In the opening scenes the viewer is expected to believe a couple things right off the bat; first being that after surviving 100 years after the apocalypse on a space station, females have somehow managed to synthesize beauty care products, and there is apparently plenty of electricity for blow dryers and curling irons -- not to mention lots of water for hair washing and conditioning. On the other side of the scale: overuse of medical supplies is punishable by death.
Take scene 1 for example: teen aged girl, blond highlights & dark roots, lots of mascara and eye shadow -- and she's in prison. If this was at all realistic, the women would have short hair, no makeup, and dressed similarly to the men.
No shortage of hair product -- plenty of gel and mousse for all the men and women of the 100 year old space station. And speaking of the men, apparently there's an abundance of shaving stuff as well, making it possible to maintain a shave-every-day standard in space. Amazingly, even the young men sent to earth who are struggling through a radiated danger-filled jungle just to find the food locker manage to remain cleanshaven. Similarly, all the girls maintain perfectly arranged hair, and manage to change their eyeshadow colors in that same jungle. All this without carrying a single supply box, bag, or container of any sort off the ship they landed in.
The genre of SciFi should be offended, but then again, it's CW ;-)
Review posted on Saturday, March 22nd 2014 at 2:09 am
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Quote from a main character: "The ark is about survival at any cost"
Apparently that excludes using their dead as compost because every other episode in the first season shows them ejecting criminals or dead bodies into space.
That is just NOT sustainable unless you've got easy access to resupply from the ground. Even a replicator from the StarTrek universe needs raw materials to work with. They and the plants they eat as will become nutrient and mineral deficient unless they recycle their dead.
What sounded like an interesting premise for a show is just a mindless post-apocalyptic survival show for teens.
Review posted on Monday, December 8th 2014 at 9:10 am