Defying Gravity : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 2, 2009
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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: A group of astronauts headed up by Maddux Donner (Ron Livingston) explore planets during their six-year mission.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. 75
    Defying Gravity is taking its time to get off the ground, but I plan to tune in at least until Saturn.
  2. 75
    Gravity has an intriguing premise and its pacing--the action cuts back-and-forth between the present and five years in the past--heightens the drama and foreboding.
  3. The first ep feels ridiculous; maybe it's the fact that despite being on a futuristic space mission, everyone acts like they're on "Private Practice." Then again, it's summer, and at least this isn't another cop/doctor show.
  4. Defying Gravity, about four men and four women sent into orbit with entangled romantic pasts and removable libido-suppressing devices, has high-tech props and a spooky sci-fi mystery, but it is layered in feminine concerns and the mawkishly sentimental pop music that frames plot points on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice.”
  5. 58
    Gravity may be weighted down by cliche, but it’s not without interest.
  6. Defying Gravity--an international production with American actors--feels too slight, or silly, to treat as anything but the cheap, disposable summer programming it is.
  7. 30
    While I can understand why Parriott and Co. might be tempted to simply swap out the high-pressure hospital setting with a high-pressure intergalactic setting, the stupidity of Defying Gravity really knows no bounds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 65
  2. Negative: 13 out of 65
  1. MiyaG
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    It's been pretty intriguing for me somehow..a good one to kill time in this ....nice and hot summer time. Going to outerspace cools me down.
  2. MichaelS
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    Great show It's all about the people.
  3. Sep 6, 2010
    10
    I love this show! It is so disappointing that ABC never gave it a fair chance. It was broadcast with no advertising fanfare in the middle ofI love this show! It is so disappointing that ABC never gave it a fair chance. It was broadcast with no advertising fanfare in the middle of the summer when most families are on vacation and not expecting new programming. This was a clever, well-acted show that was perfect family fare. I hope that some wrap-up book is offered to fill-in the gaps of the prematurely terminated series. Expand
  4. CurtisF
    Aug 4, 2009
    9
    Its like some did Star Trek: Enterprise without all the stupid Star Trek stuff. Im stoked for Scifi on network.
  5. MunnyR
    Aug 5, 2009
    8
    Great first 2 episodes but seriously keep the fake hindu religious stuff out plzzzzzz!
  6. Jul 5, 2016
    4
    This show would be good if they would stick with the main story line and stop flashing back to before they launched. literally 50% of eachThis show would be good if they would stick with the main story line and stop flashing back to before they launched. literally 50% of each episode is all flashback filler. Expand
  7. KellyK
    Aug 29, 2009
    0
    Unrealistic, horrible script, horrible stereotypical characters, the voyage makes no sense without a continuity or information of what area Unrealistic, horrible script, horrible stereotypical characters, the voyage makes no sense without a continuity or information of what area they are in and the progress of their voyage. It is worse than greys anatomy but they are all enclosed in a small capsule. And the team that is selected sound nothing and their career lines have nothing to do with astronauts on an epic journey. It must have been written by hormonal women after watching an episode of star trek and even worse is the whole unprofessional stand of the crew and the mystery section in the aircraft !!! A zero is too high of a rating .... !!! Expand

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