Coma: Season 1 (2012)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Coma evokes some creepy images but the majority of the miniseries is not believable in terms of story development, dialogue, or performances.



Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 0

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Air date: Sep 3, 2012
Air date: Sep 4, 2012

Tv Season Info

In this two-part thriller based on a Robin Cook novel and a 1978 film (both of the same name), medical-school student Susan Wheeler (Lauren Ambrose) suspects foul play at her hospital after seemingly healthy patients fall into comas. Steven Pasquale, Geena Davis and James Woods play doctors at fictional Peachtree Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, while Richard Dreyfuss appears as a local college professor.

Critic Reviews for Coma Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (14)

It boasts a compelling premise, fine production values, crisp dialogue and a cast of all-stars, some of whom work hard for the paycheck.

Sep 3, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A&E'S new take on the 1978 film Coma achieves its main job, which is maintaining creepy and potentially lethal tension, most of the time.

Sep 3, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Coma is one of the best bets this week.

Sep 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Sure, the plot's ridiculous, but the film's mostly fun, while the pleasure of watching Burstyn play a homicidal wacko is not to be denied anyone.

Sep 3, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Scotts have held onto enough of the memorable 1978 movie adaptation of Robin Cook's novel to pay tribute, but added enough to make it feel contemporary.

Sep 3, 2012 | Full Review…

The new version struggles to find and maintain momentum.

Sep 3, 2012 | Full Review…

It is lousy, lazy and disposable.

Jun 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

Ambrose and the rest of this capable cast don't deserve this fate, suspended in sloppy storytelling until the merciful end comes.

Sep 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Once the story finds its pulse, Coma is fun, but there are a few hiccups.

Sep 3, 2012 | Full Review…

It's truly maddening to see so many talented people sucked into a morass of bad writing, lazy direction, and personality-free filmmaking as they are in Coma.

Sep 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coma: Season 1

  • Apr 19, 2019
    Fun, but not really in any competition with the earlier adaptation. Updated to include all manner of science updates, and a little grosser.
  • Dec 04, 2013
    Hospitals and Doctors have always creeped me out. Watching the Coma was a monumentally stupid move. Totally heebie jeebies now!!!

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