Incorporated Season 1 Episode 3 Review: Human Resources

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Corporations are people, too – except they get brainwashed from childhood, evidently.

That's the takeaway from Incorporated Season 1 Episode 3. Just when you think this bleak future can't get any more disturbing, it does.

A Defection - Incorporated

If you hear something yucky, tell Officer Bucky.

Inazagi Corporation propaganda video

The propaganda video was both cute and chilling. Teaching your children to rat out Mom and Dad is pretty cold, but hey, this is the future, right?

And the future is NEVER unicorns and rainbows – especially on this funeral dirge of a show. 

The continued attempt to show the genesis of Ben/Aaron and Elena leaves me cold. The actors have ZERO chemistry, and I don't really give a damn about their "romance."

The defection of Walters from Inazgi is supposed to elicit some sort of feeling too, I suppose.

It seems like they are trying to inject a little humanity into the show (other than Laura), but I'm not feeling it.

We have miles to go before we sleep.


And of course, when in doubt, bring a baby into the mix – geez!

The only reason for the Walters/unborn baby angle was an excuse to have the Spiga crew pull an Ocean's 11 deal with the body switch. Very weak.

Man Down - Incorporated Season 1 Episode 3

Just like with most things on this show, we've seen it before, and done better to boot.

I gotta say I really liked Old Lady Hacker from the Red Zone. The only thing remotely funny so far in this stinker of a show was her making Roger the dick eat a rat – priceless! 

Now that's entertainment!

Red Zone hacker

But seriously, this is a one note show so far – and it doesn't hold my interest at this point. 

The premise is slightly updated, about climate change wreaking havoc on the world. but the characters are infinitely forgettable, the plot lines are facile and lazy, and I'm not buying what they're selling.

One thing that can get you motivated to watch a sci-fi show are the special effects, but the ones here are pedestrian, even for a TV budget. 

I've said it before, but the only thing remotely interesting on this show is Laura's character. She proved it again here, by putting herself and her family at risk to treat a Red Zone child. 

I know she has a horrific back story, and I want to see it – stat!

Allison Miller deserves props for being the only actor so far to deliver a layered, nuanced, and emotional performance.

This show needs much more of that. 

We, the audience, need to care about the characters, otherwise it's just misery porn.

And when your lead actor has the charisma of a wet dish towel, you are in trouble, folks. 

And this is random, but the Princess Leia type message that Elena broadcast from her ring was just silly.

Seriously, we're gonna rip off Star Wars now? That's sooo 1977 – you can do better than that!

Oh, and I NEVER want to live in a world where bacon costs $600. That's just wrong!

Ben: Laura, everthing OK?
Laura; Yeah, just tired. boring day at work.
Ben: Yeah - mine too.

Yep, I know how you feel after watching this, too. You know the NDA mind wipe they do on this show?

I wonder if they can selectively wipe my memories of what I just watched? Things that make you go hmmmm.

Am I wrong? If so, let me have it in the comments section.

And remember, you can always watch Incorporated online anytime, right here on the mother ship, TV Fanatic! Become indoctrinated!

Human Resources Review

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Incorporated Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

If you hear something yucky, tell Officer Bucky.

Inazagi Corporation propaganda video

We have miles to go before we sleep.