The BBC adaptation of The War of the Worlds aired its finale on Sunday night (December 1) and it seems viewers were terribly unimpressed.
The three-part adaptation of HG Wells' classic sci-fi novel starring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle drew to a close, with the fate of Spall's character finally revealed â€“ George sacrificed himself in order to allow Amy (Tomlinson) to flee the aliens.
There was hope for humanity, however, as Amy and "potentially gay" scientist Ogilvy (Carlyle) made a culture from human disease in order to destroy the alien matter and grow new life (a tiny plant) on the earth's surface.
But, after a promising start, most viewers were unanimous that the series came completely off the tracks in its final episode and ended "dreadfully".
"So much potential but so boring," said one viewer. "What a disappointment."
"Well it started so well and just fizzled out," said another. "The last episode was meh."
"It started so well and showed such promise," added another.
Below are a few more of their reactions:
â€” Tony Henderson (@sonofthehender) December 1, 2019
Well ... I stuck with #waroftheworlds ... and it managed to get worse? So I guess it impressed me in one way at least
â€” Victoria Meconi (@EvilBlowfish) December 1, 2019
Well it started so well and just fizzled out. The last episode was meh #waroftheworlds
â€” SkÃ¸t (@surreymanc) December 1, 2019
#waroftheworlds well thatâ€™s three hours of my life I wonâ€™t get back......! Bloody hell that was boring and grim
â€” Pete Ley ðŸ•· (@ley_pete) December 1, 2019
What a terrible waste of some fine actors. The script writers, producers and directors should hold their heads in shame.
That was truly dreadful. It made Tom Cruises monstrosity look half decent.
Such amazing potential, such appalling delivery. #waroftheworlds
â€” Tim James (@RoSPA_Tim) December 1, 2019
So much potential but so boring. What a disappointment #waroftheworlds
â€” The E Wing Paddock (@speedypete68) December 1, 2019
Well, I hated that ending. What even was that last half hour? #waroftheworlds
â€” Elizabeth McFadyen (@wise_owl23) December 1, 2019
#waroftheworlds hugely disappointing. My own fault for sticking with it.
â€” Bryan (@Somewhataldente) December 1, 2019
#waroftheworlds it started so well and showed such promise...
â€” Karen J (@CoxandClan) December 1, 2019
Prior to the finale, Tomlinson explained how the series would surprise people. Judging by the reactions, we doubt it was in the way she was hoping...
The War of the Worlds is available on BBC iPlayer.
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