I will be the first to admit; comedies are not typically my cup of tea. I could binge terrifying thrillers and gory slashers all day and be completely content. However, when I watched Space Force on Netflix, I found myself enjoying the laughs Steve Carrell threw my way, and when I heard about Moonbase 8, I knew I had to check it out.
Moonbase 8 Premise
Moonbase 8 is a comedy on Showtime that follows the tale of three astronauts Robert “Cap” Caputo (John C. Reilly), Professor Scott “Rook” Sloan (Tim Heidecker), and Dr. Michael “Skip” Henai (Fred Armisen). The trio is on one of NASA’s training simulators in Winslow, Arizona, hoping that they will be asked to join the crew on the real Moon Base, which is almost completed. They all have their reasons for being there; Cap, a former helicopter tour pilot, is looking to pay off some debts, Rook wants to spread the gospel, and Skip is merely following in his father’s footsteps. Together, they learn how to live in space, and there is plenty of hijinks to go around! Several guest stars include athlete Travis Kelce, Adam Lambert, Thomas Mann, and Alia Shawkat. Overall, this sounds like the making of an excellent series.
Thoughts on Moonbase 8
I had high hopes for Moonbase 8; the cast was well structured, there was a semi-unique plot, and I could binge it from my couch. Unfortunately, I enveloped in the story as much as I would have liked. Sure, there were a few moments that made me chuckle, but I could not force myself to watch the whole season. I had ample time as I baked my yearly holiday cookies and sipped my hot chocolate; however, I ended up deep cleaning my kitchen, starting episode four. In the end, while I did not enjoy Moonbase 8 as much as I intended, but there is no harm in giving this comedy a shot during your next binge-fest.