Hashtag give it to gilly
Has anyone watched Away yet?
I'm over half way through the season and I'm really digging it. It's sci-fi enough to present a believable effort at landing people on Mars, but grounded enough that the drama is really damn good and relatable. I was actually on the edge of my seat in the second episode with the whole de-tethering thing, and I can't remember the last time a Netflix show did that.
This was really enjoyable! But the thing that kept nagging me the whole time and made it feel less real was that you've got all these dudes at NASA and not once. Not once. Does anyone make a reference to Apollo 13, or even the associated movie. Everything else about it was pretty good, and with the equal focus on science-and-space and earth-and-family narratives it felt both a bit more plausible than Interstellar and maybe a bit more intimate than Gravity. (I was not a fan of Interstellar. People screwing up in space, that I can understand. An entire crew of people being complete jackasses in space? Nope! Implausible at best, insulting at worst.)
Slightly confused by the way this hasn't even reached 3 seasons before cancellation. I guess it must have been really expensive to make!
Other big point of confusion is the way the Chinese government is portrayed. Like sure, they're not really communist any more and the joke among leftists is the youth rebel movements are upset because the government isn't anything like the Maoist thought they were taught, but the quote from the man wasn't "Women hold up half the sky, so if we better not let them go off into space because it'll come crashing down due to a lack of support"