Alex Rider: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Alex Rider

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Alex Rider's first season takes a minute to find it's footing, but once it does it proves a solid entry into the espionage game that the whole family can enjoy.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 81

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Cast & Crew

Nyasha Hatendi
Smithers
Jon Moore
Blunt's driver
Ronke Adekoluejo
Jack Starbright
Ana Ularu
Eva Stellenbosh
Vicky McClure
Mrs. Jones
Karl Farrer
Special Agent
Thomas Levin
Yassen Gregorovitch
Otto Farrant
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Critic Reviews for Alex Rider Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

There's a compelling tension between the series' broader story and that of its protagonist: Alex Rider explores the perceived threat of outsiders, while Alex Rider struggles to feel at home anywhere.

Nov 13, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Alex Rider feels more limited than cheap... It will be interesting to see where Burt and Alex Rider go from here and whether or not the show's success leads to more resources.

Nov 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Perhaps there are things to relate to in the Alex Rider novels of British writer Anthony Horowitz, but this new series is more front-loaded with that generic blue-tinged blandness that afflicts so much second-string European thriller TV.

Jul 31, 2020 | Full Review…

What previous adaptations did not understand was that Alex Rider contains multitudes - here, he lives his double life to the fullest.

Nov 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Pure Bourne Identity, with just a hint of ELITE.

Nov 13, 2020 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

Sleeker, edgier, and far more mature than the 2006 movie adaptation without losing any of the charm audiences should reasonably expect.

Nov 13, 2020 | Full Review…

While those looking for an innovative twist on the traditional spy narrative won't find it here, the show is an entertainingly told espionage tale with winning characters.

Nov 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Well-paced and well-acted.

Nov 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The plot mechanics are fairly predictable and it takes the show too long to get where it's clearly going.

Nov 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Although targeted for a teen and young adult demographic, particularly those who view gaming as their primary entertainment, there is plenty to enjoy for everyone.

Nov 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The darker tone certainly feels like a smart move on paper, but it does mean that the show sometimes forgets to have a bit more fun along the way.

Aug 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Can't help but entice the viewer with each new reveal and narrative advancement

Jul 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alex Rider: Season 1

  • 8m ago
    I thought it was ok. Would have given it 5 stars if the lead actor was believable. But he's just not. He looks like someone who would start in a high school drama performance not a kid whose basically a British spy badass. The only thing that bothered me about this show and it kept popping into my mind repeatedly!
  • 9h ago
    I read the books as a kid! I was glued to the TV for all 8 episodes. So happy to hear season 2 is going to happen! Stoked for more! Great watch!
  • 3d ago
    Was a huge fan of the Alex Rider book series growing up as a teen. Absolutely loved the way they adapted this reboot to establish the beginning of the first book and roll straightaway into the second book's plot (seeing as we already have a Stormbreaker adaptation from 2006). The filmmaking is slick and modern and I loved the eerie elements they integrated into the style of the show. The point blanc location feels like a well deserved homage to the Overlook hotel in The Shining and grabs inspiration on many fronts to add to the ambience and shooting style with regard to the scenes at Point Blanc. Highly recommend.
  • 4d ago
    I can't believe this show blew me away. Well paced, good acting, and good action. Cost me a good night sleep because I couldn't stop watching. Watched all 8!!!
  • 5d ago
    Mashed up the first 2 books very well. Would like to see how they do with book 3.
  • 6d ago
    This show is brilliant! I was rather reluctant to watch it because I didn't want to see the books I love so much ruined, but this show did anything but ruin them! The show made me want to reread the books all over again. It starts off a little slow, but the first two episodes have just enough suspense and intrigue to keep you going, and you will be glad you did! I was really impressed by the actor they chose for Alex, he did a perfect job.
  • Nov 19, 2020
    I really enjoyed this show and adaptation,the aesthetics were amazing likewise with the acting. It was an enjoyable experience of my fav book series. They adapated it well combining the first two books and the rest of my family loved it :D
  • Nov 17, 2020
    Excellent acting, stunt performing and riveting plot that only originates from the books but keeps you at the edge of your seat
  • Nov 15, 2020
    Now usually I'm disappointed when it comes to live action adaptations of a book. But this show actually slapped! It's well acted, and every character has a purpose, they have given a lot more life to the side characters than they did in the books. The plot sticks with the book and any additions they have added has only enhanced the story. The soundtrack is fire as well. They have done an excellent job making the Alex Rider series come to life. I was hooked from episode 1. I do hope they renew for a few more seasons !
  • Nov 15, 2020
    Rider's first season proves a solid entry into the espionage game with great performances and action scenes.

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