India, Sept. 11 -- Mona Singh, Sakshi Tanwar, Palomi Ghosh, Nidhi Singh Creator: Ekta Kapoor Rating: 2.5

M.OM. Mission Over Mars is Alt Balaji's first sci-fi drama that comes a few weeks after Akshay Kumar-Vidya Balan's multi-starrer Mission Mangal. Not keen to step into the unknown territory and aware of their target audience, the makers try to keep it more emotional than scientific, focussing on the personal lives of the female characters and the administrative hassles that they face.

In the first five episodes released online, the family angles keep it interesting enough but it rarely takes us inside the lab. With just one TV anchor in the same sari featuring in the entire series of bulletins, the show falters in places but keeps the...