Away: Season 1

Away: Season 1

Away: Season 1

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank leads this 10-episode space drama as an astronaut who makes the painful decision to part with her family for an extensive voyage across the stars.

As American astronaut Emma Green (Swank) prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most. As the crew's journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex. 

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s the smaller-scale issues that hit the balance between exoticism and relatability that the rest of the series has so much trouble locating. But as the season chugs along, the team-building takes the form of crew members giving each other nonstop inspirational speeches.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

“Away” isn’t illustrative of its top-flight cast and crew’s abilities. Perhaps it could find a better balance in Season 2, or perhaps this is the space show people want, even if it’s not what they deserve.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

I remain, as always, a sucker for anything even vaguely NASA-themed, but also for the kind of nuanced, hyperemotional family drama that Goldberg and Katims did on a show like Parenthood. Away only gets the space half of things right, but it often gets that half very right.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Even if the script doesn’t always deliver, Away looks the part, and television really has come a long way, in terms of the scale of what we can see on the small screen.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It needs Will Bates’s strong, stirring score; it needs Joni Mitchell’s River, too, to give it a midway lift at Christmas, in a sappy-sweet montage with tinsel strewn across the living quarters. It’s a little less than binge-worthy on every level, but as space soap, it passes the time.

3.0
Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

The sagas of the families left behind—largely, family life sociology with a touch of soap opera—are, at least, watchable and sometimes better than that.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Despite strong acting, convincing production design and propulsive storytelling, the weepy stuff often feels contrived. Emma’s “woman trying to have it all, astronaut edition” plot verges on insulting.

Variety

Variety

press

The series has all the markers of a prestige consideration of what it means for humanity to take flight, but leans so heavily on inspirational tropes of the genre that it never, itself, soars.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A self-important patchwork of space clichés and boilerplate family conflict that never manages to make it into orbit.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Everyone’s well-intentioned, fundamentally decent, and capable. There are no villains, only complicated situations. When someone suggests it’s better for an astronaut to die in space a hero than return home a coward, the argument feels profound, not diabolical. This makes the series dramatically frustrating at times, but given our current social and political climate, it’s also refreshing.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s the smaller-scale issues that hit the balance between exoticism and relatability that the rest of the series has so much trouble locating. But as the season chugs along, the team-building takes the form of crew members giving each other nonstop inspirational speeches.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

“Away” isn’t illustrative of its top-flight cast and crew’s abilities. Perhaps it could find a better balance in Season 2, or perhaps this is the space show people want, even if it’s not what they deserve.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

I remain, as always, a sucker for anything even vaguely NASA-themed, but also for the kind of nuanced, hyperemotional family drama that Goldberg and Katims did on a show like Parenthood. Away only gets the space half of things right, but it often gets that half very right.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Even if the script doesn’t always deliver, Away looks the part, and television really has come a long way, in terms of the scale of what we can see on the small screen.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It needs Will Bates’s strong, stirring score; it needs Joni Mitchell’s River, too, to give it a midway lift at Christmas, in a sappy-sweet montage with tinsel strewn across the living quarters. It’s a little less than binge-worthy on every level, but as space soap, it passes the time.

3.0
Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

The sagas of the families left behind—largely, family life sociology with a touch of soap opera—are, at least, watchable and sometimes better than that.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Despite strong acting, convincing production design and propulsive storytelling, the weepy stuff often feels contrived. Emma’s “woman trying to have it all, astronaut edition” plot verges on insulting.

Variety

Variety

press

The series has all the markers of a prestige consideration of what it means for humanity to take flight, but leans so heavily on inspirational tropes of the genre that it never, itself, soars.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A self-important patchwork of space clichés and boilerplate family conflict that never manages to make it into orbit.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Everyone’s well-intentioned, fundamentally decent, and capable. There are no villains, only complicated situations. When someone suggests it’s better for an astronaut to die in space a hero than return home a coward, the argument feels profound, not diabolical. This makes the series dramatically frustrating at times, but given our current social and political climate, it’s also refreshing.

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