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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 19, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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  • 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
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: 41 out of 49
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 49
  3. Negative: 8 out of 49
  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
    Loved the show. Should be renewed for more seasons. The story has potential to develop in many directions and the end of first season left us all wondering :) 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. Aug 15, 2014
    9
    I really enjoy this program. I find the characters interesting and upbeat. The characters are great to hate and love at the same time. There is enough twists and turns in the plot to keep me nervous to see the next screen but craving more when it ends. I hopefully await the next seasons. The Sy-Fy channel is getting better and better. The Critics should revisit their criteria. Zeros should only be given to this show on the right side of the whole number. Zero has no business being a single digit here. I am very openly religious but I can appreciate the fictional nature of this program. Angels are in the three predominant religions (not my classification) and in many of the others so it is a nice tie in to multiple beliefs, Our Christian Muslim, Jewish and Hindi family and friends can all enjoy and share the plots with out the inter faith arguments. Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2014
    9
    The highly negative reviews that I've seen make no sense and reek of "jumping on the cool kid bandwagon" of bashing anything coming out of syfy because of the drop in quality in their recent endeavors.

    After having watched this show, I'm convinced that all they did was go off of the "legion" movie this series' universe is based on, and assumed that this was going to be a continuation of the movie's concepts but on the same level as one of those cheap syfy shows or weekend movies.

    I can happily say that it is not. The cast portrays their roles very well, whether they be seasoned well known actors or not. The special effects are used sparingly and convincingly, which is the best formula for success where effects are concerned in my opinion.

    The pacing was done incredibly well, and I hope they maintain that pace for the rest of the show, my attention is usually very hard to keep, and I wasn't ever bored during the ep.

    This is something I can't stress enough, I am so incredibly tired of shows that do nothing but build hype and take 2-3 eps just to introduce characters.

    I'm not one to write an essay for a review, but I will say one last thing, I found it incredibly dishonest and unprofessional that some of the "professional" reviews focused on trivial things like the British dude, Anthony Head, not using his English Accent but instead using an American one (even though he does a really amazing job with his American persona). Seeing "professional critics" give a ZERO based on such considerations is what made me scoff and give this show a 9 even though I would have given it probably an 8.

    I always loved the mythos behind angels, and I was naturally excited about this show when I heard about it, so imagine my surprise when I enjoyed the show immensely even though they really didn't focus or show too much "angel stuff" like one might have expected. I would have expected that to make me enjoy the show less, but instead I found myself satisfied and wanting more at the same time.

    I think this show really has a great potential going forward, and I hope that as many people as possible see what I saw in this show.
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  7. Jul 11, 2014
    0
    This is bad: so bad in fact, the combination of terrible acting, "plot" and theme can't drag the resultant mess into the light of campy fun.
    While Defiance at least has interesting people and development, this doesn't even bother, it's the first SyFy show in a long time that has nothing at all going for it.
    Except Anthony Head attempting an American accent: that's quite funny.
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