BEACON 23: SEASON ONE
Starring: Lena Headey, Stephan James, Natasha Mumba, and Marnie McPhail
Creator: Zak Penn
As far as sci-fi shows go, Beacon 23 isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen, but its slow burn, uninteresting characters, single setting, and meandering storyline don’t give viewers any reason to be invested. Maybe it’s all world-building for the seasons to come (Seasons One and Two were filmed back-to-back), but if everyone checks out before you get to those Season Two payoffs, what’s the point? It’s possible that the most dedicated sci-fans out there will have the patience to sit through the so-far-empty mythology and poorly developed exposition, but I’m not that dude. Instead, I’d watch Silo, based on a book from the same author.