NOS4A2: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
NOS4A2

Critics Consensus

Though Nos2a2 strains to build the necessary atmosphere to pull off its ambitious premise, it does capture the spirit of Joe Hill's singular work and provide a new psychopath for Zachary Quinto to sink his teeth into.

70%

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Critic Ratings: 27

71%

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User Ratings: 72
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 2, 2019
2
Air date: Jun 9, 2019
3
Air date: Jun 16, 2019
4
Air date: Jun 23, 2019
5
Air date: Jun 30, 2019
6
Air date: Jul 7, 2019
7
Air date: Jul 14, 2019
8
Air date: Jul 21, 2019
9
Air date: Jul 28, 2019
10
Air date: Jul 28, 2019
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Cast

Zachary Quinto
as Charlie Manx
Ashleigh Cummings
as Vic McQueen
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Chris McQueen

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Critic Reviews for NOS4A2 Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6)

Though the series feels like it's about to take off at any moment, it struggles to get into gear.

Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…

This is excellent horror telefantasy. Check it out as soon as you can, and be aware that a second series is very much on the way.

Sep 4, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Proved to be a surprisingly savvy adaptation of the source material, backed by strong performances from Quinto, Cummings, Jahkara Smith as Maggie and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Vic's father. But more importantly, I'm excited to see where it will go from here.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

There are moments of striking imagery and immersive world-building... but the series' misaligned priorities rarely give you time to soak in the horror before dropping you back into drab dramatics about campus visits and mismanaged taxes.

Jun 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Toothless vampire drama does have lots of violence.

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The premiere doesn't exactly inspire confidence at first glance, but it's possible this a show with promise buried down deep that will take a bit of time to get the ball rolling.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The most frightening thing about Zachary Quinto's vampire is his gross fingernails, but the rest of the cast kept me watching week to week.

Sep 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Quinto and Cummings put in two fine performances and the story has a prestige TV sheen that makes us want to see more.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's refreshing in a TV landscape full of complicated antiheroes that the characters with the most interiority in NOS4A2 are the good guys.

Jun 3, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

NOS4A2 is right up my alley... The concept is fascinating, and Vic's powers are a rarity in horror TV.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

A spooky and suspenseful drama... This reimagining of the vampire story isn't playing things for laughs.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

NOS4A2 proves too slow and plodding to generate much in the way of tension or genuine scare with regard to its unsettling premise.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for NOS4A2: Season 1

  • Oct 09, 2019
    Creative. Well acted.
  • Aug 23, 2019
    Poor adaptation of a great book.
  • Aug 07, 2019
    The beginning was a little choppy since I was a big fan of the book, but ended up being overall good.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    The first season of Nos4a2 is all over the place and at times makes you wonder why are you watching it in the first place. It does calm down a little bit and starts to show you the path its trying to go down. I'll watch season two but it won't have as long of a leash as I gave the first season
  • Jul 29, 2019
    I seriously do not know why it is over 50%. Boring, stretched, formulaic, and the main actress clearly looks the ten years older as she is in reality. Sometimes I confused her with her mother. Z. Quinto is good as always as a bad guy, but he is overacting as usual, too. I wish he had changed roles with David Tennant in Good Omens. Seriouslym though I did not know that it is from S. Kings son, it felt always King-ish (in a bad way) for me. And most King productions are only good if NOT honoring the authors imagination, this had to be in line with the author, cause it's simply not good. I think the second season is a mistake, but only can get better.
  • Jul 29, 2019
    As a fan of Joe Hill's Literature, (including the title kind of adapted for this series — emphasis on the words "kind of"), it's extremely obvious that no one working for AMC has read a page of the source material. It all plays out in the most hyper-serialized format; as if the writers were drafting scripts with the sole focus of how unnecessarily long they could drag out some of the most basic inciting incidents that occur early in Hill's novel — all for sake of creating a molasses-paced story to exist in between the FREQUENT & LENGTHY COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTIONS. This is important because I cannot stress enough how difficult it must have been to screw this adaptation up so thoroughly. Showtime or HBO would've done Joe Hill's bestseller *serious* justice and those networks wouldn't have needed more than a 4 part mini-series. Instead, AMC is more interested in dragging out the several overly-dramatic details they squeezed into a story that didn't need more content or any sort of pacing manipulation. SIGH.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    NOS4A2 is one of the best new horrors to make it to the small screen. Well worth a couple of minutes, maybe hours, of your time.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Slow, slow, slow and boring. Watched 5 episodes, gave it a chance but finally realized it was the same thing again, and again, and again.
  • Jul 18, 2019
    need season 2 and 3!
  • Jul 17, 2019
    Enjoying this....looking forward to each new episode!

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