Well, this isn’t what we expected at all.
Netflix’s highly-anticipated new comedy in Space Force, which boasts of not only THe Office creator Greg Daniels but also stars the legendary Steve Carell, is getting eaten alive by critics and the like before it evens streams on the platform.
The series was inspired by President Trump’s announcement that he wanted to create a new branch of the military to which he’d call: Space Force. Honestly speaking, that branch of the military would have been cool to see––sadly, the Netflix series isn’t the best way to see how it’ll function if it ever existed as The Daily Beast writes that the series is “largely unfunny” with “little to warrant a recommendation,” and “there is an absence of a point of view.”
Even Time agrees that the show is “a bust”. Entertainment Weeklysays it’s “an innocuous and startlingly unfunny sitcom” that “often plays like a show that was reverse-engineered around a title.” EW was even surprised that the series was apolitical despite its subject matter’s gravity.
Variety, on the other hand, says is “just okay” and might have moments that “buckles under the weight of its own ambition,” while The Hollywood Reporter says the show “isn’t close to consistent,” and Consequence of Sound deems it a show “for people either desperate for new Office content, or who still find ‘covfefe’ funny.”
I guess IndieWire didn’t have to talk too much since it did give out a B rating and describing the series to be “serviceable.”
Not a good start to Carell’s first regular comedy series starring role after the legend that is The Office. Coincidentally, the show is actually coming to Netflix soon enough before the streamer actually loses the rights to The Office.
If any of you want to take a shot in the dark at Space Force, then watch out for the 29th of May. You might even like it.