Friday, 9 p.m., ABC
The first two episodes aired in IMAX theaters before premiering on ABC. The series will follow the royal family of Inhumans, led by their King, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), after they are split up by a military coup and end up in Hawaii in the latest television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What The Critics Say (Metascore 27)
- Pretty faithfully adapting the comics, Inhumans tries to bring an operatic quality and look to the material, but the character dynamics simply feel heavy-handed, and the visuals hardly justify a big-screen TV, much less anteing up for an Imax premiere with which Marvel experimented earlier this month. — Brian Lowry, CNN
- Marvel reportedly spent some serious money on polishing the effects prior to release, and on screen the money shows. But that can’t make up for deeply flawed storytelling filled with plotholes, poorly thought-out characters, and lackluster direction. — Liz Shannon Miller, Indiewire
- Marvel’s excessively miscalculated series is nearly performance art. It’s theater of the absurd. Or maybe it’s just a sloppy and hastily thrown together TV show to satisfy a corporate obligation, and no amount of Terrigen Mist is going to turn it into something interesting. — Allison Keene, Collider