Review: Apple TV+ Beautifully Brings ‘Foundation’ To Life With Lee Pace Standing Out

Apple TV+’s Foundation has premiered on the app today with two episodes. Based on the book series by Isaac Asimov, Foundation has been described as the inspiration behind such classics as Dune, Star Wars, and other modern-day science fiction stories. It’s a story spanning a thousand years and is produced by David S. Goyer. The show stars Lee Pace, Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Cassian Bilton, Terrence Mann, and Alfred Enoch.

Foundation Finds a Great Home on Apple TV+

Foundation had captured my attention from the first look a year ago. Of course, the fact that Lee Pace was in such a predominant role in the series did intrigue me – but, in general, I thought the show looked very good. And I can say that this is a show that I’m not just watching because it has a few actors in it that I like. It genuinely is an encapturing series that grabbed my interest within the first ten minutes. The first two episodes premiere today – September 24th – and I already want more. I find the show Foundation almost addictive – there haven’t been many science fiction shows that I’ve been so captured by.

A Beautiful Series

I want to start right away by saying that this show is visually gorgeous. I don’t think that Foundation could have been done previously – Apple TV+ seems to have been a perfect home for the show. It can perfectly display the grand scale of beauty that it deserves. From the special effects, scenery, and costumes, you can tell that not only did this show have a big budget, but it had people behind it that genuinely cared about properly telling the story.

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Lee Pace Will Capture Your Attention

Speaking about those who genuinely care about their roles in the show – let’s talk about the actors. Pace is superb as Brother Day/Emperor of the Galaxy. We already knew that he could be an imposing force when he played Ronan in the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, I think that the performance he gave in the Marvel movie may not compare to the larger-than-life performance he’s giving in Foundation. Don’t get me wrong, I loved him as Ronan, but I’m just incredibly impressed by what he’s doing as this character in this show.

A+ Acting. Rating: 4.5/5

The entire cast gives a great performance and while this may be a long story with a lot of moving parts and it may be confusing at times to viewers, I say stick with it. Really though, I don’t think you’ll need much convincing. This is a show that grabs you right as it starts and if you’re a world-building, science fiction fan, this is the type of show you’ve been waiting for.

Make sure you check out the first two episodes today and check out the new episodes, which will premiere with one episode every Friday. There’s ten episodes in total for season one.

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