Evil: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)


Season 1
Evil

Critics Consensus

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

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Critic Ratings: 39

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User Ratings: 163
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 3, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 10, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 17, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 24, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 7, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 14, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 21, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 5, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 6, 2019
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Cast

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
Boris McGiver
as Monsignor Matthew Korecki
Clark Johnson
as Father Amara
Danny Burstein
as D.A. Lewis Cormier
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
Li Jun Li
as Grace Ling
Rodney Richardson
as Tommy Boutella
Sanjit De Silva
as Neil Benton
Nelson Lee
as Daniel Ling
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
Baylen Thomas
as Controller
Karoline Xu
as Chinese Mother
Dakin Matthews
as Father Augustus
De'Adre Aziza
as Fiona Plemmons
Sharon Gee
as Chinese Woman
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
Shawn Cortel
as Detention Guard
Noah Robbins
as Sebastian Lewins
Sean Phillips
as Cleveland
Chris Ghaffari
as Tony Pacuci
Nick Doolan
as Climbing Partner
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 (39) | Top Critics (14)

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

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

Parts of the story can lean into the fantastical, but Herbers, with her expressive eyes and cool dialogue delivery, is a grounding constant.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cast is universally strong, especially Herbers, who, with her warm eyes and her air of wary dishevelment, makes Kristen feel strange and a little dirty...

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes Evil interesting is the way that it marries the procedural setup that is such a staple of CBS and the more frightening elements at play within the series.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Leland is terrifying, and the way Evil has tapped into a broad spectrum of technology to demonstrate how ominous stuff can infiltrate literally any modern person's life is also terrifying.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

This is not one of those silly shows about spirits; the subject is treated with dignity and complexity, and that's why it works. The cast is excellent.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The show is a bit light on humor - surprising, given the Kings' talent for including wit in even the heaviest of drama -- but the cast (including Michael Emerson, of "Lost") is good, and the premise is unusual, so, for now, I'm sticking with "Evil."

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Once again, this freshman series leaves us breathless and confounded, and darn entertained.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The Kings understand that horror and humor are flip sides of the same coin, and they slyly use both to score metaphoric points along the way.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

What really makes Evil stand out is that it is really scary.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Evil: Season 1

  • 10h ago
    Awesome..One of the best shows on TV right Now! Great characters that you find yourself rooting for and for and against!
  • 13h ago
    Love the cast, the premise, and the touches of humor in the episodes. Good interpersonal relationships. I love the fact that the main female character not only works, but has four children who don't get ignored in the scripts.
  • 1d ago
    Really good. I recommend it for everyone that loves horror.
  • 1d ago
    awesome show that leaves it up to the viewer on choosing if they believe something supernatural is occurring or something with an explanation. The show is complex in the way it plays with the two sides of the characters. Also enjoy the well timed light heartedness and smart humour.
  • 4d ago
    It was a very compelling show that sucked me in and made me want to keep watching! The characters are very dynamic and it is an on the edge of your seat drama each episode! Not to mention that the content is academic and very interesting to me!
  • 6d ago
    My favorite new show by far. great writing, direction and acting. The cast is great and very appealing. I admit I have a crush on Katja Herbers. Pretty, smart and a great personality. I hope we see more of her in other shows and movies.
  • Nov 27, 2019
    I love it!!! It's my kind of genre.
  • Nov 27, 2019
    It's really good. The female lead is starting to feel more comfortable in her role which will make the show so much better.
  • Nov 25, 2019
    It's good show except for one MAJOR annoying thing: Why do those 4 little girls always talk at once and scream. This is so unrealistic and stupid. It really gets on my nerves when the segment with the kids come on. Those 4 kids portray 4 obnoxious kids. Why?
  • Nov 23, 2019
    The reason the Exorcist in 1973 worked Evil seems to work in 2019. If there is a hint of you believing in the Catholic Church the reading of the Bible this show gives you the dark side of it... If you believe in the good the bad must be true too.

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