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      Season 1 – Constellation

      2024 Drama Mystery & Thriller Sci-Fi Action Adventure TRAILER for Constellation: Season 1 Trailer List
      71% 51 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 100+ Ratings Audience Score When a fatal accident occurs on board the International Space Station, a lone astronaut makes the heroic journey back to Earth, only to discover key pieces of her life -- including her young daughter -- have changed. Read More Read Less

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      Constellation — Season 1

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      Constellation — Season 1

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      Critics Consensus

      Solid performances and creepy atmosphere help Constellation engage during a first season with some noticeable narrative turbulence along the way.

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      Edward F I think some of the acting was great, and that the premise was an interesting start. Compared to a lot of tv, especially sci-fi tv, this storytelling leans toward glacial in pace. Also, later in the series I'm not a fan of the story-telling choices, and don't like the ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Audience Member amazing series. I need more stars Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review LL S The timeline of events is a bit opaque and the ending somewhat unsatisfying, but still a decent sci-fi mystery. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review Levente T This is stellar example of what gets sci-fi a bad rap... Whilst there are two central elements here (a sci-fi idea around quantum superposition and a psychological drama with heavy undertones) that could have made this into a reputable sci-fi series... it is completely destroyed by astonishingly bad, superficial, or downright stupid creative choices. If someone tried to approach the sci-fi genre through this series, well, it would make them run for the hills. First of all: sci-fi has to respect its own rules - otherwise it is merely fantasy and, as in this series, it can be of the most ad-hoc and ridiculous kind. Quantum superposition, neat idea, however any chance of suspense or mystery is nullified by it being the obvious explanation from the very start: we know, from the first episode, that everything experienced by everybody is a macroscopic-scale, real-life version of that phenomenon. It is clear that there are two alternate realities and the 'device' makes people experience overlaps between those realities... or even swap places. But then... for the love of sci-fi god(s)... mirror? A mirror, any mirror, being able to visually connect the people in those two realities? Seriously? It is the "sci-fi" writing of a ten-year-old. It is silliness of supreme order. It is like a monstrous unforced error in tennis. Of all the possible ways in which, based on many decades of quality sci-fi rooted in proper science, the writers could have handle this... they end up with the "idea" of a mirror in which people in alternate realities can casually see each other and talk to each other. The self-contradiction and stupidity gets even worse: one character can chat to his alternate version in the mirror, but the girl can only do this via a tape recorder... Come on, who wrote this? Did they talk to each other when they put this nonsense together? And amongst this revolting, self-contradicting, illogical stupidity there is a heavy psychological drama (greatly subdued by the robotic "mommy"/"mamma" spoken by the girl every other minute, sometimes several times a minute)... which makes the contrast between the 'serious' content and the silliness even worse. The golden rule of any sci-fi or mere fantasy is that it has to be at least self-consistent... it has to respect its own, no matter how badly, made-up rules. This series is just... astonishingly failing at this fundamental rule. The result is something that it is impossible to take seriously, whilst it really wants us to do that - i.e. The central psychodrama is a very heavy and serious one... but turned into a total tragicomedy by the utterly idiotic "sci-fi" nonsense that, seconds into it, turns its own rules upside down - and then denaturates into infantile "solutions" like... the mirror and tape recorder. And then... at the end... as the ultimate stupid, self-serving, pointless "punchline": the last seconds... that contradict everything they themselves established as the reality in that alternate Universe. It is a pure gimmick, from 1950s horror B-movies... and not only renders everything even more nonsensical, but it is directly contradicting again the show's own concepts and facts. Dear oh dear. This has to be a masterclass in how not to write so-called "sci-fi". Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Jaime I Great show. Had me tied to the screen so quickly and until the end Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Eric N As a non-sci-fi person, Constellation is certainly outside my wheelhouse. It takes a lot for me just to start watching a show like this, so the fact that I enjoyed it thoroughly and was invested fully is pretty impressive. Constellation isn't quite up to the standards of Silo, For All Mankind, and Severance, but it was still a great ride. The cinematography was outstanding throughout, probably the best of any Apple TV+ series I've watched. The two lead actors, Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks, are absolutely fantastic, each playing two different versions of the same characters. Likewise, the two young twins who play the same character in different dimensions are also stellar. As for the story itself, I found it best just to suspend disbelief and go along for the ride. If you're a technical person who wants the science to line up perfectly, this is probably not a great fit for you. But, if you want to watch a gorgeous, well-acted, imaginative and emotional series, give Constellation a try. I hope there's a second season, because there are a lot of directions this show could go in - and a lot of loose ends that it would be nice to tie up. Even if that doesn't happen, season 1 is entertaining enough to invest eight hours in. I'll give it an 8.3. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Feb 21, 2024 The Wounded Angel A disaster on board the International Space Station becomes a fight for survival. Details Episode 2 Aired Feb 21, 2024 Live and Let Die Jo races to find a way back to Earth before her life support runs out; Henry is concerned about his experiment. Details Episode 3 Aired Feb 21, 2024 Somewhere in Space Hangs My Heart The space agencies begin their investigation into the ISS collision; Jo struggles to reconnect with Magnus and Alice. Details Episode 4 Aired Feb 28, 2024 The Left Hand of God Jo's life back home is not how she remembers it, and growing tension with Magnus adds to her feelings of alienation. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 6, 2024 Five Miles Out, the Sound Is Clearest While on the run with Alice, Jo makes a chilling discovery; Bud threatens to exact his revenge on Henry. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 13, 2024 Paul Is Dead Magnus worries that Alice is living in a fantasy world. Details Episode 7 Aired Mar 20, 2024 Through the Looking Glass Lost and alone in the woods, Jo desperately tries to reunite with her daughter. Details Episode 8 Aired Mar 27, 2024 These Fragments I Have Shored Against My Ruin Jo is taken to an astronaut rehabilitation clinic, where the truth is revealed. Details

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      Jesse Hassenger TheWrap Noomi Rapace is a wonderful actress, but we get so much of her here that she winds up appearing paradoxically, unfairly limited. Rated: 1/4 Mar 12, 2024 Full Review Saloni Gajjar AV Club Constellation deserves merit for its ambitious attempt to balance the contradictory vastness of space with the astronauts’ claustrophobia and inner turmoil. Rated: B Feb 28, 2024 Full Review A.A. Dowd Primetimer Over eight tense hours, the series unfurls a mystery likely to buzz the synapses of anyone keen on Philip K. Dick or Fringe. Feb 28, 2024 Full Review Susan Granger SSG Syndicate This slow-paced and confusing - because of it's non-linear storytelling - yet compelling mini-series takes audiences - once again - into the cosmic mysteries of space travel. Rated: 7/10 Mar 11, 2024 Full Review Marty Brown Common Sense Media This is a space drama that relishes being a space drama. Mar 7, 2024 Full Review Dustin Rowles Pajiba It often feels like confusion masquerading as profundity, like a high-school essay that uses a lot of thesaurus words to disguise the fact that they have no idea what they’re talking about. Mar 7, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

      Season Info

      Director
      Oliver Hirschbiegel, Joseph Cedar, Michelle MacLaren
      Executive Producer
      Peter Harness, David B. Tanner, Tracey Scoffield, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta, Justin Thomson, Michelle MacLaren, Rebecca Hobbs
      Screenwriter
      Peter Harness
      Network
      Apple TV+
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Feb 21, 2024
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