15 April 2016 | onlinebirgit
completely crazy - genial
Obviously the series is "you love it or you hate it". It's probably not suitable for those who expect a pure SciFi-adventure, as to seen from some comments. It is rather a crazy office soap that works by reduction to an extreme separated surrounding (the spaceship) within kind of a minimalistic office interior, making fun of the stereotypes of nowadays office cultures. Just think about the coffee-corner with the high-tech coffee machine where everyone meets themselves again and again... the bord psychologist with his hollow phrases (who of us hasn't already heard this kind of empty talk in some personal development workshop?)... the standard rituals of application procedures with all the unnecessary procedures around it; the incompetent leader, the narcissistic idiot, everyone and everything is there. And just by regularly mixing this with SciFi elements the story gets this wonderful weired absurdity that makes it such a laughing matter. I simply love it. Intelligent humor, never boring and always a new surprise in the plot, and of course a lot of things you recognize from the Dutch culture. I wonder how long it lasts, I hope for long time.