Review: Hello Tomorrow!
In a retro-futuristic world, charismatic salesman Jack Billings leads a team of fellow sales associates determined to revitalize their customers' lives by hawking timeshares on the moon.
Billy Crudup, Dewshane Williams, Alison Pill, Haneefah Wood, Hank Azaria, Nicholas Podany
‘Hello Tomorrow!’ is an entertaining series, held together by a charming performance from Billy Crudup. Albeit predictable in nature, the series’ unique tone keeps you coming back each episode.
This won’t be a series for everyone, there’s a lot of potential that only bubbles at the surface. ‘Hello Tomorrow!’ takes place in a futuristic suburbia, with a 1950s aesthetic all over it. While at the beginning of the show there’s some dark imagery that leaves much to be desired as the series goes on, the unique retro-futuristic tone kept me hooked.
Billy Crudup is the obvious standout of the cast, who never fails to turn in a complex performance throughout the series; which made his character so likable. He seems to be the only one giving it his all while not going so over the top, which is the problem with much of the supporting cast. While many cast members gave an exaggerated performance which pulled me out of the show, Nicholas Podany wasn’t one of them. He and Crudup played very nicely off one another and I enjoyed seeing the development of his character.
I must compliment the soundtrack that really made several scenes throughout the show feel complete. You’ll have a lot of classic songs to add to your playlist by the time you finish this first season.
It’s easy to tell where the series could be going by it’s second episode, but that didn’t stop me from tuning in to all ten that the show had to offer. An endearing turn from Billy Crudup matched with this unique concept for a series will be enough to satisfy most viewers.