamilton
as Kayla Price
James Ransone
as Nick Fletcher
Anna Jacoby-Heron
as Denise Hagerty
Hannah Ware
as Sadie Hewitt
Keiko Agena
as Aiko Hakari
Melissa George
as Diane Hagerty
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Critic Reviews for The First: Season 1

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (21)

The series may well develop into an absorbing character-led take on humankind's dream of exploring the solar system, but Willimon seemed to be relying on the audience having a bite at the second episode before deciding.

November 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The First is surprisingly pompous, inflated by its soundtrack... But stick with it.

November 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The First delivers, handsomely.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As flawed as I found the first season, I'll admit, it hooked me enough that I'm interested to see how they live life on Mars.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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[Tom] acts like a complex hero in this post-"Sopranos" era, but the aimless writing and the arty editing leave him flat.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Visually compelling with a nicely pensive music score - courtesy of Colin Stetson of Arcade Fire and Bon Iver - "The First" is otherwise plodding and padded.

September 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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