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War of the Worlds: Season 1 (2020)



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When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world's population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question - who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction. This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realize, the aliens' savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.


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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

There's a difference between something that's intense and something that's just brutally bleak. It almost feels like this War isn't worth winning.

February 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Adaptation of sci-fi dystopian classic is dry and overlong.

April 9, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This miniseries isn't quite the War Of The Worlds you're familiar with, but it does seem to be looking like a fine apocalyptic survival story...

February 18, 2020 | Full Review…

For now, it is an interesting counterpoint to the position taken in the recent BBC adaptation, and through the darker aesthetic and style is initially more interesting.

February 7, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

By the end of episode two a hungry dog was chasing a terrified straggler, but it was the overall stillness that got me. Never has the apocalypse been so lethally quiet.

March 6, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While it might initially disappoint anyone expecting a more propulsive sci-fi tale, Worlds settles into a compelling if derivative dystopian survival series.

February 13, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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