We covered what the stars thought of being in the show yesterday, today we check out the Debris reviews. Is it as good as the showrunner, Joel Wyman’s Fringe?
The story has wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft scattering across the Western Hemisphere. However, it soon becomes apparent the pieces are messing with the laws of physics! It’s changing lives in ways we can’t comprehend…
Two agents from different continents, and different mindsets, are tasked to work together to recover the debris, whose mysteries humankind is not quite ready for.
The cast includes Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele, Norbert Leo Butz and Scroobius Pip. Creator and showrunner JH Wyman writes and executive produces.
Wall Street Journey‘s Debris review by John Anderson
- It’s hard not to warm to NBC’s ambitious Debris, which may just sweep viewers off their feet.
- The black, animated shards of spacecraft seem to tap into people’s grief, resurrecting their loved ones—in some ephemeral form
- It’s in no rush to provide details, only mood
4 out of 5 stars from our reading
Roger Ebert‘s Debris review by
- Debris [is] another show about interstellar visitors but one that seeks to be more Arrival than Independence Day.
- The concept and cast are strong enough that it could become another Fringe, or it could run out of ideas in a couple of weeks
Could go either way
2.5 out of 5 stars from our reading
TV Guide‘s Debris review by Kelly Connolly
- We’re meant to gaze in awe as human bodies hover above the ground, but it’s hard to swoon when our heroes are too busy gathering data
- It’s clear from the pilot that, if nothing else, the show thinks that’s pretty cool
- it’s a bad sign that the first episode of the series is more emotionally invested in the stand-alone parts of the story than it is in its mythology, much less its leads
Nothing to say
2 out of 5 stars from our reading
TV Line‘s Debris review by
- I’ve officially got my hopes up for Debris, which gets off to a great start and is packed with potential.Debris springs from the mind of Fringewriter
- JH Wyman, and it briskly chugs along with the same geeky, goofy energy that beloved show had.
- It is hard to get too excited, though. I’ve only seen one episode, after all, and we’ve all been down this road before, with sci-fi dramas setting up intriguing mysteries, only to be cancelled before we get any answers.
Smart and strange
Rated B+ = 4 out of 5 stars
Debris reviews summary
|Wall Street Journey‘s Debris review by John Anderson|
|Roger Ebert‘s Debris review by Brian Tallerico|
|TV Guide‘s Debris review by Kelly Connolly|
|TV Line‘s Debris review by Dave Nemetz|
Average review of the group is 3.1 Stars. A good starting point but will it continue this way?