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Stars, Confusion, and Schrödinger's Plot: Navigating the Galactic Maze of 'Constellation (2024) Early review

Jo returns to earth after a disaster in space and discovers that there are missing pieces in her life, so she sets out to expose the truth about the hidden secrets of space travel and recover what she has lost.

Ah, "Constellation", the series that boldly goes where... well, quite a few have gone before, but with its own unique spin on the interstellar travel trope. As your resident movie blogger and self-proclaimed SciFi aficionado, I've ventured into the vastness of this new series to bring you a review that's out of this world. Or at least, I hope it's more entertaining than watching paint dry in zero gravity.

Let's start with the stars, and I'm not talking about the celestial bodies. Noomi Rapace, Jonathan Banks, and James D'Arcy grace us with their presence, turning "Constellation" into a veritable constellation of talent. Seeing these familiar faces from other SciFi projects is like a comforting pat on the back, reassuring us that no matter how far we travel into the unknown, we'll always have our favorite actors to keep us company.

The plot? Oh, it's a doozy. Jo returns to Earth after a disaster in space, only to find that her life has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese. She embarks on a quest to expose the truth about space travel and fill in the missing pieces of her life. It's like "Interstellar" met "Memento" in a dark alley and decided to create a Schrödinger's cat SciFi movie. Intriguing? Absolutely. Confusing? You betcha. Now there has only been three episodes released so there is still time to pull this one out of a nose dive.

What I liked: As a huge SciFi fan, the mystery element of "Constellation" had me hooked. The premise is as tantalizing as finding an unexplored planet in your backyard. It promises twists, turns, and a journey through the unknown that's sure to keep you watching for a little while, at least until you remember you have laundry to do.

However, not all that glitters in space is starlight. The pace of "Constellation" is slower than a snail racing through peanut butter. It's moody, broody, and at times, I found myself wondering if I'd accidentally hit the pause button. The storytelling is as disjointed as a jigsaw puzzle with half the pieces missing, making it a challenge to follow. And the language barrier? Let's just say that flipping between Swedish, Russian, and English left me feeling like I was trying to decode an intergalactic Rosetta Stone.

Now, let's beam down to the ranking. I'm giving "Constellation" a 6.7/10. It's not quite the supernova I was hoping for, but it's not a black hole of despair either. It's more like a nebula – beautiful from afar, but a bit of a mess up close.

So, if you're in the mood for a SciFi series that's as complex as quantum physics and as slow as continental drift, "Constellation" might just be your next binge-watch. Or, you know, you could always rewatch "The Office" for the umpteenth time.

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