Space Force: Season 1

Space Force: Season 1

Space Force: Season 1

Steve Carell is part of the sixth branch of armed services - The Space Force - in this comedy series he co-created with Emmy award winner Greg Daniels (The Office). Loosely based on president Donald Trump's very real plan to set up a military in space.

On June 18, 2018 the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States Armed Forces. The goal of the new branch is "to defend satellites from attack" and "perform other space-related tasks." Or something. This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out.

2020USANetflix
ComedyScience Fiction

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Reviews & comments

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

The humor is hit-and-miss, the big-budget slapstick set pieces are mildly funny when they should be Mel Brooks funny, and the shifts in tone from farce to sincere drama are often sudden and jarring.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

It all looks like “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” and for its first two episodes, right up through a very funny, high-stakes mission with a chimp-astronaut, it seems like just the satire we need.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Despite such credentials, Houston doesn’t have a problem as much as a mild disappointment.

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Space Force (premiering May 29) started as a two-word pitch from Netflix, and it often plays like a show that was reverse-engineered around a title. Everything about it, from the character names to the plotting, feels decidedly first-draft.

Variety

Variety

press

For all the heft behind it, “Space Force” should be an easy win. Ten episodes later, however, it’s safer to say that “Space Force” is really just okay.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[Carell's] too good for the material, which never takes off. The loony parts aren’t sharp enough, despite the efforts of Carell and crack performers like Noah Emmerich, Jane Lynch and Diedrich Bader.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Space Force just isn't close to consistent — especially in the first half of the season, the misses outweigh the hits — and even as it settles into itself a little more, it's hard to buy all the eventual smoothing out of characters and plot lines from that choppy beginning.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

How did so much talent and money go to such waste?

2.0
TV Guide

TV Guide

press

Space Force is inexplicably unfunny, a black hole for laughter, with stretches of bombs lasting minutes, not just because the gags rarely work, but because there aren't that many jokes in the first place.

1.0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

The humor is hit-and-miss, the big-budget slapstick set pieces are mildly funny when they should be Mel Brooks funny, and the shifts in tone from farce to sincere drama are often sudden and jarring.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

It all looks like “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” and for its first two episodes, right up through a very funny, high-stakes mission with a chimp-astronaut, it seems like just the satire we need.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Despite such credentials, Houston doesn’t have a problem as much as a mild disappointment.

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Space Force (premiering May 29) started as a two-word pitch from Netflix, and it often plays like a show that was reverse-engineered around a title. Everything about it, from the character names to the plotting, feels decidedly first-draft.

Variety

Variety

press

For all the heft behind it, “Space Force” should be an easy win. Ten episodes later, however, it’s safer to say that “Space Force” is really just okay.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[Carell's] too good for the material, which never takes off. The loony parts aren’t sharp enough, despite the efforts of Carell and crack performers like Noah Emmerich, Jane Lynch and Diedrich Bader.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Space Force just isn't close to consistent — especially in the first half of the season, the misses outweigh the hits — and even as it settles into itself a little more, it's hard to buy all the eventual smoothing out of characters and plot lines from that choppy beginning.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

How did so much talent and money go to such waste?

2.0
TV Guide

TV Guide

press

Space Force is inexplicably unfunny, a black hole for laughter, with stretches of bombs lasting minutes, not just because the gags rarely work, but because there aren't that many jokes in the first place.

1.0

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