TV Show Review

Space Force (TV series)

Space Force (TV series) is a brand new comedy TV show, a Netflix original. It is made by the star of The Office (USA) Steven Carell and Greg Daniels, the creator of The Office, SNL, The Simpsons, and many other popular shows.

The story is about the newly created (sixth) branch of United States Armed Forces, named US Space Force, the unit is in a chaotic race to attain space supremacy over their adversaries. I found the show to be average, nothing noteworthy or engaging.

The show highlights how incompetent the current US administration has become, especially the POTUS (President of The United States) being self-centred and everyone around doing things just to please him – In one episode, the bigwigs at Space Force try hard to come up with an out of the world, birthday present to the President – In another, a celebrity businesswoman (reminding the infamous Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos) known to the President gets to showcase her non-proven Rocket Fuel in a real rocket launch.

In the 1970s and 1980s, USSR was shown to be the adversary to the United States in many works from Hollywood. Being 2020, the Space Force has China as the bogeyman – a clear contrast is seen with China being displayed to be superior and well-funded whereas the US team to be ill-prepared and several steps behind.

Unlike “The Office”, Space Force had little exploration of the individual characters, their background, their love or fear or aspiration. Instead, it focuses on the top brass and the larger plot and that makes it tiresome after a point.

Available on Netflix.

Space Force (TV series) - John Malkovich, Tawny Newsome, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Carell, Jimmy O. Yang, Ben Schwartz & Diana Silvers.
Space Force (TV series) – John Malkovich, Tawny Newsome, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Carell, Jimmy O. Yang, Ben Schwartz & Diana Silvers.

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