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Damnation: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Damnation's complex character driven mystery is intriguing, though it occasionally feels like homework.


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A man masquerading as a preacher during the 1930s in the American heartland leads an insurrection against the status quo; and butts heads with a professional strikebreaker hired by a tycoon to stop the uprising. Unbeknownst to those around them, the two men share a secret past.


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You won't find much hope in Damnation and that's an absence that can only exist unfilled for so long.

November 8, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Modern relevance and a few good performances are all it has to recommend. It's too often dull, tonally inconsistent, and just poorly written. All the modern political parallels in the world won't matter if the viewer is bored.

November 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Violence, racism, antiheroes in dark Depression-era drama.

November 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The score created anticipation when needed and built bridges between the scenes. The cinematography was alternately sparse and visually sumptuous.

November 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

From my view, Damnation has a lot going for it. The political history of the United States is always worth discussing, and the series features an incredibly talented cast.

November 8, 2017 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Slow-moving and enamored of its own darkness as Damnation is, there's something vital and real in the show's insistence that the United States' institutions have failed and are only looking out for themselves.

November 7, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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