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Space Force: Season 1 Reviews

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July 24, 2020
Space Force will just be another throwaway piece of cultural ephemera, forgotten in the endless gaffes and episodes of Trump's Theatre of the Absurd.
July 10, 2020
What might have seemed like an edgy political satire when it was developed in 2019 now suffers from the fact that truth has become stranger than fiction. ... As the show's tagline reads, "Nowhere to go but up."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2020
Much like Space Force itself, it's clear to see that no expense has been spared by Netflix to help launch this new comedy. But sadly, it never quite takes off in the way they might have hoped.
May 26, 2020
The great supporting roles don't make up for the show's murky point of view, or its stiffness, or its lack of satirical bite.
June 26, 2020
Space Force is a massive misfire as the comedy flails from joke to joke, not knowing how to land. The Netflix show doesn't seem to know what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 28, 2020
Almost from blast-off, Space Force feels as though it's at war with itself.
May 26, 2020
It's the same question posed to the real Space Force as to the TV show version - who actually wants this?
May 30, 2020
[Space Force's] breezy, weightless plots aren't backed up with anything of import or depth - and its refusal to penetrate the idiotic surface of its bumbling, bone-headed protagonist is disturbingly empty.
May 27, 2020
'Space Force' undocks from the possibility to matter. Thank goodness for John Malkovich, though.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 10, 2020
Space Force is too deferential to be satirical: far from deflating Trump's supposedly absurd scheme, Space Force buys into the hype and then some.
May 26, 2020
Barely achieves lift-off.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 11, 2020
... lazy and pointless.
May 28, 2020
The skinny on Space Force is that it rises not to the occasion, but to the cheapest of cheap shots, firing at random and hitting very few marks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 15, 2020
When our world is so mad, it's hard to then go and write a comedy that tries to be madder than real life actually is.
May 27, 2020
On paper it sounds like a winner... But it feels unsure of its tone. Is it goofy? Satirical? Heartwarming?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 22, 2020
Space Force needs an identity other than "satire", because it is impossible to satirize America right now.
May 29, 2020
Unfortunately, Netflix's Space Force lives up to its name.
June 5, 2020
In a lot of ways Space Force is a lot like the real thing; flashy and expensive and something you can't look away from. There's no denying it's not as funny as it should be and not as emotional impactful as it wants to be.
June 15, 2020
While it attempts to be timely and relevant, throwing jabs at a questionable leader and his mission of returning to the moon, Space Force leans on cheap humor and shallow narrative constructions.
May 28, 2020
Space Force goes not-that-boldly where plenty of shows have gone before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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