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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 19, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Anthony Stewart Head, Alan Dale, Roxanne McKee
  • Summary: The series based on the 2010 movie Legion is set 25 years after the "Extinction War" between angels led by archangel Gabriel (Carl Beukes) and mankind--with Archangel Michael (Tom Wisdom) on humanity's side. In the city of Vega (previously known as Las Vegas), two families battle for control as the journey of a young soldier named Alex Lannen (Chris Egan) may change this new world. Expand
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Creator: Vaun Wilmott
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jun 19, 2014
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Jun 16, 2014
    75
    Dominion is dark, and the angels portrayed here are scary--not the heavenly do-gooders we’ve come to know them as through other media. Based on the pilot episode, good has a long way to go before it can overcome evil--if that’s even possible.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 16, 2014
    70
    Dominion will never be confused with sophisticated TV but in its pilot episode, the only episode made available for review, it’s surprisingly more entertaining and a better yarn than plenty of other Syfy efforts.
  3. Reviewed by: Kate Kulzick
    Jun 18, 2014
    67
    It still has a lot of work to do, but with care, Dominion has the potential to grow into something special.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 18, 2014
    50
    SyFy routinely demonstrates that today’s tricks have gotten too easy, which is why Dominion feels like it is unintentionally telling a separate story of a world in which humanity is held captive by quickie CGI.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jun 18, 2014
    50
    When Dominion isn’t preoccupied with filling in its portentous back story, it provides some capably filmed action and a higher grade of acting than usual for this kind of show.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Jun 16, 2014
    40
    Nothing on this futuristic landscape stands out: the performances, the dialogue, the direction, the special effects. The premise is solid enough. Yet everything constructed on this foundation seems to have been fashioned from nothing more substantial than cardboard.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 18, 2014
    0
    Syfy's latest drama, Dominion, may be one of the dumbest, worst-acted, most poorly written series I've seen in ages. In no way should this encourage you to tune in hoping to rubberneck this bit of awfulness in hopes of creating some kind of new drinking game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 50
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 50
  3. Negative: 8 out of 50
  1. Jun 22, 2014
    10
    this is a case of critics being beguiled by there jobs and seeing too much entertainment, most of them seem to forget what makes a show good. 1 is the world and story immersive CHECK, 2. do the characters seem likeable and interesting CHECK 3. does the story develop into something deeper throughout the pilot CHECK, 4 does it visually look appealing check, IS IT FUN TO WATCH CHECK, left me at the edge of my seat and what a GREAT cliffhanger, the critics need to lighten up, this show had an amazing pilot, most shows need a couple episodes to develop and become interesting, but this got me right from the start Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    Based on the first two episodes, I'm enjoying the show. It's looking to be a good hero's journey series. Hopefully, they'll continue to develop the female characters so they aren't simply eye candy. Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    Best newcomer to the SciFi/fantasy genre on tv. Kudos to creator Vaun Wilmott, cast and crew for a visually stunning, complex plot and intriguing story line. Hoping for Season 2 renewal. Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    kinda in love with the porn wings and Michael, oh god he's so hot. And Gabriel? he's creepy. But since I don't have a high expectation for Sci-fi shows at first place, it is somewhat better than I first thought, Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    9
    Now here is a show which is interesting and not slow at the same time. It keeps you on the edge for most of the time.
    Includes Action,
    Suspense And a lot of thrill.
    The 1st episode is enough to keep you Eagerly waiting for the next one.
    Go ahead give it a try you wont be disappointed.
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  6. Jul 15, 2014
    8
    As far as post-apocalyptic t.v. shows go, this one is decent enough to warrant watching. The sub-plots seem to be developing faster, and might be more interesting than the main one. The Michael-Uriel-Gabriel family trio is looking pretty interesting after the latest episode, much more so than the "I don't want to be mankind's savior and I'm full of angst" main character's plotline. The writers do seem sort of magnetically drawn to jumping in head first into the homosexual side of the pool so that's probably going to alienate people that just don't want that shoved in their faces everywhere they look. There's a matriarchal city-state of lesbians, they've already pointed out one of the male soldiers isn't interested in women, they're working on luring one of the female soldiers over the the female dominated city-state, etc. So if you're fascinated by all that you'll certainly get your fill. For the hetero guy though, they do pack the show with very good looking women to try to balance things. There's a decent amount of action, plenty of intrigue, and the visuals have been good to this point.

    So in summary, it's worth the watch when there's nothing better to be doing than watching T.V.
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  7. Jul 20, 2014
    0
    Legion was a good movie, perfect cast and great story line. The show Dominion is stupid, it could of been so much better if the writers sticked to the original story line. Expand

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