Have you seen CBS’ Sci-Fi Show Extant (2014)? It’s been on for a bit over a month and it’s created quite a buzz in the TV show world. This is mainly because the main character is the Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, but also because it’s a good sci-fi movie, produced by none other than Steven Spielberg. It airs every Wednesday and it’s looking more and more appealing as each week passes. A while back we took a look at some must-see sci-fi movies in 2014 and now we’re going to reveal some things we love and hate about Extant, so read on and see if you agree!
Grace Gummer is Meryl Streep’s daughter and she’s quite excellent in Extant. She’s plays the role of John Wood’s co-worker, who helped create Ethan. She is quite complex and we love how sometimes we seem to understand where she’s coming from. We hope her character gains more importance in future episodes.
9. Hate: Where Are the Flying Cars
It needs to be stressed: Where are the flying cars?! Like any self-respecting movie about the future, there need to be flying cars! But, to be frank, the fact that Extant doesn’t have any flying cars in it gives the show a bit of realism. We all know that flying cars aren’t going to happen any time soon, if ever.
So, they’re not flying, but the cars are quite amazing. They’re all electric, and this is where the future is taking us, and all of them are able to self-drive themselves (which isn’t always a good ideas, as Molly’s ex-boyfriend, Marcus found out). We particularly loved how some electric prototype models which exist today were depicted in the movie as being old and run-down cars.
Molly Woods is a smart and beautiful woman, but she’s also very annoying. We don’t know if Halle Berry’s interpretation of her has anything to do with this, but she doesn’t appear to be someone who you would like to get close to. She’s very intense all the time, and while she does have a reason to be that, it seems that she’s too rigid.
6. Love: Goran Visnjic
Goran Visnjic is a wonderful actor and we’ve loved him ever since we saw him in E.R. and Madonna’s video The Power of Goodbye. He’s like fine wine and gets better looking with age. His accent is wonderful, also and we look forward to seeing him more in this show and other movies.
I truly can’t think of a more passive character in the entire CBS Sci-Fi Show Extant (2014). He’s just stagnating ever since he appeared on the screen. We love the fact that he’s so supportive of Molly, but he should do something, except trying to make sense of what is happening around him. What do you think?
How great are the gadgets on Extant?! The phones are sleek and transparent, the cars are electric and quiet, the medical devices look fancy and simple at the same time and the space station looks just you’d expect a space station from the future to look like. We also like the moving photographs and the nifty medical chips implanted in the mouth that monitor a person’s health.
The tension we like, but there is not enough reveal in this TV show! We still don’t know what the alien is and wants, we still don’t know why Yasumoto is so interested in the alien; we don’t know a lot of things that we should have by episode 5. Tension is good, but too much of it can lead to a very frustrated viewer.
Ethan Woods is a wonderful character. He’s a Humanic, an android robot who learns the same way people do. But he appears to have something quite evil inside, or is it just us? The whole thing about him wanting to trap birds screams sociopath, doesn’t it? And now, he’s able to dream, which he wasn’t programmed to do. There’s something off about this character and we love it!
1. Hate: It’s Too Slow!
We hate that it’s advancing at a snail’s pace. There’s nothing much happening in each episode and as we mentioned earlier, there are not enough reveals to keep us hooked. Still, we’re curious about that baby and what it is, so we’re going to watch it some more, but we sure hope they speed things up! What do you think?
Have you seen any episodes of CBS’ Sci-Fi Show Extant (2014)? Do you like it? Would you like to share your thoughts on the show with us in the section below? We love hearing from our readers!