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Dominion: Season 1 (2014)




Critic Consensus: Bogged down by exposition, Dominion struggles with balancing tried-and-true sci-fi tropes with complicated plot twists.


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Out of an epic 25-year battle in which angels led by Gabriel (Carl Beukes) fought humans and their ally, the archangel Michael (Tom Wisdom), comes an unlikely hope for mankind in this supernatural drama based on the characters from the 2010 movie "Legion." Set in the fortified city of Vega (formerly Las Vegas), where an elaborate caste system is now in place to manage the Earth's war-depleted resources, Series 1 begins with a young soldier named Alex Lannon (Christopher Egan) learning he is "The Chosen One," a revelation that leads to all sorts of turmoil, both personal and political. On top of this heavy responsibility, reluctant hero Alex is in a romance with Claire Riesen (Roxanne McKee), daughter to the city's ruler Edward (Alan Dale). Their love seems doomed, however, since not only is she his superior in social class, but her father demands she enter into an arranged marriage with religious leader William Whele (Luke Allen-Gale), son of the powerful and ambitious David (Anthony Head), for the betterment of Vega. Little do they know, William has a hidden agenda—and a secret alliance—that is aimed at causing more harm than good.


Chris Egan
as Alex Lannon
Tom Wisdom
as Michael
Roxanne McKee
as Claire Riesen
Alan Dale
as General Riesen
Anthony Head
as David Whele
Luke Allen-Gale
as William Whele
Rosalind Halstead
as Senator Becca Thorn
Carl Beukes
as Gabriel
Kim Engelbrecht
as Sergeant Noma Walker
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The plot of Dominion, unfortunately, veers between simplistic and unfathomable.

June 18, 2014 | Full Review…

When they talk about better TV shows dramatizing the apocalypse, they won't be talking about Dominion, whose ambition makes it complex enough that only the most devoted fans are likely to stay for the full ride.

June 18, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

After an hour and a half of Dominion, most viewers will probably decide that what happens in Vega can stay in Vega.

June 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Dominion's opening night close-out is strictly same-old, same-old, with one of the mysterious tattoos translated to read, "Beware of those closest to you." Cue the ominous music. Wow, what a twist.

June 16, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Maybe the Thursday pilot's portentous whispers in candle-lighted spaces will seem less pretentious and more profound as Dominion moves past initial exposition from a cast trying not to sound like they're from all over the planet.

June 16, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dominion constantly trips over its constant exposition.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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