Evil: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Smartly-written and effectively unsettling, Evil works best when it dares to delve into the depths of the uncomfortable questions it poses.



Critic Ratings: 29


Audience Score

User Ratings: 79
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Air date: Sep 26, 2019
Air date: Oct 3, 2019
Air date: Oct 10, 2019
Air date: Oct 17, 2019
Air date: Oct 24, 2019

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Katja Herbers
as Kristen Bouchard
Mike Colter
as David Acosta
Aasif Mandvi
as Ben Shroff
Michael Emerson
as Leland Townsend
Christine Lahti
as Sheryl Luria
Kurt Fuller
as Dr. Boggs
Brooklyn Shuck
as Lynn Bouchard
Skylar Gray
as Lila Bouchard
Maddy Crocco
as Lexis Bouchard
Dalya Knapp
as Laura Bouchard
Danny Burstein
as D.A. Lewis Cormier
Clark Johnson
as Father Amara
Boris McGiver
as Monsignor Matthew Korecki
Scott Ian
as Butcher
Brooke Bloom
as Emily Leroux
Heather Lind
as Sarah McCrystal
Timothy D. Stickney
as William Hopkins
Karen Pittman
as Caroline Hopkins
Rodney Richardson
as Tommy Boutella
Sanjit De Silva
as Neil Benton
John Glover
as Byron Duke
Audrey Bennett
as Julie McCrystal
Nora Murphy
as Little Girl "Rose"
Thirsa van Til
as Female Patient
Matt DeAngelis
as Brian Cadelago
Dascha Polanco
as Patti Hitchens
Dakin Matthews
as Father Augustus
De'Adre Aziza
as Fiona Plemmons
Hannah Hodson
as Naomi Clark
Nicole Shalhoub
as Vanessa Dudley
Brian Smolinski
as Mr. Gilbert
Melissa Joyner
as Angela Clark
Laura Kai Chen
as Marianne Jacobs
Noah Robbins
as Sebastian Lewins
Sean Phillips
as Cleveland
Chris Ghaffari
as Tony Pacuci
Amy Hohn
as Judge
Jake Ryan Lozano
as Dougie Martin
Jayson Wesley
as Bearded Man
Manoel Felciano
as Jackson Orbinson
Victoria Meade
as Caliente Day
Anissa Felix
as Violet Dahl
Aishling Pembroke
as Young Woman
Gregg Edelman
as Rodney Match
David Adkins
as Pierre Halley
Lizan Mitchell
as Crying Aunt
Marcus Ho
as Doctor
Peterson Townsend
as Corey Clark
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Critic Reviews for Evil Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (11)

So far, it's an admirable attempt, if sometimes overly simplistic.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Both the writing and direction take the time to make sure that the emotional repercussions linger and build on each other, but the in-the-moment stuff is sometimes active for both characters and audience.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

It's like being haunted by someone who's part-devil and part-snarky David Spade. It's very unsettling - and somehow, even creepier.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This consistent resistance to be pulled into the drama of possessions or miracles is what makes Evil a must-watch program.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Evil was one of our favorite network pilots this fall, for the simple reason that it's not stupid, which is more than we can say for most of the dramas that have been foisted on us this week.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm intrigued, if not entirely convinced, but mostly fascinated that CBS is even taking this bizarre swing at all. Good for them.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Bloody, spooky visuals on procedural/supernatural mystery.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Evil is delightfully fun and even occasionally scary.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

If you've been craving a series to fill the void left by The X-Files or just want to watch an award-worthy series on broadcast, of which there happen to be very few, then look no further. EVIL is just what the doctor ordered.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 4.3/5.0 | Full Review…

If the Kings commit to the horror - and give Emerson more to do - "Evil" might become a less refined but more entertaining show.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

That sense of mystery, as well as some mysteries in the characters' personal lives, are persuasive reasons to keep watching.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

If it continues that momentum, Evil could evolve into something very good and if it doesn't, it could just be a well-made broadcast procedural. That's not so bad.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Evil: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Absolutely Brilliant, especially the performances of Katja Herbers and Michael Emerson.
  • 2d ago
    The show was meh, I was excited but did not have faith they would make the show watchable. Then episode 2 they confirm my fears with the unnecessary injection of a hospital being racist. Please keep your political garbage out of my TV. The whole point of TV is to relax and escape this crazy world. Feel free to say how white people are all bad and evil elsewhere.
  • 3d ago
    Started out strong, but the next two episodes are a mess.
  • 4d ago
    Best show on TV right now! Great cast
  • 4d ago
    The lead actress Kaja Herbers is really really good and without a doubt the best reason to watch this show. However, after seeing the first two episodes there is a serious flaw. She keeps having this nightmare and a demon named George. Which looks like a guy in a black leather suit. It is so laughably bad, I can't help but wondering what the heck are they thinking. This character "George" and how lame is that for a demon is not scary at all and says goofy things. Its like something out of a bad Saturday night live skit. Hopefully, the writers will drop this bizarre subplot soon as it is ruining this show. I am also not found of the Michael Emerson character who is just doing the weird routine character he usually plays. He pops up and says something creepy and leaves. So a mixed bag for me.
  • 6d ago
    ill give it another chance but so far no
  • 6d ago
    Not the best for creepy series, but entertaining and hopefully will get better with time and experience
  • Oct 08, 2019
    This show has some promise and has several talented actors in it although I am not sure if they will continue with good storytelling as they have already started fleshing out some characters in a way that seems to lend itself to seedy stereotypes.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    I love this one. Just the right amount of creepy.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    First Episode interesting, great actors and creepy. 2nd episode story line "those dang evil racist whitey's are at it again!". Maybe next season should just change george the demon to a white man. Nah lost interest.

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