Alcatraz: Season 1 (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Though it involves a mysterious and intriguing premise, Alcatraz delivers the plot through lumbering, humorless means.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 16, 2012
2
Air date: Jan 16, 2012
3
Air date: Jan 23, 2012
4
Air date: Jan 30, 2012
5
Air date: Feb 6, 2012
6
Air date: Feb 13, 2012
7
Air date: Feb 20, 2012
8
Air date: Mar 5, 2012
9
Air date: Mar 5, 2012
10
Air date: Mar 12, 2012
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When San Francisco Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) tries to impede her investigation, Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert Dr. Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia), to help her piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca's own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that this reappearance is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that this fugitive won't be the last to reappear from Alcatraz.

Cast

Sarah Jones
as Det. Rebecca Madsen
Jorge Garcia
as Diego "Doc" Soto
Sam Neill
as Emerson Hauser
Parminder Nagra
as Lucy Banerjee
Robert Forster
as Ray Archer
Santiago Cabrera
as Jimmy Dickens
Jonathan Coyne
as Edwin James
Adam Rothenberg
as Johnny McKee
Greg Ellis
as Garrett Stillman
Joe Egender
as Ernest Cobb
Theo Rossi
as Sonny Burnett
Jim Parrack
as Guy Hastings
Mahershala Ali
as Clarence Montgomery
David Hoflin
as Tommy Madsen
Eric Johnson
as Cal Sweeney
Rami Malek
as Webb Porter
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Critic Reviews for Alcatraz Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (21)

Alcatraz delivers a mystery but could use a little light.

Jan 16, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Happily, there are reasons to watch Alcatraz, starting with an appealing cast and a premise that really does not require a college degree in the mythology of other worlds.

Jan 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a series that's seemingly built on an arresting foundation.

Jan 16, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Think Prison Break meets Lost meets Cold Case.

Jan 16, 2012 | Full Review…

Alcatraz is a sinister bag of sinister pleasures.

Jan 16, 2012 | Full Review…

It was a dark and stormy night - and a weird, fun, trippy one, too.

Jan 16, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

As it is, it's about as good, and about as diverting as the post X-Files conspiracy series Dark Skies.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The overarching storyline is filled with enough of the supernatural to hold the attention of those who prefer their cast threatened by the occasional smoke monster.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Alcatraz is sure to be a hit.

Jan 16, 2012 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The concept is there and there is incredible room for growth.

Jan 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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