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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 26, 2018
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60

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

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  • Summary: Astronaut Gary (voiced by Olan Rogers) befriends a cute alien named Mooncake (also Rogers) who is being sought after by the Lord Commander (David Tennant) to use for his own evil plans in the animated sci-fi comedy created by Rogers.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Feb 26, 2018
    83
    That fusion of the simple and the vibrant is what makes the show worth tuning in for. Final Space is working from a template, but it’s adding colors that make these journeys well worth taking.
  2. Reviewed by: Dave Trumbore
    Feb 26, 2018
    80
    This dysfunctional family comes together in exciting ways that lead to a lot of conflict, and they’re tested in ever more traumatizing ways, with heart-breaking results. It’s these characters that make the show worth watching.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Feb 26, 2018
    70
    As a satire on science-fiction and the world we ordinarily live in, it is not as clever as "Futurama" or "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" or "Galaxy Quest," series with which it shares certain features. The comedy leans toward things adolescent boys find funny. ... But it clips along and looks good.
  4. Reviewed by: Alex McLevy
    Feb 26, 2018
    58
    Final Space needs to find a smarter path to its humor (and force its main character to grow up), but the Futurama-meets-Steven Universe premise holds promise, and with some adjustments, this series could potentially launch into hyper-speed.
  5. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 15, 2018
    30
    Something got lost in the translation. Final Space isn't as remotely entertaining as, say, Futurama, nor any of the Fox animated series nor the non-animated Third Rock From the Sun for that matter--and especially not TBS' other, non-animated slice of brilliance, People of Earth, that O'Brien also executive produces. It's hard to ask people in the Peak TV era to stick with an animated comedy that's not exactly working on any level.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. May 1, 2018
    10
    When I saw the previews to this show, I felt it was in the area of Deep Space 69's latest concept of the series or even a futurama esque show,When I saw the previews to this show, I felt it was in the area of Deep Space 69's latest concept of the series or even a futurama esque show, but I a gave it a shot not even knowing who Olan Roger's was let alone "Gary Space" and It got me a little hooked, and by the 3rd episode I realized the attempt of what they were going for. It was hard for me to take to heart what Olan says about it being one of the first series with consistent changes and sticking to it, like Gary losing his arm, the loss of characters, anything that shows consequence and not going back on it. I do however feel that the pace is not bad, especially being with the swift story development, which I felt like I wasn't even missing out on anything. I seriously felt a rise of attachment to the show as it went on, the only gripe I have while watching this season was that I have to wait till next week and now I'll have to wait till season 2. I really hope people give this show a chance, and not have expectations by comparing it to a type of animated show that they watch on a regular, as if other forms of entertainments style or story and animation is the bar that is set. Other than the people who actually have legitimate reasons of disinterest, I would say give it a chance if you feel like it's trying to be something that already exists, and treat as most would for a non animated show. Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2018
    10
    Just AWESOME !!!!!! the animation is just perfect funny, emotional ... what else ... i want a season 2
  3. May 19, 2018
    10
    Final Space took me by surprise - it begins like any other sci-fi slapstick comedy series. You don't expect much from it - a few jokes andFinal Space took me by surprise - it begins like any other sci-fi slapstick comedy series. You don't expect much from it - a few jokes and some action to break the monotony. But with each next episode I was amazed how the show builds on that foundation and expands towards a more mature and complex story and characters - with their own motivations, shortcomings and emotional scars. But the rapid shift in tone might be a hit or miss deal for many viewers. For me personally - at the end of the season the show left me emotionally invested and wanting more. The show knows what it is and executes it perfectly. Expand
  4. Aug 22, 2018
    8
    Being finally able to watch Final Space since it was released on Netflix, I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of the show. Having followedBeing finally able to watch Final Space since it was released on Netflix, I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of the show. Having followed Olan Rogers (the creator of the show) for quite a while, I was very excited to see what he could do with his own show and I was not disappionted.

    The show starts slowly but once it picks after a few episodes it's very hard to stop watching. Good comedy mixed with great animation and voice acting make this one of the most fun animated series out there.
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  5. Aug 15, 2018
    8
    I wasn't totally sold on Final Space when I watched the first few episodes; Gary seemed a bit annoying, the humour relatively adolescent andI wasn't totally sold on Final Space when I watched the first few episodes; Gary seemed a bit annoying, the humour relatively adolescent and while the space backdrop was pretty, it didn't feel entirely fresh. I stuck with it though and thank God I did.

    The show snowballs as the series goes on, picking up characters and weaving storylines neatly together. You can expect the frequent sci-fi staples such as galactic space battles, atom bombs, planet wormholes and everything in between, but while these chaotic environments offer something pretty and engaging, they're never really the main focus. Final Space is a show about its characters, first and foremost.

    It does well at balancing light-hearted comedy with genuinely dark villains and settings - the threat is real, and doesn't at all feel watered down. Each character develops significantly and the emotional moments are impactful.

    It's not perfect as of yet. Some of the script is a little weaker and occasionally the plot can feel a little convoluted or muddled. Season 2 is underway though, and with the right tweaks, this could be an easy rival to Rick & Morty.
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  6. Mar 31, 2018
    4
    It's okay. Not horrible. Not very good, though. What this show does good is it's decent animation. Where it falls flat is its lack ofIt's okay. Not horrible. Not very good, though. What this show does good is it's decent animation. Where it falls flat is its lack of developed characters, and the 1 developed character is cringe-worthy because of how sexually aggressive he is towards the 1 female lead; think Pepé Le Pew, the horny skunk. Voice acting is amazing from everyone, EXCEPT, the male lead; I am very aware it's some dude trying a hero voice. It gets annoying because of how forced it sounds. Series plot-wise, you don't get much reason to care bc the world isn't developed enough. Character plots are handled the same. You get too many arcs thrown in episode 1, none progress, and it's really hard to care for the characters in the in-episode conflict/resolution plots bc the protagonists and antagonists are still complete strangers. In closing, the show is a poor substitute for better written shows like Rick and Morty, American Dad, Venture Brothers, etc... The show is fine, just don't expect any sort of satisfaction watching an episode. Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    this has to be the most annoying comedy i ever seen. every thing is a joke.

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