Dana Abercrombie from The Koalition says:
"Manifest is painfully unoriginal and literally laughable as it shoves down your throat its “everything is connected” storyline. With the right script, actors and score (even the music is overly dramatic) Manifest could have easily been intriguing enough for me to want to watch the second episode. Instead, there’s no reason for me to be attached to any of these characters nor their journeys because not once does the show allow us to connect with a character. Instead, we’re treated to scenes of actors screaming their emotions with cringe-worthy dialogue. Its interesting concept is further harmed by a drawn-out lecture that explains everything that has happened as if it keeps forgetting its own plot."