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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Creepy imagery, sci-fi violence in compelling space series.

TV YouTube Drama 2018
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Lots of F bombs, like Lots, violence, and a boob.

So, I'm sure you've seen the swearing and the violence. There is, in episode 10 a female showering, breast and nipple visible.
age 16+

It is rated TV-MA

This bull if you think this is okay for a 13 year old. There is a good amount of cussing and the scenes are pretty graphic and disturbing. Trust me, I know what haunted me at that age. (and I loved horror/scifi)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Dark and compellingly written, this sci-fi series takes a timeworn premise and makes it fresh with brisk plotting and excellent characterizations. Stranding a bunch of strangers with complicated pasts in a dangerous situation is a clichéd notion, and making said situation a ship lost in space has been done before too. But viewers tempted to tune out once they get the lay of the land will get drawn into the show's mysteries whether they want to or not. What strange force has left this skeleton crew of passengers drifting alone through space? And does the fresh start each of them were promised even exist at their destination?

The show takes a slow-burn approach to doling out characters' stories, with each episode flashing back to delve into the past of a single character. Shun's first up in the pilot, and as we explore his down-and-dirty life in a gorgeous Blade Runner-esque future Tokyo, we slowly start to grasp the stakes for the lost passengers, each of whom were heading toward an uncertain future to escape an unbearable present. Traveling five light years to colonize a new planet would have been adventure enough -- and now this happens. Will the colonists ever reach Thea alive? And what's waiting for them when they get there? Slowly, intriguingly, Origin teases out the answers for sci-fi fans willing to delay satisfaction.

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