Hulu: The First

It’s not!

I don’t think it’s too much to ask that “original” video be that. Show me something new.

The First isn’t and doesn’t.

The first manned flight to Mars …

… with a crew of five:

And we’re shown the same damned things we’ve seen before. Astronauts being suited up. Mission Control. Astronaut banter.

And when it takes off, I just knew this was going to happen:

They even mimicked the Challenger explosion, with a booster moving off on its own!

It’s sabotage, of course.

It’s telegraphed with obscure scenes of some unseen lunatic mumbling.

And there’s no damned way the redundant systems wouldn’t have detected a problem that would have led to such a catastrophe. This is, after all, a post-Challenger launch.

I don’t need to waste any more time on this.

Killing Eve — one of the best things I’ve seen this year so far (see it!) — was made for BBC America, for god’s sake. That’s just about mainstream cable TV.

Yet, Hulu, which has to fight tooth and nail against Netflix and Amazon Prime, went with this.

Hulu, you have a problem. And it’s with your people doing program acquisition.

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2 Responses to Hulu: The First

  1. Martin says:

    I normaly agree with you, basically we have almost the same taste when you write post about tv shows.When you say don’t watch it I do not watch it. After reading this one I did not follow you. I wanted to watch a sci fi drama with good actors. So during the weekend I watched the entired 8 eps. I end after that almost dead trying to understand what is all about…No Mars. No first men. No sci fi. no Mystery.Just Drama. A super big mistake. Waiting and waiting for something interesting to happeng and nothing absolutly nothing.
    My bad…

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