The I-Land (2019) - Adventure, Drama, Mystery

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When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home, only to discover the world is not as it seems.

IMDB: 4.3
Stars: Natalie Martinez, Kate Bosworth
Length: 40 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 148 out of 858 found boring (17.24%)

One-line Reviews (274)

It is quite a low budget show, but it's entertaining enough.

Do the actors also take some acting lessons between the first few episodes and suddenly go for being utterly unwatchable to descent?

Yes, the first few episodes were slow, and it seems like a list ripoff.

" , i decided to give it a go as lost was awsome, this however is not, bad acting, cheesy dialogue, bland characters and despeate but unfulfiling action, Kate Bosworth seems to put about 10% effort in to this with no charisma what so ever, the only thing thing this series has going for it is the stunning scenery, shame as it could have been good.


The acting is certainly not amazing, and the dialogue is not well written, but it does have an engaging story, and I did make it to the end.

Interesting the other reviews as I was entertained by this and thought it was an unpredictable plot.

Unlike the people screaming there hatred for this show on here I actually really enjoyed it.

All that said, I actually enjoyed the show, and there are some very compelling story elements.

It was very confusing.

With that being said, I can understand why the first 2 episodes were very slow.

There is no plot There is no build up There is no tension The characters are weak There are no redeeming qualities to this whatsoever All in all, it's a bit like something that you would squeeze out first thing in the morning after a particularly hazardous curry the night before, painful.

Completely unwatchable.

Waste of time .

If you like a plot that is intriguing, look elsewhere.

The show is not too bad, maybe the characters aren't that smart, but still it's worth watching - at least once


The first episode was somewhat intriguing, the second less so and by episode 5 it was boring of the same stuff over and over again.

I don't know what's going on, but this is the second new Netflix show (after Another Life) that's basically unwatchable because of the thoroughly unlikeable characters.

Completely unbearable to watch.

But it is entertaining, that's it.

Ending falls off a cliffLiterally one of the most pointless TV series with no real structure, unfinished stories and a flacid end.

loved it,suspenseful etc .

All in all, 4/10, boring, bland, empty, hard to get through.

However, the first two people who make contact with each other are attractive women, and they act in predictable ways.

Total waste of time!.

To give a 1 star rating, means it's the worst movie possible.

but this was entertaining.

You are kidding, Take the most uninteresting character in Lost, assign a numeric value between 1 and 10 to that character, divide that value by 10, and that value can be used to grade the characters in this series.

This is mind blowing and directed, in a way some ppl might not understand.

The show is quite boring.

I will agree that this movie starts out very slow.

A complete waste of time.

I've watched the show and found it entertaining.

Honestly I only watched this serie because I was super bored.

Worth watching if you will actually be patient and not expect a bunch of action.

Entertaining .

It's like a remake of Lost but alot slower and less entertaining.

Don't waste your time.

The actors reactions are always confusing which makes it feel awkward to watch.

Super intriguing .


The characters are instantly likeable and the twists and turns make for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

, but over the next 2 or 3 episodes all is revealed and is a bit of a let down ,as though they knew this was a turkey and needed to be finished within 6 episodes instead of being dragged out for 10 seasons .

The ending is so darn predictable I feel stupid for even wasting my time in the first place STAY AWAY FROM THIS CLICHE.

Again this had a lot of potential but the writing if anything else too the wrong arcs and the uninteresting ones at that.

I found it entertaining and I binge watched all 7 episodes because I was interested what would happene next.

And slow.

The whole concept behind the show is very exciting and is the reason I'm giving it 4 stars.

There a lot of cheese to this..much of the acting is cringe-worthy, the dialogue is stilted and the characters cliche.

I-Bland .

I wasn't expecting much because of the bad reviews, but the show turned out to be pretty enjoyable!

So - two stars because it's great background noise on a rainy, super boring day.

Just a waste of money filming this

It's as though someone got hold of a 13 year olds essay on Lord of The Flies, tried to make the characters as hateful and uninteresting as possible and made the story about adults.

The dialogue is repetitive, seriously it says the same thing with the same characters after a few minutes, it's truly terrible writing.

Don't waste your time .

As a psychology major, the storyline was very thrilling to me.

This must be a Netflix propaganda piece not really meant for entertainment more so to push far left ideology, much like every show on the CW Network.


The script is lacking but it's still entertaining.

I was glad I stuck with it as it gained in charm, humour and story as it went along and the upshot was it was very entertaining.

Don't waste your time unless you're a glutton for punishment.

Hoped for some intelligent unfolding of events and an innovative and gripping storyline.

I really wanted to like this but the dialogue is slow where it shouldn't be and the characters are hard to either like or dislike.

This is a very exciting series.

The I Land is worth the watch due to its ability to make you wonder and speculate.

Don't waste your time.

If you have a mixer grinder, put Lost, Prison Break, any survivor series like Hunger games and Matrix (computer simulation) with dystopian future in the end and Voila, you will get this mind blowing material.

Don't waste your time & give it a miss.

Finally a show worth watching,

Also the characters seem to be too all over the place, but yet very bland and the way they talk to each other is at some points so awkward that it was painful to watch.

Well I don't know about the rest but, Mindhunter, stranger things, sacred games, the kingdom and many more are awesome and highly entertaining.

By episode 3 the storyline starts to have potential & had they followed that path from the beginning without all the cheesiness with better writers, etc I definitely would've enjoyed it more.

Waste of time, bad acting.

Entertaining .

Its predictable, doesn't entertain the 30% of the time, the characters behave for the script, creating forced situations and problems.

Absolutely boring, unoriginal and a waste of an island.

It gets dumber and more repulsive, to the point it becomes totally unwatchable.

Thought it was entertaining and enjoyed watching it.

It a shame tho coz it could've been better if it was taking in a better direction because the plot is very interesting with the modern incorporation of it being a simulation but just boring and the acting was strange at first I thought it was a reality show.

The pacing was all over the place for character development and I ended the series feeling like alot of the side stories were utterly pointless.

No variety, un realistic sample of society is generally going to be boring as witnessed in this show.

Maybe I'm being TOO kind but I think the slow beginning hurts it.

I expected this to be the worst movie ever from the reviews.

Well, I enjoyed it.

But it's quite entertaining and I was on the edge of my seat after the 3rd episode.

The first 10 minutes of the first episode were so unbearable, we turned it off.

Other than that, I enjoyed it thoroughly and watched it over 3 nights.

I enjoyed it.

It's hard to follow what is going on.

It gets cheesy here and there but it's entertaining and fun to watch.

Put aside the so-so acting + initial slow pace and you have a solid season 1 .

It is a completely waste of time, The I-LAND it is a big joke and I'm completely disappointed, give us back quality movies and not this crap, low budget, hopefully it won't be returning for a second season...

Please put it out of our misery and ban this so people don't waste their time and precious seconds of their life that they will never get back.

A beautiful tropical island, a scenic waterfall, good looking actors and actresses, all in a series with no plot and very little filming common sense.

I will be honest, the first 2 episodes were very slow and I could see why people would stop watching.

Hence the initial confusion.

It's just fun to watch, the other reviews are looking at the quality of the serie but I just wanted to watch something entertaining and that was this for me.

Entertaining show with some genuinely good twists .

after you get through the first episode the series is actually very nice and intriguing, i liked the plot and the twists...

It's genuinely mind boggling that people are willing to invest money to produce this show.

Waste of time.

No good characters, no plot.. is this a thriller, mystery, action?

I enjoyed the subject matter very much and found it treated in a new way, despite some things being a bit predictable.

This series could actually come with a cliche counter in the bottom right corner.

the characters are so dumb and boring and the plot is so ridiculous, it hurts...

In this, they put her in a tree, made her wake up sleeping next to the tree, then made her fall asleep again.

The acting was tacky, the writing was even more tacky, the storyline was incredibly predictable, there was basically zero character development and what little we did so was soap opera, cliche obvious.

After that alot happened and i enjoyed it so much, it had soo much unexpected turning points until the VERY end.

Acting ,dialogues and few sub plots are mundane.

Waste of time .


Thus, despite all the awful reviews, I not only looked forward to this limited series THE I-LAND, I actually enjoyed it overall!

The show is definitely political election propaganda for the left, but I found it enjoyable.

I agree the show had some problems in scenario, but still has the main element to be a good show it is entertaining and exciting

Oh good lord, unbearable!

This cringey abomination was predictable, plagiarized, boring, cliche garbage from the opening scene.



Special effects and set design are decent and cinematography is breathtaking in some scenes.

Most pointless dialogues 6.

The I-Land may be a mediocre season of television in terms of acting and storytelling but the strong production and audio visual experience makes this show worth watching.

The dialogue veers from a sort of hesitant boring blandness where no one really says anything to laughably violent and shrill and back again.

Just I say disappointed and waste my time at all and I don't suggest to everyone.

The dialogue was boring and reminded me of soap opera from the 80s.

I guess if you're going to waste your time watching bad television, you might as well go for something spectacularly bad.

Or, hey we're on an empty island, let's go swimming.

The story overall did hold potential, the first 2 or 3 episodes were good, I believe that it could have been a lot a better, more intelligent and gripping.

Starts badlyGets slightly better towards the middle which lulls you into watching the rest.......

The garbage you watch when you're bored .

A confusing change in episode 6 going into 7 where it eventually reached a conclusion and all was revealed.

Although correct so much more could have been done with this, instead it came across as an afterthought, with the series storyline focusing on the prison and the lady who woke up (zzzzzz).

A Slow Starter that Grows .

Unlikeable characters that are basically just pointless.

Don't waste your time even on the trailer of this show.

Predictable, terrible acting, cheesy CGI.

Don't waste your time even curiously checking this out.

Yet again another Netflix tv show that can't hold your attention for more then 10 seconds because of the lack of story and bad acting.

Don't waste your time .

Enjoyable, different and engaging .

Dont waste your time like I did.

I found the idea creative and despite the whole setup is a mpdern lost copy, I found it entertaining and liked the plot twists.

If you love boring and poorly made, this is the show for you.

Everyone wakes up in very boring waiter attire, and pretty much keeps it all on, even though they are on a tropical desert island.


Watching paint dry, a snail race or staring intently at a hole in the wall would be more enjoyable than watching this garbage.

Shame on who invented this waste of time.

Entertaining time-passer .

Other than those questions, as I stated, it was very enjoyable.

Don't waste your time on this.

It's been done before aka "Lost" but if it's done well it's an enjoyable adventure mystery.

Even though there are pretty much no stakes after episode 3, the fact is they've slow rolled the stupidity so they can keep building it up to break like a wave on a finale so crazy, with dialog so bad, that I had to check to be sure it wasn't written by Tommy Wiseau.

Pointless script, poor acting, literally nothing to grip the audience.

It certainly has its naive moments, but the concept is quite mind blowing and leaves a lasting impression for the mind and soul to ponder.

entertaining .

They are so boring it would kill me while i was watching.

The show is a slow burner the first 2 episodes are just there and don't move the story a great deal, once episode 3 hits you will see the show in a different light and it starts to catch its groove.

It seems the writer wanted to somehow have every detail be unveiled in such a way that seemed totally predictable.

Don't waste your time.

Uninteresting and obvious.

Awful writing, compelling story elements.

Why oh why would you waste your money on this show.

7 *50 min waste of my life

Unoriginal, badly written, terrible acting, uninspiring.

Surround effects and musical score is blended seamlessly with the front and centres channels making for an enjoyable aural experience.

What a complete waste of time .

What starts out as intriguing soon becomes marred with amateurish acting and some insanely cheesy dialogue.

The first 2,episodes have Alex Pettyfyr prancing about in i'll fitting trousers and I guess he wanted a big role because the pace is slow enough without being sidelined by this assault story.

Beautiful pictures and scenes, unpredictable happenings, just amazing!

It's a little bit like it's been written By bored teens making stuff up as they go along .

It was so bad my husband and I both fell asleep during episode 4.

Come on Netflix, you need to produce more meaningful and absorbing content if you want to retain that spot in the hot marketplace of streaming video.

What a terrible waste of time!!!

It's simply unwatchable ...

Some caracters appear to be empty or searching for something.

it's quite entertaining after all...

Frustratingly nonsensical at times with a concept that had real potential and in some cases compelling back story.

I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Watch it if you want to waste your time otherwise watching paint dry is the better option.

Tried to watch the first movie many times but either lost interest or fell asleep.

Predictable script until u get into episode 3.


everything that happens on the "iland" really is enjoyable then again the drama and semiflashbacks really ruins it all for all you ignorant ughs!

What a waste of life .

I enjoyed it, sure there's some hiccups and things don't make sense.

The other characters have interesting qualities too, which makes the reveal of WHO they really are even more intriguing.

It's insulting to the average intellect and a waste of time better spent clipping your toenails or looking wistfully out a window.

Don't waste your time .

It's short and enjoyable.

Also, Bruce McGill's character is extremely entertaining and he did a great job portraying him.

This plot was dragged out beyond all reasonable expectation with the series, Lost, so why invest so many dollars on what is obviously a sloppy second?

Good and entertaining .

I will keep this short and sweet idiotic script, terribly boring characters.

I love a good island mystery but this is unwatchable.

Total waste off time acting terrible and it doesn't make sense

Waste of time .


Boring, mundane, predictable, cliche, unoriginal .

I found it tedious and needless.

Then the series went from bad to worse to unwatchable....

Bad acting, bad story, cliche after cliche.

Don´t waste your time with this...

If you find the first few episodes slow, just push through!!!

Most reviews here are for the first 1 or 2 episodes, because there is an interesting, but predictable plot twist in episode 3.

Save your money next time, a lobotomy would be cheaper.

The appallingly bland acting starts about one minute into the show and never stops.

So so script Stilted acting Good idea but poorly executed Pacing too slow

There was never a time in my life I would have persevered with this, but watching it after my third revisit of "Dark" made it especially tedious and puerile.

I have binged watched it and it's very enjoyable.

) There were 3 people worth watching: Kate Bosworth as KC, Bruce McGill as Warden, and Kurt Schmid as Moses.

I enjoyed it .

Just a complete waste of time.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, right up to the end.

If only they had turned the whole thing into a parody and added some actual dialog instead of just throwing every possible cliche character into this series, it might have been bearable to watch.

Not particularly good, but entertaining enough .

I still needed more background depth into each character but it managed to work and I enjoyed it.

Lats two episodes feel like scriptwriter got bored so just chucked random stuff in it.

I simply cannot stress how much more enjoyable Dark Matter is, even if you're not into science fiction, than the The I-Land is.

Thoroughly enjoyable mini series .

The actors are miserable, the sound effects are funnier, The actual moment continues to fail creating any tension, and the sound effect is like "you are on the edge of your seat".

Don't waste your time.


spindly suspenseful music executed so cheaply it's embarrassing.

With every episode I felt it only got better and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Bit slow, acting is a bit hit and miss .

OK let's start with the positives - the island that The I-land is stunning!

They just hand you the whole boring "twist" with no effort and leave you shaking your head like crazy.

No story lines add up, no one can act, and the entire plot was like a bad mix of 3 diff shows that used to be good.

THEN it got an unexpected change when chase first woke up and found the truth.

Cause it is really poor acting mixed with every cliche possible.

Well, it's not a masterpiece, but it was entertaining.

Better things to waste my time on .

Part 1 was intriguing, if Lost scaled down, Part 3 was perhaps the most interesting, and took it in a different direction.

The dialogue is bland, and filled to the brim with telegraphed lines you would expect from a middle-school kid writing his first short story.

Unwatchable for me.

Well what a waste of time, the story rubbish and the acting wooden.

Cliche, after cliche of terrible high school production dialogue (in fact I've seen better high school plays than this!

Thought i would give episode 2 a go but with yet more bad acting and basically no story line I've kind of given up.

It's bland, its slow, it makes no sense.

Unwatchable garbage .

Cliche crap, horrible cast, unlikable characters, bad story telling.

I really enjoyed it and I think no one should rely on other's opinions.

Entertaining .

First episode is a little slow, like almost everyone else I've seen.

I was bored at home, so started the first episode, it looked promising, soon I realized how wrong I was.

It's difficult to follow, like or become invested in any particular character.

Very boring, full of forced diversity nonsense.

The first two episodes and the premise of the story were actually somewhat intriguing.

Please don't waste your time!

Unfortunately, a waste of time.

The pace was a bit slow in the first 2 episodes, 3 and 4 were perfect, and then 5, 6, and 7 felt very rushed.

Some very confusing reactions and performances from actors.

It's totally enjoyable for what it is, syfy 😊

Slow start and too many unanswered questions that you think will eventually get answers.

I can't believe the negativity about this show at all, ok it's not the best but definitely worth the short binge, I enjoyed it.

What a terrible waste of money making this show.

Gripping survival thriller .

I wouldn't waste your time watching it

But here's hoping it wont get to a pointless series, I'm on number three

Please make a season 2 It has become so exciting.

The actors honestly look more bored than anything else, and I can't blame them, the texts sounds like something written in 5 minutes by a guy on a crapper with a deadline he missed

I thought it was interesting and entertaining, though quite predictable.

For these reason this is a waste of time 1.

Some dialogue was unbearable.

But anything that involves a framework, or in the movie Matrix they called at The Matrix, is entertaining.

utterly pointless and awful on an epic level.

But what draws the rating down is the extremely bad acting and very boring scenes, when we are in the prison environment.

Intriguing Mystery w/ Good Twists & Turns .

The twist at the end was certainly unexpected.

There's a fair amount of, excuse my French, dialogue, some special effects, and the twists are fairly predictable.

I'm bored, it's midnight and I work tomorrow, click on this joke of a show and FOR SOME REASON I watched 2 full episodes before writing this.

It's a remake of "Lost", except all the thought-out characters with depth and captivating stories have been replaced by empty-headed ones whose sole purpose is to showcase a variety of skin tones and sexualities and virtue signal for Netflix.

Terrible acting, bad script, so predictable.