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Black Box: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Despite a strong cast that includes Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave, Black Box relies too heavily on unusual medical cases to offset a string of silly TV cliches about mental illness.


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A world-famous neuroscientist has a special touch with her patients but struggles with her own mental illness in this drama series.


Vanessa Redgrave
as Dr. Hartramph, Dr. Helen Hartramph
Kelly Reilly
as Dr. Catherine Black, Dr. Elizabeth Black
Ditch Davey
as Dr. Ian Bickman, Ian Bickman
Terry Kinney
as Dr. Owen Morely, Owen Morely
David Ajala
as Will Van Renseller
Ali Wong
as Lina Lark
Laura Fraser
as Reagan Black
Sharon Alexander
as Hospice Nurse
David Chisum
as Joshua Black
Ellen Parker
as Lucy Dacy
Siobhan Williams
as Esme Black
Kathleen McNenny
as Yvonne Guiness
Aja Naomi King
as Ali Henslee
Sepideh Moafi
as Farrah Mahmoud
Olivia Birkelund
as Karina Black
Edward Herrmann
as Dr. Reynaud
Armand Schultz
as Paul Guiness
Tasso Feldman
as Leo Robinson
Ali Ahn
as Tinker
Tracee Chimo
as Mackenzie
Kevin Cahoon
as Frankie
David Rasche
as Hunter Black
Zach Appelman
as Danny Walker
Josh Green
as Anthony Guiness
Sawyer Barth
as Young Joshua
Erin Darke
as Claire Tymoschuk
Montego Glover
as Phoebe Schwartz
April Hernandez Castillo
as Elmira Villetti
Margot White
as Sissy O'Brian
Lee Roy Rogers
as Danny's Mom
Zach Shaffer
as Teacher
Marjan Neshat
as Mira Darvish
Michael Kostroff
as Jacob Myers
Adrienne Warren
as Carrie Waylan
Dan Fogler
as Fred Baker
Bruce Altman
as Hank Pratt
Trini Alvarado
as Beatrice King
Max Darwin
as Gordon
Heidi Armbruster
as Mrs. Frank
Steve Schirripa
as Joey Giordano
Joe Avellar
as Male Doctor
Tom Pelphrey
as Joseph Moran
Gavin-Keith Umeh
as Mike Villetti
Noah Unger
as Daniel Myers
Jeremy Rishe
as Anesthesiologist
Joanna Bonaro
as Roslinda
Dartel McRae
as Resident
Moti Margolin
as Crazy Man
Erick Abbate
as Oliver Frank
Elliot Villar
as Bomb Squad Tech
Michael Pemberton
as Lionel Stark
Becky Ann Baker
as Eileen Giordano
Paul Rescigno
as Truman #2
Guiesseppe Jones
as Captain Duffy
Elizabeth Stanley
as Jennifer Redmond
Zachary Fine
as Peter Reynaud
Larry Wendorf
as Middle-aged Man
Colby Minifie
as Maddy Temko
Nathan Klau
as Man with Poodle
Ioana Alfonso
as Trauma Attending
Alfredo Díaz
as Dish Washer
Lulu Wilson
as Young Catherine
Lucia Spina
as Gabriella Mozza
Steven Huack
as Larry Janson
Darren Johnson
as Dr. Finney
Simon Feil
as ICU Doctor
Victoria Leigh
as Young Catherine
Annika Pergament
as News Reporter
Josh Green (XXVIII)
as Anthony Guiness
Tyson Driscoll
as Skylar Redmond
Chaz Menendez
as Guard #1
William Parry
as Grandfather
Joel Perez
as Mexican Carson
Rebecca Nelson
as Grandmother
Susan Pourfar
as Tracy Myers
Jodi Harris
as Mona Temko
Rana Roy
as Yoga Instructor
Alexis Suarez
as Paramedic
Richard Hoehler
as Middle Aged Man
Susan Bennett
as Store Employee
Q. Smith
as Singing Woman
Luke Forbes
as Resident #2
Brendan Griffin
as Young Hunter
John Mondin
as Security Guard
Julee Cerda
as Stylist
Adriane Lenox
as Ruby Gibson
Chen Drachman
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Black Box: Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (18)

This is, hands down, the worst series of the year, with the most annoying lead character in a season with many annoying lead characters.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Black's condition is no joke - except when it is. The series is severely manic-depressive itself and emotionally manipulative in both modes.

April 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Watching Black go off her meds and in a sense, "Hulk out," is too laughable to be harrying.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Black Box hasn't quite found the sweet spot between two TV genres it's trying to straddle.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The characters, their situations, the tone, an incredibly specific character perspective and thus Black's bipolar mind -- it's all clear, forceful, yet unforced and riveting.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its clinically quirky heroine makes for a memorable premiere episode, but in later episodes, her flavor is diluted in a stew of typical plot lines and characters, and we're watching just another good but unmemorable hospital show.

April 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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