Treadstone: Season 1 Reviews

October 31, 2019
On a technical level, Treadstone has a lot going for it. The action quality is there. The bombastic energy is there. The espionage element is there. But, the show really needs to shed its unwillingness to be a part of the universe audiences know and love.
October 24, 2019
Disappointing action spin-off is violent, has cursing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2019
As spy dramas go, this one is better left out in the cold.
October 17, 2019
It is fine for what it is, but nothing about it really justifies it's existence. You won't be bored watching Treadstone but you may not stick with it long enough to get the answers you seek.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 17, 2019
In Treadstone we have more distraction than emotional resonance, sold with the fantasy of precision-driven, expert violence. No doubt, this is a vintage approach. It also feels right for right now.
October 16, 2019
I don't know how long an action series can keep this up, but the premiere, at least, is intense, mysterious, and oddly electrifying.
October 16, 2019
The biggest positive about Treadstone is that it doesn't play out like a TV show. With the intense fight scenes, exhilarating chase sequences, and everything else, it felt like I was watching a big-budget movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
October 15, 2019
Parkouring its way on to screens with far more vim and purpose than one would expect, Treadstone is a scrappy but stimulating surprise and a refreshingly necessary addition to the saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2019
While the action in Treadstone is great, there just isn't enough plot to make a satisfying watch.
October 15, 2019
There's really only one thing you need to know about the new USA series Treadstone: the fight scenes are incredibly dope.
October 15, 2019
While lots of action films require the audience to suspend disbelief at times, Treadstone requires them to saw the tops of their own heads off and remove the gooey blob inside. It's the only way you'll survive the writing.
October 15, 2019
Treadstone proceeds a little too slowly in terms of connecting the dots, but the show doesn't scrimp on action, and those who enjoyed the movies should find tantalizing threads in this expansion of the narrative.
October 13, 2019
A forgettable espionage drama with a tenuous connection to a popular character who never appears and is never mentioned.
October 10, 2019
Treadstone... just treads a lot of narrative water.
October 9, 2019
A show whose ambition to try to capture a world's worth of adventure seems, too often, like taking the easy way out from digging too deeply into story or character.