ABC debuted its space soap Defying Gravity last night, and our optimism that Ron Livingston could pull off the Astro-McDreamy role turned out to be sadly misplaced. Sadly, the space exploration fell flat, and the drama was dull. Spoilers below.
The main premise of ABC's new space drama starts off simple enough. Eight astronauts, four men and four women, are being sent on a six year mission, to explore the solar system and seven planets total. But the truth behind the mission is hidden behind the doors of Pod 4 and the mysterious Beta.