• The First Review: A Smart Drama About The Cost Of Human Ambition

    2 monthes ago - By Screen Rant

    You don't have to be enthralled with the technical complexity and logistics involved in sending a crewed mission to Mars to be captivated by The First , but it helps. The new series from creator Beau Willimon and starring Sean Penn as astronaut Tom Hagerty is at first a sneakily dry and technical series interested in the nuts and bolts and feats of engineering needed to send a crew of human beings to Earth's dusty, red neighbor. Amidst the almost solemn formality of the mission itself, though, it's not long before The First delivers an affecting humanistic tenor to its story, one that...
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  • Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The First' on Hulu, Sean Penn, Family Drama, and Mars Collide in Ambling Space Travel Series

    Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The First' on Hulu, Sean Penn, Family Drama, and Mars Collide in Ambling Space Travel Series

    2 monthes ago - By Decider

    Sean Penn delivers an out of this world performance in his first starring TV role.
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  • ‘The First' Creator Beau Willimon Tells Us What the Hulu Drama Is ‘Actually About'

    ‘The First' Creator Beau Willimon Tells Us What the Hulu Drama Is ‘Actually About'

    2 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    (Spoilers ahead for “The First” Season 1)
    Hulu's new series “The First” is more about the journey to Mars, creator Beau Willimon says. It's also about “human journeys” inward.
    The juxtaposition of artistic and scientific exploration is central to the series, and can be personified in Tom Hagerty , an astronaut on the first manned mission to Mars, and his artist and recovering drug addict daughter Denise .
    “The inward journey that an artist takes, into their own black void, to their own abyss, and certainly does with confronting the loss of her mother and her own demons, I think is just as...
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