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The River: Season 1 (2012)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Despite its gimmicky premise and occasionally silly storylines, The River is a moderately scary and clever supernatural thriller.

Episodes

Air date: Feb 7, 2012
Air date: Feb 7, 2012
Air date: Feb 14, 2012
Air date: Feb 21, 2012
Air date: Feb 28, 2012
Air date: Mar 6, 2012
Air date: Mar 13, 2012
Air date: Mar 20, 2012

Season Info

In season 1 of this paranormal drama, famed TV explorer Emmett Cole ( Bruce Greenwood ) goes missing while looking for "magic" in an uncharted part of the Amazon basin. Six months later, his wife Tess ( Leslie Hope ) , son Lincoln ( Joe Anderson ) and a film crew set out to find him. With supernatural encounters and powerful curses around almost every corner, their search proves to be more dangerous, and deadly, than any of them could have imagined. Steven Spielberg and Oren Peli are executive … More

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Network: ABC
Produced By: , , , , , , ,

Cast

Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
as Emmet Cole
Joe Anderson
Joe Anderson
as Lincoln Cole
Leslie Hope
Leslie Hope
as Tess Cole
Eloise Mumford
Eloise Mumford
as Lena Landry
Paul Blackthorne
Paul Blackthorne
as Clark Quietly
Thomas Kretschmann
Thomas Kretschmann
as Capt. Kurt Brynildso...
Daniel Zacapa
Daniel Zacapa
as Emilio Valenzuela
Shaun Parkes
Shaun Parkes
as Andreus Jude "A.J." ...
Paulina Gaitan
Paulina Gaitan
as Jahel Valenzuela
Corben Turner
Corben Turner
as Lincoln (8 years old...
Lee Tergesen
Lee Tergesen
as Russ Landry
Jeff Galfer
Jeff Galfer
as Sammy Kirsch
Scott Michael Foster
Scott Michael Foster
as Jonas Beckett
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Jose Pablo Cantillo
as Manny Centeno
Karen LeBlanc
Karen LeBlanc
as Annabelle
Katie Featherston
Katie Featherston
as Rosetta "Rabbit" Fis...
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Critic Reviews for The River: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (16)

The performances are good but constrained by the parameters of scary-story acting:

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The creators deserve credit for one thing: There is nothing that looks like this show on television right now.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

We hope that it embraces its inner Lost and heads right on in to the heart of darkness.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
PopMatters

The River is a highly unrealistic story shot in hyperrealistic style, which is the source of its strengths and some problems.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

"The River" is an exciting and scary trip.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
RedEye

Even as they're being chased by bloodsucking jungle phantoms, the crew keeps filming. One of them gets his head ripped off, but sadly for us, his camera remains in good working order.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

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