Big Sky: Season 1 (2020 - 2021)

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Season 1
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Critics Consensus

Big Sky's shaky setup doesn't do it many favors, but viewers who can push through may find its fast-paced, twisty mystery compelling enough.

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Critic Ratings: 28

44%

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User Ratings: 160

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 17, 2020

Danielle and her sister Grace are kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote part of the highway; private detectives Cody Hoyt and Cassie Dewell search for the sisters.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2020

Cassie and Jenny continue to search for the missing girls; Danielle, Grace and Jerrie plan their escape.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2020

Cassie grows more suspicious of Legarski after a threatening conversation between the two; Grace manages to make headway on the girls' quest for freedom; Helen finally confronts Ronald about his increasingly strange behavior.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2020

Unsatisfied with the investigation now that the girls' disappearance has made headlines, Cassie and Jenny take things into their own hands; Danielle and Jerrie tend to Grace, who makes a painful decision in an attempt to save them all.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2020

Jenny and Cassie race against the clock to close in on Legarski as he and Ronald prepare to move the girls; Jerrie makes one last attempt to convince Ronald to let them go; Cassie visits Merilee to question her about her husband.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2021

After Jenny and Cassie learn the truth about Cody's fate, they decide to officially team up to track down Ronald; Merilee grapples with the fact that she didn't truly know her husband; Helen learns more about her son's recent activities.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2021

Cassie and Jenny work against the clock to find Ronald and prove Legarski's guilt, calling on Grace to join their efforts and bravely help them in the process; Ronald's emotions get the best of him as he makes an unthinkable decision.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2021

Cassie and Jenny grow more suspicious of the circumstances with every visit to the hospital; Ronald finds himself in a precarious situation thanks to a nosy paperboy.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2021

While knocking on doors and searching for clues, Cassie unexpectedly comes face-to-face with Ronald; Merilee makes a life-changing decision that puts both her and Rick's fates into her own hands.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2021

Three months after Ronald's escape, Cassie and Jenny have partnered up to take down a fresh slew of troublemakers; a domestic case takes a macabre and deadly turn.

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Cast & Crew

Katheryn Winnick
Jenny Hoyt

Actor
Kylie Bunbury
Cassie Dewell

Actor
Brian Geraghty
Ronald Pergman

Actor
Dedee Pfeiffer
Denise Brisbane

Actor
Natalie Alyn Lind
Danielle Sullivan

Actor
Jesse James Keitel
Jerrie Kennedy

Actor
John Carroll Lynch
Rick Legarski

Actor
Ryan Phillippe
Cody Hoyt

Actor
Jade Pettyjohn
Grace Sullivan

Actor
Valerie Mahaffey
Helen Pergman

Actor
Omar Metwally
Mark Lindor

Guest Star
Jeffrey Joseph
Joseph Dewell

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Brooke Smith
Merilee Legarski

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Michael Raymond-James
Blake Kleinsasser

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Gabriel Jacob-Cross
Kai Dewell

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Ryan Dorsey
Rand Kleinsasser

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Britt Robertson
Cheyenne Kleinsasser

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Gage Marsh
Justin Hoyt

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Michelle Forbes
Margaret Kleinsasser

Guest Star
Kyle Schmid
John Wayne Kleinsasser

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David E. Kelley
Executive Producer
Ross Fineman
Executive Producer
Matthew Gross
Executive Producer
Paul McGuigan
Executive Producer
C.J. Box
Executive Producer
Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Big Sky: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Big Sky: Season 1

  • Nov 12, 2021
    If you read the books by CJ Box, you're most likely not going to like this show. Instead of saying "based off of the book" it should have said "inspired by the books" because there is so much stuff that was changed, including the looks and even names characters. With that said, I can see how people who haven't read the books would really like the show. It is a good show but after reading the books, my expectations were high and I was sadly disappointed.
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Too many errors in the show, the writing is terrible... When the police were searching Rick's house they couldn't find anything but yet Ronald does so within a few minutes, yeah right... Also when Grace was running free and had only the one show she take it off and continue into the field/ forest she didn't drop it by the side of the road, and they're much more but you get the picture I'm sure... The writing is VERY WEAK at best
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Very disappointing for something from David Kelley. I really didn't like anything about it and I stayed with it for 10 episodes. The story was pretty predictable and they dragged it out with near misses etc. that really don't make much sense. It did hit most of today's woke checklist though, interracial relationships, gender identity, corrupt law enforcement, etc.
  • Oct 11, 2021
    I really thought this show was going to be good until they did the unthinkable the first episode with Ryan Phillippe's character - Cody Hoyt. From that moment on, I was no longer invested. It would have been great to feel the tension of the love triangle while searching for the missing girls. Otherwise, to me, the show just went off the rails and was over dramatic.
  • Oct 09, 2021
    A compelling story but the lead actresses cannot hold their own in the lead roles. Surprisingly a Fargo-esque performance from John Carroll Lynch is what carries the show as far as it can go.
  • Oct 05, 2021
    This review is for season two although season one is equally as bad. Good cinematography. It's stops there. Poor writing with poor decisions made throughout the series. The acting is fairly decent but delivering the poor scripted decisions is where this series becomes unwatchable. My wife even noticed it and she is one who does not normally point this out. It's that bad! The season two opener was laughable after witnessing the decisions made by the kids who witnessed the drug vehicle crash. We are done watching this crap.
  • Sep 19, 2021
    Killing off Cody Hoyt in the beginning was amazing suspense. But then when they found the girls so early in the series and apprehended Legarski (State Trooper). I kind of felt like that Killed the energy, now you have to pussy-foot around with "he-said-she-said" jargon to keep the episode going. In order for a show to be explosive the characters who are given the most energy, must last through out the whole show. Otherwise it is just repetitive back and forth, the trucker should've been shot and in a comma not the trooper.
  • Aug 14, 2021
    Too many poor bridges between key moments to be considered taut or well-written, BUT with enough of those key moments having all the thrill and edge they deserve, if you persevere through the poorer episodes, you definitely feel rewarded. I sincerely hope the script writing and story development for S02 are given more thorough consideration, else it'll likely flop before it has chance to show any promise
  • Jul 24, 2021
    Big Sky season one's biggest problem is that it is two miniseries packed into one season. Lopsided writing led to unbalanced acting as the antagonists got to put on Emmy winning performances while the main protagonists often were left with poor choices and no back up… like literally not a single person on this side of the law ever waited or went anywhere with back up. At one point the Marshall picked up on a trail cam that the antagonist would visit a specific place and instead of staking it out… he left the guy a note which he got and instead of being arrested was still on the run. At it's best it was a top level thriller crime show... At it's worst its honestly unwatchable and makes you wonder how a show can literally be so polar opposite in performance writing and directing from beginning to the end of an episode.
  • May 25, 2021
    Not clearly good but entertaining

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