It only needed 4 episodes tops, maybe 3. I detest when creators deliberately stretch plots to get multiple seasons. Do it right or don't do it at all.
Let's forget for a moment all the technological and pseudoscientific inconsistencies these types of shows may have, as usual: that's no excuse for unrealistic characters who behave in poorly believable ways; on top of that, they have no depth and whatever authors try to do to give them some humanity, is trite and pathetic. For example: You would see people with more angst, sense of urgency and perspective of reality on people who lost a fly abroad than with these characters. The plot is stupid too and makes no sense on top of the aforementioned lack of alien (and human) technological consistency. You feel sorry for the actors because some of them, at least, have to deal with a useless material to work with and obviously the direction is horrible. There are film shorts that work miracles in 10 minutes, this TV show doesn't know what to do in so many episodes. And, of course, there is no War of the Worlds of anything close to it.
This is the sound I made during each episode after forcing myself into watching the next one in the hope that the show would improve then realise 5 minutes into each episode that 45 minutes of tedium awaited me.... "Sigh" Each sigh lasted 45 minutes, I'll say no more.Is it over yet?
You would think that in a TV show about the downfall of our civilization, the emotions and merits of people would be portrayed. But in fact all the characters you meet here are colorless and boring, even unappealing. They hardly talk at all, the dialogues are practical at best - if there are any at all. It feels as if a person with social attachment disorder wrote the script.To the special effects: there are none. Nada. Nothing. No spaceships, no aliens, no energy weapons, just people walking around, hardly talking to each other. Here and there some strange robot dogs appear for fractions of a second, and that's it. This series is really just a waste of precious time and resources. It could have been so much more.
Boring, don't waste your time. It's nearly the same every episode.
I'm 7 episodes into this and losing the will
to live. This should just have gone out without the "War of The Worlds" title. At least then it would just be another terrible sy-fi series.Bloated with "dramatic" personal moments from characters that you'll never care about it just bumbles on with idiots running away from the most non-threatening aliens since Paul.It's been painful. When will
Studios stop using this illustrious title to get us to watch these crappy re-imagined versions of what is the definitive science fiction story. Someone please throw a tripod in there before it ends, for me! PLEASE!