The Man Who Fell to Earth
Matt Roush says...
Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) are a fascinating odd couple in a series version of the Walter Nevis novel that inspired David Bowie’s 1976 cult classic. He’s a newly arrived alien from a dying planet whose heightened senses make him a quick if awkward study in human behavior — think a more empathetic version of what Alan Tudyk makes funny on Resident Alien. First stop on his urgent mission to save their planets and introduce “the next step” in the evolutionary timeline: connect with Justin Falls (Harris), an underemployed scientist and engineer who must overcome her distrust of this weird creature to see the bigger picture.