• Network:
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 10, 2019
Now Apocalypse Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics What's this?

User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Ulysses (Avan Jogia) and his friends aspiring actress Carly (Kelli Berglund), aspiring screenwriter Ford (Beau Mirchoff) and French astrobiological theorist Severine (Roxane Mesquida) juggle life, relationships and working in Los Angeles in this coming-of-age comedy created by Gregg Araki.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Mar 8, 2019
    With its casual queerness, its tinfoil-hat doomsayers and its vague but pervasive mood of foreboding, Now Apocalypse fun-house-mirrors a world that has finally caught up to Araki. If ever there was a time for free-loving youths to party through their panic, then surely that moment is now.
  2. Reviewed by: Haleigh Foutch
    Mar 8, 2019
    Now Apocalypse is best when it’s fun and breezy (and yes, very very sexy), though it doesn’t cut as deep or feel as consistent as some of Araki’s most enduring films, it’s also a lighter, easier watch than some of his more provocative outings.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Mar 21, 2019
    First and foremost, this is a show in which dildo injuries are a constant menace (and, possibly, an allusion to the obsessions of earlier generations) and virtually any visit to a friend's home is likely to interrupt sweaty, noisy rutting. (Lest you accuse me of hyperbole: twice in the first three minutes of the pilot.)
  4. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Mar 8, 2019
    Now Apocalypse is equally as ambitious [as Kaboom], but not nearly as well executed. Where Araki and Sciortino do succeed, in addition to making sly, poignant commentary about power and relationships, is in subverting expectations, first in giving viewers a queer story that’s a bit fraught, but mostly fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 5, 2019
    Endearingly peculiar and energetic.
  6. 60
    It often falls prey to the same problems that have undermined other series by filmmakers who spent decades working in self-contained theatrical features, and either don’t get that serialized TV is structurally a different animal, or else know and don’t really care. But there’s so much originality and audacity on display that even when the series isn’t working, it’s working. If it feels like it might be attuned to your vibe, and if you can stick with it long enough to get over whatever you expected it to be, it could grow on you.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Mar 7, 2019
    Araki’s libertines are fun to follow as they romp and revolve, but what happens to them seems a little too shallow, too prolonged and too low-stakes.

See all 12 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Mar 25, 2019
    It's fun, vibrant, and quirky; it's not going to win any awards for intellectual content, but there is something super endearing about the series.
  2. Apr 15, 2019
    This show is F.U.N. I have to say there's room for improvement, but overall I was hooked and CAN'T wait to see what's next to come!
  3. Mar 19, 2019
    Ill be honest, I couldn't even make it through the first episode. Its bad. With so much great TV out at the moment, do not waste your time on this.
  4. Mar 28, 2019
    Described as coming of age comedy, wrong the actors were so bad the woman playing Sev is forty it meant coming of middle age. No comedy alsoDescribed as coming of age comedy, wrong the actors were so bad the woman playing Sev is forty it meant coming of middle age. No comedy also described as sexy, wrong the worst sex scenes I have ever seen. the apocalypse part was a gay raping alien and even his part was minuscule. I cringed at it, typical Greg Araki he shot himself in the foot with this every one to do with this crap really lost all credibility, and Beau Mirchoff how many times is he going to play the sex-starved hunk grizzling over the unattractive girl no wonder he got kicked to the curb in reality. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2019
    If you enjoy gay pornographic movies, let me give you hint: go to the internet and watch amateur porn. It's probably better than thisIf you enjoy gay pornographic movies, let me give you hint: go to the internet and watch amateur porn. It's probably better than this pretentious liberal piece of crap series. There's no story per se: just porn and more porn. And very bad too. It's the most atrocious, cringe worthy thing I've ever seen in my life. And I've watched one episode from "Girls" and another from "Broadcity" back to back. This one I couldn't stomach for 5 minutes. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2019
    a never ending student film with a big budget, why and how is this crap even on? worse than netflix garbage

Related Articles

  1. 2019 Sundance Film Festival Recap

    2019 Sundance Film Festival Recap Image
    Published: February 3, 2019
    What are the best films from 2019's Sundance Festival? Find capsule reviews and scores for over 40 of the key films debuting at this year's event, including the major award winners.
  2. Winter TV Preview: 30 Notable New & Returning Shows

    Winter TV Preview: 30 Notable New & Returning Shows Image
    Published: December 30, 2018
    We preview the most intriguing new and returning TV shows debuting in early 2019, including Black Monday, Star Trek: Discovery, True Detective, I Am the Night, The Umbrella Academy, Now Apocalypse, and more.