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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2020 8:56 p.m. PST

… Never Encounter in Deep Space.

"One of sci-fi's go-to plots is "disaster in the depths of space," where a catastrophe endangers the mission and, ultimately, human lives. HBO's new series Avenue 5 takes that well-worn idea and dunks it into a mix of biting wit, cruise-ship cheese, and unlikable characters you somehow can't get enough of.

The comedy style that Avenue 5 draws upon will be immediately familiar to fans of creator Armando Iannucci's other (non-genre) series, like The Thick of It (starring a pre-Doctor Who Peter Capaldi) and Veep, and films like The Death of Stalinólots of cross-chatter, sarcasm, colorful language, and satirical situations that feel almost real until they make the leap into being totally ridiculous…"
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VCarter Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 5:29 a.m. PST

I've watched the first three episodes and like is so far.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 10:25 a.m. PST



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