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Childhood's End 2015
TV-14

  • 2015-12-16T17:00:00-08:00
  • Syfy
  • 2015-12-14T00:00:00-08:00
  • 85 mins
  • 4 hours, 15 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Science Fiction
Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

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I'm not normally one to complain about slow pacing, but it's warranted in this case. This story could have been told in half the time. Not that it's anything to write home about. There's some potentially interesting backstory that gets no screen time whatsoever. The only interesting part is about ten minutes in the third episode when we spend some real, quality time with the Overlords.

Granted, I haven't read the source material. But given that this miniseries' contemporaries include The Expanse, I know that good sci-fi can still be put on TV in the mid-2010s. This just…isn't it.

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Esperava algo diferente nesse final.

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I love how the episode screen caps aren't spoilery in any way sarcasm

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