Many of the comments I have read have compared this show to Black Mirror. I was curious, as I had never seen Black Mirror, so I watched it. Turns out, I really enjoyed both, but I disagree with the people who say this is a blatant ripoff of Black Mirror.
Science Fiction and Dystopian themes often overlap with one another and with other themes within their own genres. This does not, by any means, make a new take on either genre or a re-imagining of an old take to be overplayed or uninspired. Really, the possibilities of fiction are endless and, with that, the interpretations of any previously written fiction. That is what this boils down to, is an interpretation that some do or do not agree with.
Most of the negative reviews highlight the opinion that there is too much "Social Justice Propaganda". There are strong, female leads in many of the episodes, and for some reason this infuriates a large group of people. Many of the one-star reviews reference this as the SOLE reason for their negative review. Doesn't that seem like an odd reason to dislike something? In every episode featuring a strong, female lead, the episode centers around the idea of trying to take power away from an overbearing force, be it a government, a broken system, or even their own mind. How is that a bad thing? Why would we NOT want someone to try to cleanse the corrupt, mend the broken, or settle their own mental turmoil?
Some episodes are better than others, and I will agree that as the season went on the stories got less interesting, but I did enjoy every single episode and I would recommend the show to anyone. Yes, there is nudity. Yes, there are sex scenes. Yes, there are episodes that revolve around social justice. None of these factors, however, diminished the show's quality for me and I would rank it in the top-tier of science-fiction and dystopian writing. I do hope they create a second season.