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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 19, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings

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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: 33 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 8 out of 41
  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. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    The pilot was great. It created a great storyline and drama, while not adding too much 'terror' scenes as a lot of tv shows that verge on horror sometimes do *cough* (walking dead). This show is definitely worth watching! It is easy to quickly get immersed in the world created. There are a number of great themes in the story, such as inequality/ segregation, love, religion and war to name a few of th main ones. I am excited to see how the story lines pan out. I don't know what show the critics were watching! Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2014
    9
    The critics don't get Dominion but tv fans do and that's obvious by the difference in scores here. Great story, pacing, cast, VFX. What's not to like? If you're a genre tv fan, I highly recommend checking out the show and forming your own opinion. You might just get hooked! Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2014
    9
    I'm not sure what the critics watched but this show looks promising. It takes a lot to hold my attention and I was glued to my tv for the entire first episode... and disappointed it wasn't longer. If they can keep the production values up and the story moving forward this is a new show I will definitely be watching this summer. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There are very few movies that are turned into television shows. But with Dominion, it passed. I like the fact that there was a time jump from the movie to the show, and hope that there is some back story along with forward momentum with the plot. As with most shows you can't judge a series based entirely on its pilot.. Expand
  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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