Prodigal Son: Season 1 Reviews

September 23, 2019
Some tonal tweaks could turn this eagerly outrageous crime drama into something enjoyably out there, but for now, it's just the craziest "Silence of the Lambs" knock-off yet.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 23, 2019
Prodigal Son is more than several cuts below that Oscar-lauded classic. Still, it's better than chopped liver, of which Dr. Martin Whitly has shown he knows a thing or two.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 23, 2019
I'd be happy to watch any version of Prodigal Son that was entirely Sheen, Young and Payne sitting around talking... If someone would just send me a weekly cutdown that ditched the rest of the show, this prodigal critic might be convinced to return.
September 23, 2019
What happens when you cast Michael Sheen as a brilliant psychopath and serial killer then don't use him for more than eight or nine minutes per episode? We spend the other 30 minutes wondering why he isn't onscreen.
September 21, 2019
It's a program that provides a creepy jolt while never reveling in darkness for its sake -- perpetually asking what it takes, and what it means, to take control of the potential for evil in oneself, and to each day beat it back.
September 20, 2019
It's a standard-issue, formulaic drama that never quite kicks into gear, and I can't help but think that Prodigal Son could have been much more riveting, given its subject matter and the presence of [Michael] Sheen.
September 20, 2019
Prodigal Son is, at the outset, a dark show that doesn't take its darkness seriously enough.