SEE is the new Sci-Fi Drama series on Apple TV Plus. It stars Jason Momoa in a dystopian future that makes no sense whatsoever. I can’t really say much nice about this except to acknowledge the stunning visuals and production quality. Read our full See review here!

See is a new Sci-Fi Drama series on Apple TV+. The series takes place in a dystopian future where only a few million human beings are left. All the humans alive are now without sight so they rely on their other senses.

While this new Sci-Fi series from Apple TV Plus might look really great (yes, I do get the irony in that), the storyline is just all over the place. Sure, the production quality is impressive, but See comes across as a fantasy series that takes itself way too seriously.

Read more in our See review below.

See makes no sense

A virus killed of most humans and those who survived are now without sight. Somehow, this has resulted in a world where we live as if all the convinience of the modern world also disappeared.

But again, I remind you that the world was “only” hit by a virus. Not a nuclear bomb or anything like that. So really, wouldn’t it make more sense to have human beings use all the modern technology that we had at hand?

They do have what appear to be plastic bottles while they wear fur and other natural materials. Sure, by now we all know that plastic doesn’t disappear so easily, but still. It seems like a much bigger mishap than the Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones, but here it’s an active part of the scene.

Also, some knowledge from the past is still accepted as facts while other basic facts are somehow lost. A dog is still called a dog and the same goes for a horse. However, the sun is now the “God flame”. Why? Who knows?! Probably just because it sounds cool. 

See: Season 1 – Review – Apple TV+ Series

Jason Momoa having a blast

I have no doubt that Jason Momoa had fun working on this production, but to me, it’s no better than the Conan the Barbarian remake he did in 2011. In fact, that was almost better since it didn’t take itself all that seriously.

Also, I have no idea why we’re suddenly getting a Haka battle dance in See. I mean, these people are blind, but they managed to coordinate this “battle dance” which is supposed to intimidate the enemy. However, the enemy still isnt anywhere near them and also nobody can see them!

The fact that this battle dance managed to be passed down in a place that doesn’t appear to be anywhere The Haka would otherwise be performed. And again, See takes place in a world where the word for “Sun” is lost but this coordinated dance was passed down. Give me a break!

Basically, the fact that all humans are blind is just strange. It makes for some interesting fight sequences where they all have to “feel their way” in one second. Then, in the next, they can hit their enemy with exact precision. But again, Jason Momoa does seem to be having a blast!

Watch See on Apple TV Plus now!

The new Apple TV+ series was created by Stephen Knight who has created some truly awesome series in the past. He is the creator of Peaky Blinders and Taboo. Also, he’s been announced as the one who’s written the World War Z 2 screenplay draft.

After watching just half an episode of See, it should come as no surprise to anyone that all the episodes in this series were written by men. Also, all the directors of the episodes are men. This whole thing plays out like some teenager or doomsday prepper’s wet dream.

I was not impressed by See at all. The premise sounded interesting (though a bit strange), but it really doesn’t work.

For one, “a virus” is nowhere near enough to explain why the world looks as if the storyline is taking place during an episode of Vikings rather than Battlestar Gallactica. However, the music is actually by Bear McCreary who did write the music for the latter. Maybe they should have made it just a tad more futuristic or simply changed the premise of the plot for it to work.

The first three episodes of See Season 1 is out on Apple TV+ from November 1, 2019.

Details

Creator: Steven Knight
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Nesta Cooper, Archie Madekwe, Christian Camargo, Hera Hilmar, Mojean Aria

Plot

In the far future, a virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss, the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see—who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who believes it’s witchcraft and wants them destroyed.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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