‘Extant’ Season 1 is promising, but may be overstuffed

Science fiction shows on television have always been a tricky proposition. Done effectively, a series can gain a number of fans, many of whom continue to sing the show’s praises long after its end. Done poorly, however, it can become even more incoherent than a non-genre drama. With luminaries such as Star Trek leading the way, this summer CBS tries its hand at the genre with Extant, a science fiction series led by Halle Berry. While the pilot disconcertingly throws a number of potential mysteries into the fray, the series nonetheless shows some promise, and depending on what path it goes down, could develop into a show worth watching.

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Gonna watch this shit though.