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Absentia: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Absentia sticks too closely to the procedural handbook, leaving its capable lead and mildly intriguing mystery treading water.


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FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic). While hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, Agent Byrne disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.


Stana Katic
as Emily Byrne
Patrick Heusinger
as Nick Durand
Cara Theobold
as Alice Durand
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Katic is better than the so-so script.

October 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The most intriguing moments in Absentia arise not from the whodunnit element but rather the sheer weirdness.

January 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It had the joyless, self-serious texture of too many network shows about serial killers.

March 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The troubling questions and terrific performances are enough to keep you following this murky trail, if you're not seriously burned out on serial killers.

February 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Absentia's problem isn't its premise, which is no better or worse than your average gritty crime drama...Absentia so completely personifies the mundane procedural that it actually becomes awful.

February 21, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Generic serial killer mystery wastes good lead performance.

February 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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