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TV Thursday: Aftermath Season 1 (2016) - Cephus' Corner

TV Thursday: Aftermath Season 1 (2016)

January 12th, 2017

To be honest, watching this series was a mistake.  I saw it go by and remembered having heard something about a series on National Geographic by the same name.  And really, the NatGeo show still sounds a lot better than what we got.  Space usually does some pretty decent shows so we decided to give Aftermath a go, but was that a mistake?  Only clicking below will tell.

When disaster after disaster starts to happen inexplicably, the Copeland family takes to the road in their RV to try to weather the end of the world.  But what’s causing it all?  Heck it anyone knows.

The one thing that immediately bugged me about this series is that they were throwing every conceivable disaster at the screen with no rhyme or reason. Nothing was ever connected, none of it made any sense, and when they were throwing demon possession and dragons into the mix, I was about ready to give up.  The only thing that kept me going, other than hating to stop in the middle of something, was the hope that it would all make sense in the end.

And I was wrong.  Oh, they threw some bullshit explanation about string theory and all of the different dimensions coming together, but by then, I was so sick of the stupidity in this series that very little could get me to come back for more.

In fact, the acting really isn’t good, the stories are dumb, the whole premise is absurd and the characters are totally unbelievable.  The world is ending and nobody reacts realistically.  Oh, we have 2 hours until the whole planet is wiped out, we just won’t freak out, we’ll all be calm.  Sure, that makes sense.  And as a family, they all fail miserably.  They have zero chemistry and spend most of the time barely tolerating each other.  I was tolerating them even worse.

Yeah, this is not a show that I’m going to revisit, if it manages to come back at all.  I’m not invested in the characters, I don’t care if anyone lives or dies and their explanation for the whole thing is just idiotic.  When I asked my wife how they could possibly go on and she said they’d just hop between dimensions, I died a little inside.  It’s just stupid.  I’ve got enough stupid to deal with.

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