Netflix's The I-Land Season 1 Review & Comments

NeverEden

Well-known Member
How's this compare to Manifest? Supposedly another LOST knock off..
 

Andrew1472

Well-known Member
It does improve considerably when the, not hard to guess, reason for the i-land is revealed, but as I would give it 1/10 up to that point that really isn’t saying much.

I’ll be seeing it through to the end out of curiosity, but only, as Cas suggests, as a time waster when I have nothing better to do.
 

MarkNorton1

Active Member
Thanks Cas, was sort of looking forward to this, loved Lost and any kind of show that has elements of this would be on my radar, on this occasion though it looks like you have just saved me about 7 hours of my life! Thank you sir!
 

jakimp

Well-known Member
lol Cas - I watched all of it - I thought it was OK and maybe a 6 - nothing to do with manifest or especially lost as you do at least have an ending to this show and you wasted 7 episodes not 7 seasons - surprised there wasn't a class action lawsuit in USA over the time we all spent (pointlessly) on lost
 

Gasp3621

Well-known Member
Big disappointment indeed! Let`s hope the Unbelievable and horror serie Marianne will be better, both are out today (Netflix)!
 

steve sph

Active Member
Well that review has saved me wasting any valuable minutes of my finite span on planet Earth bothering with this dross.
So thanks for that - I'll wash the car or creosote the back fence instead.
In my opinion Netflix need to stop pandering to the teenage goth/disaffected yoof/reality tv market and concentrate on making some decent gritty dramas that actually tax the brain rather than bonkers sci-fi, daft coming-of-age drivel and futuristic post-apocalyptic nonsense.
But i'm not holding my breath.
 

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
Stuff like this is becoming more the exception than the rule with Netflix these days. I'm going into new stuff presuming it's going to be terrible, hoping otherwise. Never used to be like this. Netflix is doomed if it carries on this way. Some absolutely deadly competition is on the near horizon and it appears to be doing nothing RE quality control.
 

Dixie4

Well-known Member
I started to watch this last night & got as far as episode 4 ! I was intrigued from the begining & as it went on, but i started to wane a bit....i'll probably carry on watching, until i decide it's not worth carrying on with....don't know the number of episode's, so don't know how many more...& i haven't read the review, in case i do watch till the end ?
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
I started to watch this last night & got as far as episode 4 ! I was intrigued from the begining & as it went on, but i started to wane a bit....i'll probably carry on watching, until i decide it's not worth carrying on with....don't know the number of episode's, so don't know how many more...& i haven't read the review, in case i do watch till the end ?
Mate the trailer's got more spoilers than my review (which is telling, as it starts with scenes from later episodes, showing you stuff you just wouldn't know about on watching ep 1 and 2 alone - clearly they knew there wasn't much of a hook there) so I wouldn't worry about that.
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Big disappointment indeed! Let`s hope the Unbelievable and horror serie Marianne will be better, both are out today (Netflix)!
Unbelievable is very good, review should be up shortly. Netflix almost make up for this.
 

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
Mate the trailer's got more spoilers than my review (which is telling, as it starts with scenes from later episodes, showing you stuff you just wouldn't know about on watching ep 1 and 2 alone - clearly they knew there wasn't much of a hook there) so I wouldn't worry about that.
Slightly off-topic, but you just reminded me of one of my all-time pet hates: Animated disc menus that show key highlights/spoilers from the film you're about to watch! Oooooooh, it makes me mad! :mad:
 

Dixie4

Well-known Member
Mate the trailer's got more spoilers than my review (which is telling, as it starts with scenes from later episodes, showing you stuff you just wouldn't know about on watching ep 1 and 2 alone - clearly they knew there wasn't much of a hook there) so I wouldn't worry about that.
I didn't memorise the trailer ! ;)
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
I didn't memorise the trailer ! ;)
Yeah, but the mere fact that over half the trailer was quite clearly not
set on an island
might have been some kind of giveaway to events which don't take place until episode 3 onwards...

It's a bit like Oblivion, whose trailer and indeed poster didn't really make it easy to get on board with the initial premise of them being the last two people on an abandoned earth.
 

Hampy1972

Well-known Member
After watching the Brilliant *The Spy* we turned our attentions spans to this......

Immediately we think of *Lost* which was a pretty good, can't believe that ended like 9 years ago. Anyway, i was willing to give this a go and my thinking *Did it get worse the longer it went on or was bad from the beginning*
There seems to be no middle ground with Netflix at the moment.. If it's good it's really good and when it's bad its like Jackie Stallone plastic surgery bad.
I have had more fun watching The Regular Show, Futurama, Ben 10, Adventure Time and Bagpuss then this..

We just wanted it to end and hopefully there will not be a season 2..........

Next up, Unbelieveable, it's Toni Collete, (NO BRAINER)
 

Dixie4

Well-known Member
Yeah, but the mere fact that over half the trailer was quite clearly not
set on an island
might have been some kind of giveaway to events which don't take place until episode 3 onwards...

It's a bit like Oblivion, whose trailer and indeed poster didn't really make it easy to get on board with the initial premise of them being the last two people on an abandoned earth.
I'll have to look back at the trailer....but seeing that i've just finished watching it, i likely won't...i could take it, or leave it. I've seen better & i've seen worse. At least i got to end...which i often don't do with Netflix programmes.
 
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Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Big disappointment indeed! Let`s hope the Unbelievable and horror serie Marianne will be better, both are out today (Netflix)!
Ok, Marianne review done too; up shortly. Both infinitely better than The I-L.
 

Giburrows

Active Member
How does this pile of **** pass any sort of go ahead from the exec's at Netflix, they put the price up and then put this out!?!
 

Hampy1972

Well-known Member
Ok, Marianne review done too; up shortly. Both infinitely better than The I-L.
Next up on my monthly list...just finishing off Unbelievable (it's brilliant so far) first.
 

jnaj0309

Novice Member
Me and my husband just watched all 7 episodes of this and have to say really enjoyed it not sure why everyone is hating it ? Maybe we need to get out more just looked to see if there was a series 2 and stumbled upon these bad reviews
 

millerlfc

Active Member
I only saw the trailer after I finished watching all the episodes, the trailer really does give away some major twists.
Yeah, but the mere fact that over half the trailer was quite clearly not
set on an island
might have been some kind of giveaway to events which don't take place until episode 3 onwards...

It's a bit like Oblivion, whose trailer and indeed poster didn't really make it easy to get on board with the initial premise of them being the last two people on an abandoned earth.
Agreed, glad I watched all the episodes before I saw the trailer. Got some enjoyment out of the twists and trying to guess where it was going, trailer gives away far too much.
 

Hari Seldon

Standard Member
Me and my husband just watched all 7 episodes of this and have to say really enjoyed it not sure why everyone is hating it ? Maybe we need to get out more just looked to see if there was a series 2 and stumbled upon these bad reviews
Nah, you’re fine, my wife and I really enjoyed it, too. It’s a masterpiece compared to a lot of the crap being streamed these days.
 

domtheone

Distinguished Member
Watched it all in 2 sittings at the weekend.

It's not great but it's not terrible either. Probably a 6/10, like so many of the stuff on Netflix it seems:)
 

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