Critic Consensus: Movie-sized action sequences and a pretty cast provide smooth sailing for The Last Ship, though it's not anything that hasn't been seen before.
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It may be all formula and archetypes, but that's Bay's bread and butter, and the first two hours pack enough oomph to make you want to see what happens when the Ship finally pulls into port.
The Sunday night scene just keeps getting worse on TNT. No, I don't mean the programming. The shows were already good and just got better with the addition of The Last Ship.
You just sit back, swallow this thing whole and wait for sturdy, studly, stolid Captain Chandler to fire off another round of uniformed rhetoric.
The Last Ship sets sail on a strong premise. The question is whether it will be able to stay on course.
Passable summer thriller with some decent (for TV) action sequences.
Audience Reviews for The Last Ship: Season 1
From TNT comes the Michael Bay apocalyptic series The Last Ship. The show follows the crew of the U.S.S. Nathan James as they attempt to find a cure for a deadly virus that has infected 80% of the world's population. Featuring Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, and John Pyper-Ferguson, the casting is pretty good, as are their performances. The writing is also impressive, and does an exceptional job at keeping the show grounded and at giving an authentic depiction of naval life. Additionally, the action is shot especially well, bringing a lot of intensity and suspense to the episodes. Full of exciting adventure, The Last Ship delivers a strong first season.
The Last Ships shows how a good production can still save a rather cliche story. The over the top action was pleasing to the eye for any Bay fans, despite the simple story, the episodes were consistent. The characters were quite well developed, each with their own story. The first season is satisfyingly enjoyable.
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