While many of the bad shows on this list are laughable failures, this one actually started out really great. “Run” starring Merrit Weaver and Domhall Gleeson play two exes with explosive chemistry who, in the past, made a pact to drop everything at once and board a cross-country train together if either one of them ever decides to text the word “run.”
Sadly it all gets destroyed when one too many twists and turns get thrown into the mix. It then devolves into a very unnecessary crime drama. All in all, unsatisfying.
Filmmaking was another one of the many industries that went remote this year, and this NBC series "Connecting" was a result of that. Unfortunately, while it may have been well-intentioned, the show attempts to gloss over some of the more grim aspects of that experience, and the effect is kind of annoying.
As the saying goes "too soon." If you want to relive the darker moments of 2020 but in sugar-coated, then tune in to this one. If not, we suggest you give it a miss.
We were pretty excited to see one of our favorite Mad Men John Slattery make a comeback to the screen. His last stint on Amazon's "Modern Love" was also well-received, but this one proves to be rather disappointing.
The show lacks narrative structure, has too many characters, and just zero momentum. The good cast of actors deserved better than this.
Description: The series tells the story of Emily Byrne (Stana Katic), an FBI agent who disappears without a trace and declared dead in absentia. Six years later, she reappears clinging to life, with absolutely no recollection of the years that she was missing. All this time, the FBI believed she had been killed by the serial killer she had been hunting at the time of her disappearance. Now, Byrne sets out to reclaim her identity and family and resume her life.
Why it's a stinker: We're just going to come out and say it, "Absentia" is as basic as it gets. The production didn't take any risks leaving its lead and somewhat intriguing mystery plot treading water.
Before Bong Joon-ho became a household name with his critically acclaimed "Parasite" he actually managed to score himself a director's credit for the $40 million movie "Snowpiercer." That was in 2013. In 2020, Netflix took that success and turned it into a series.
The premise is the same. Set in a dystopian future where the world has frozen over, the survivors, separated by class, ride a train through the snow for the rest of their days. It seems to have everything going for it (Jennifer Connely is onboard after all) yet it somehow manages to turn into a glorified cop show.