Cleverman: Season 1 (2016)

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Season 1
Cleverman

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Cleverman is a substantive sci-fi drama that ultimately unveils a unique tale of racial identity and paranormal terror.

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Critic Ratings: 14

84%

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User Ratings: 165

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 1, 2016

A series of unexplained violent attacks in the city are blamed on the newly discovered Hairypeople.

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Air date: Jun 8, 2016

Koen seeks answers regarding his strange new powers, so he heads into The Zone; Aunty Linda realizes there is a new Cleverman.

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Air date: Jun 15, 2016

Problems at the Containment Center create further panic; Waruu and Koen reject Slade's offer to help in a mysterious laboratory.

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Air date: Jun 22, 2016

The Hairies are blamed for the continuing deaths; Waruu demands Koen use his powers to halt the murders.

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Air date: Jun 29, 2016

Charlotte agrees to one last attempt at IVF at a clinic offering new technology; Slade offers Waruu a tempting deal.

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Air date: Jul 6, 2016

As the Containment Authority prepares to clear the city of Hairypeople, Koen must finally face his destiny as the Cleverman.

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Cast & Crew

Iain Glen
Jarrod Slade

Actor
Frances O'Connor
Charlotte Cleary

Actor
Deborah Mailman
Aunty Linda

Actor
Hunter Page-Lochard
Koen West

Actor
Rob Collins
Waruu West

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Stef Dawson
Ash Kerry

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Critic Reviews for Cleverman: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Cleverman: Season 1

  • Nov 27, 2019
    I was looking forward to something that at least resembled the aboriginal Australian, but of course, yet again, lack of historical knowledge or intentionally, filmmakers misrepresent the appearances of these people. In my opinion, that's as boring as a white Bill Cosby or a black Viking. Let's keep things authentic or at least close to it - even in fiction. I couldn't get into these hairies. They look too white underneath with blue eyes and such - not believable at all. I'm moving on.
  • Jun 14, 2018
    Koen is a people trafficker, slave trader and a child murderer. All in the first 10 minutes. And not for the first time. Absolutely nothing he does from there could ever redeem the evils he loved to commit. The only reason he pretends to be good is because of the pain the voices and visions cause. How could I like a show where the "HERO" is the biggest villain?
  • Jun 07, 2018
    Love the show and the concept. Makes you mad in the right places, keeps you interested in the storyline. Looking forward to season 3
  • Mar 11, 2018
    I love this show! Totally binge watched the first two seasons this weekend. Been searching for info about a third seaSon.
  • Jan 08, 2018
    Great concept, character development is pretty quick too, which is great to see, and amazing actors! Love the show!
  • Dec 13, 2017
    Best new show I've seen. Teaches you about aboriginal Australians-- I hope anyway-- through taking old stories and realizing them in reality, making an exciting character that has been described as a superhero. We have a lot to learn from the Dreaming, and I've always had really weird vivid dreams so I was hooked at once. I read another review that says it is more honest about racial tension than other shows, more honest about showing a corrupt government and police. And they said it was a surprise it was made therefore. All I can say is, what is art for, if not for showing people the things they need to work on, and telling people the truth about society, not lying so vigorously that bad people are portrayed as good. Art is for the people, and while fantasy and science fiction and mirth and debauchery are certainly asked for, what is art without a search for real justice, to try to bring the dreams of the real people to reality. And for that we need a Cleverman. Great series. Enjoyed it a lot. Wish they'd do something like it here in America with our natives, I bet their stories are exciting too.
  • Aug 02, 2017
    Cleverman is really interesting especially it's lore and the way the antagonist is placed. And good enough almost every character is interesting and going through choices and changes that really shape them to who they become as the season further progresses. It's a very refreshing taste 9/10
  • Jul 06, 2017
    If you are a sci-fi buff= Cleverman is a MUST see?? Not only does C have all the qualities we love, but it is also akin to our era of political discourse. Diversity issues big time. With a special twist only sci fi can pull off. "Hairy People" vs. the "Norms." Watch this. You won't be sorry you did.
  • Mar 31, 2017
    Raw, challenging and relevant in today's polarized world. Sci-fi meets zenophobia, meets racism, meets genocide, meets corporate greed, family rivalry, jealousy, love/lust, medical ethics etc. This show has everything!
  • Sep 18, 2016
    Cleverman is Australia's "Avatar", a Sci-fi twist on the attempted genocide of a people

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