Set during the period between the 1950s and 1960s, this exciting TV series recounts the story of appearing UFOs among mysterious conditions. Dr. Allen Hynek is a professional astrophysicist who is tasked by the Air Force to investigate at this case. He begins to enter many exciting events and challenges.
Robert Zemeckis has crafted a period-setting UFO-investigative series that's polished and well-crafted but uninspired. It keeps more towards the well-worn paths rather than trying to carve out its own niche.
If Hynek can't always believe his eyes, he's just as skeptical of the top brass explaining the inexplicable with talk of experimental aircraft and Soviet surveillance devices. We know better, mainly because we've seen it all before.
Even if the show has trouble finding its sea legs, it's a perfectly fun bit of distraction that could find an admirable groove if it proves willing to take a step back and make some calculated adjustments.
In all, the six episodes of Project Blue Book did just enough to keep me moving forward in the hopes that everything will click. Even if the storytelling comes together at some point, I'm not sure what can be done to make Hynek and Quinn a better duo.
Amid the period costumes and wrenched drama there is the hint it's not all fantasy due to the network presenting it. But it looks to be struggling between using as source material recently declassified government files or X-Files reruns.