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  • Summary: Ulysses (Avan Jogia) and his friends aspiring actress Carly (Kelli Berglund), aspiring screenwriter Ford (Beau Mirchoff) and French astrobiological theorist Severine (Roxane Mesquida) juggle life, relationships and working in Los Angeles in this coming-of-age comedy created by Gregg Araki.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jan 30, 2019
    Sure to perplex the hell out of anybody without previous exposure to Araki, Now Apocalypse is weird and funny and kinky and outlandish and utterly ridiculous. In short, it's the Arakiest.
  2. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Mar 8, 2019
    With its casual queerness, its tinfoil-hat doomsayers and its vague but pervasive mood of foreboding, Now Apocalypse fun-house-mirrors a world that has finally caught up to Araki. If ever there was a time for free-loving youths to party through their panic, then surely that moment is now.
  3. Reviewed by: Haleigh Foutch
    Mar 8, 2019
    Now Apocalypse is best when it’s fun and breezy (and yes, very very sexy), though it doesn’t cut as deep or feel as consistent as some of Araki’s most enduring films, it’s also a lighter, easier watch than some of his more provocative outings.
  4. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Mar 8, 2019
    Now Apocalypse is equally as ambitious [as Kaboom], but not nearly as well executed. Where Araki and Sciortino do succeed, in addition to making sly, poignant commentary about power and relationships, is in subverting expectations, first in giving viewers a queer story that’s a bit fraught, but mostly fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 5, 2019
    Endearingly peculiar and energetic.
  6. 60
    It often falls prey to the same problems that have undermined other series by filmmakers who spent decades working in self-contained theatrical features, and either don’t get that serialized TV is structurally a different animal, or else know and don’t really care. But there’s so much originality and audacity on display that even when the series isn’t working, it’s working. If it feels like it might be attuned to your vibe, and if you can stick with it long enough to get over whatever you expected it to be, it could grow on you.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Mar 7, 2019
    Araki’s libertines are fun to follow as they romp and revolve, but what happens to them seems a little too shallow, too prolonged and too low-stakes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Mar 13, 2019
    If you enjoy gay pornographic movies, let me give you hint: go to the internet and watch amateur porn. It's probably better than thisIf you enjoy gay pornographic movies, let me give you hint: go to the internet and watch amateur porn. It's probably better than this pretentious liberal piece of crap series. There's no story per se: just porn and more porn. And very bad too. It's the most atrocious, cringe worthy thing I've ever seen in my life. And I've watched one episode from "Girls" and another from "Broadcity" back to back. This one I couldn't stomach for 5 minutes. Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2019
    a never ending student film with a big budget, why and how is this crap even on? worse than netflix garbage

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