THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH: SEASON ONE
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Annelle Olaleye, Clarke Peters, Bill Nighy, Jimmi Simpson, Kate Mulgrew, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, and Rob Delaney
Creators: Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman
Despite an interesting premise and some excellent performances (Chiwetel Ejiofor, especially), each passing episode of The Man Who Fell to Earth loses its grip on the elements that made for the series’ strong start. After the fish-out-of-water angle exhausts itself, the story begins to move at a snail’s pace as the show seems determined to slow-roll its mystery in an effort to play up its tone of ethereal solemness. Considering all the good things it has going for it (score, special effects, overall vibe, etc.), it’s the type of sci-fi series I want to like, but I just don’t have the patience for it.