The First (Hulu) – Premieres 14th September
Set in 2030, this is a drama that’s set during the time where the first manned flight to Mars is about to launch. In the programme it follows Captain Tom Hagerty, who was removed from the crew manning the flight, and the mission director Laz Ingram as problems with the shuttle and mission arise.
During the episode, after watching the launch Hagerty becomes involved with helping resolving the upcoming problems, much to Ingrams disapproval. While at the same time Ingram has to face the press and and work on what went wrong and why.
For an opener this one is particularly slow paced, and with a drama about the first manned mission to Mars, it’s more centred on the personal relationships and leaves the sci-fi element very much in the background. All together it ends up being a very slow paced watch, and one that doesn’t give anything away anything that could hook your interest.