After watching the first four chapters of The man who fell to Earth, we are facing what could be one of the surprise series of the year. There are a total of nine episodes, so it would be advisable not to draw too many conclusions in relation to the progress of the plot. Still, the initial glimpse is engaging, intriguing, and well done.
The background to this series is various and powerful. The first is literary: it is a production inspired by the homonymous novel by Walter Tevispublished in 1963. An account of Science fiction elaborated at a time when the word did not compete with so many other forms of expression as it does now. The second reference is cinematographic: David Bowie starred in the film premiered in 1967, under the direction of Nicholas Roeg.
In this film, Bowie played Thomas Jerome Newton, who came to earth with the aim of finding a way to transport water to his planet, urged her. This character is mentioned again in The man who fell to Earthas the link between Faraday, interpreted by Chiwetel Ejiofor, and its planet, Anthea. Even Newton reappears, only this time he is played by bill nighty.
They are just two of the notable actors who stand out in the story. It is not about cameos or empty scenes, but about people who make it easier for these actors to serve their art in favor of the story. Like when Clarke Peters appears and begins to build one of the best scenes of the series, singing “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” along with the protagonists, including naomi harris In the role of Justin Falls.
The man who fell to Earth:
more than good airs
Although the cast of The man who fell to Earth includes other prominent names, such as jimmy simpson Y kate mulgrew, it does not stop there. The visual commitment of the series is powerful. Its director has a lot of credit, alex kurtzmanwho also wrote the script together with Jenny Lumet. Not only in those dreamlike and supernatural scenes, but even in other types of scenarios in which there is no greater spectacularity: the photography and the handling of the camera facilitate the immersion of the viewer within the story that he wants to tell.
Although it is not a comedy, there are times when humor is present. They are breaths of air within a drama in which it is convenient to maintain attention during each episode: a detail that is lost can make it difficult to understand later. By developing at different times, confusion is a possibility. Therefore: it is not a series to watch on the go.
Within a wide and diverse universe of content, The man who fell to Earth it does not work as one that can be seen doing something else but as an entertainment option that catches the viewer, which between its making and its writing offers an intense and complex science fiction experience, while remaining digestible. In the latter, the soundtrack has a lot of value, with iconic themes and impeccable sound management.
Much of the first four episodes serve to recreate the transformation of the character. An alien that gradually adapts to humanity, sharing its language, its customs, until it becomes one more. the series of ShowTime can be seen through Movistar Plus.