Evil: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)


Season 1
Evil

Critics Consensus

Smartly-written and effectively unsettling, Evil works best when it dares to delve into the depths of the uncomfortable questions it poses.

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Critic Ratings: 36

84%

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User Ratings: 138
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 3, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 10, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 17, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 24, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 7, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 14, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 21, 2019

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Cast

Katja Herbers
as Kristen Bouchard
Mike Colter
as David Acosta
Aasif Mandvi
as Ben Shroff
Michael Emerson
as Leland Townsend
Christine Lahti
as Sheryl Luria
Kurt Fuller
as Dr. Boggs
Brooklyn Shuck
as Lynn Bouchard
Skylar Gray
as Lila Bouchard
Maddy Crocco
as Lexis Bouchard
Dalya Knapp
as Laura Bouchard
Boris McGiver
as Monsignor Matthew Korecki
Clark Johnson
as Father Amara
Danny Burstein
as D.A. Lewis Cormier
Scott Ian
as Butcher
Brooke Bloom
as Emily Leroux
Heather Lind
as Sarah McCrystal
Timothy D. Stickney
as William Hopkins
Karen Pittman
as Caroline Hopkins
Li Jun Li
as Grace Ling
Rodney Richardson
as Tommy Boutella
Sanjit De Silva
as Neil Benton
Nelson Lee
as Daniel Ling
John Glover
as Byron Duke
Audrey Bennett
as Julie McCrystal
Nora Murphy
as Little Girl "Rose"
Thirsa van Til
as Female Patient
Matt DeAngelis
as Brian Cadelago
Dascha Polanco
as Patti Hitchens
Baylen Thomas
as Controller
Karoline Xu
as Chinese Mother
Dakin Matthews
as Father Augustus
De'Adre Aziza
as Fiona Plemmons
Sharon Gee
as Chinese Woman
Hannah Hodson
as Naomi Clark
Nicole Shalhoub
as Vanessa Dudley
Brian Smolinski
as Mr. Gilbert
Melissa Joyner
as Angela Clark
Laura Kai Chen
as Marianne Jacobs
Shawn Cortel
as Detention Guard
Noah Robbins
as Sebastian Lewins
Sean Phillips
as Cleveland
Chris Ghaffari
as Tony Pacuci
Nick Doolan
as Climbing Partner
Amy Hohn
as Judge
Jake Ryan Lozano
as Dougie Martin
Jayson Wesley
as Bearded Man
Manoel Felciano
as Jackson Orbinson
Victoria Meade
as Caliente Day
Anissa Felix
as Violet Dahl
Aishling Pembroke
as Young Woman
Gregg Edelman
as Rodney Match
David Adkins
as Pierre Halley
Lizan Mitchell
as Crying Aunt
Marcus Ho
as Doctor
Peterson Townsend
as Corey Clark
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Critic Reviews for Evil Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (14)

So far, it's an admirable attempt, if sometimes overly simplistic.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Evil already succeeds, though, as a relentlessly clever mash-up procedural, merging psychological medical mystery with techno-crime and spiritual struggle. Its paranoia is far-reaching, and very bleak.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's like being haunted by someone who's part-devil and part-snarky David Spade. It's very unsettling - and somehow, even creepier.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…
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The cast is universally strong, especially Herbers, who, with her warm eyes and her air of wary dishevelment, makes Kristen feel strange and a little dirty...

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Parts of the story can lean into the fantastical, but Herbers, with her expressive eyes and cool dialogue delivery, is a grounding constant.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Both the writing and direction take the time to make sure that the emotional repercussions linger and build on each other, but the in-the-moment stuff is sometimes active for both characters and audience.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The show is a bit light on humor - surprising, given the Kings' talent for including wit in even the heaviest of drama -- but the cast (including Michael Emerson, of "Lost") is good, and the premise is unusual, so, for now, I'm sticking with "Evil."

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

[Evil] should be too wild to work, but I have come to cherish its chaotic evil energy. I never know what's happening, and I love the way it leaves me confused, flummoxed, and giggly.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Evil was one of our favorite network pilots this fall, for the simple reason that it's not stupid, which is more than we can say for most of the dramas that have been foisted on us this week.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

This is not one of those silly shows about spirits; the subject is treated with dignity and complexity, and that's why it works. The cast is excellent.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Next level terrifying.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Leland is terrifying, and the way Evil has tapped into a broad spectrum of technology to demonstrate how ominous stuff can infiltrate literally any modern person's life is also terrifying.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Evil: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Rather unsatisfying. I mean, we have had a number of shows and movies that pit hell against humanity--with little help from heaven, by the way--but this show has gone to great lengths to tell a tale with no substance. Demons speaking Latin? This is to be expected from uneducated writers who cannot educate themselves outside the box. How old is Latin anyway compared to all of the languages ever spoken in the world, even before Aramaic or Hebrew? Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, is this soap opera effect of telling a tiny smidgen of background with a rather boring under-developed vignette that cursorily invokes a demonic action. There are so many loose ends dangling in the winds that it is not funny. It is the poorest of writing and story telling. Example: will Kristen's husband's alleged disappearance and demise ever be revealed, or will be a la soap opera where a female actor is pregnant for years? I really expected more, but seven episodes in, I have better viewing ways and opportunities than to waste my time watching complete dribble each week.
  • 5d ago
    This is the best show on TV! We love it!
  • Nov 14, 2019
    I think it is ok. Not very creepy or scary.. It sometimes is comical. Especially George. Don't know why it is called Evil.
  • Nov 09, 2019
    This is the best new show on television. Very creepy.
  • Nov 08, 2019
    I really enjoyed the first 4 episodes. The acting is very good and I can't wait to see what will come of this season especially since they got renewed for a second!
  • Nov 01, 2019
    Different and, as a result, entertaining.
  • Nov 01, 2019
    This is my Go Too show Thursday night's. I love the fact you get both sides of insight... And, the stories are Outstanding!
  • Nov 01, 2019
    Ok I like this show but it could be way better. I'm not going to give it away but the villain on the show commits a major felony in one of the first episodes and no one does anything about it. As much as I like the main character on the show, she's supposed to be this strong character but she's actually kind of a wimp. I really wish she would stand up to the Michael Emerson character a little more. And while we're the subject, his character is so over the top that it's like watching a live version of Wile E Coyote. I'm not kidding. The next time you see him on screen think of Wile E Coyote and you'll realize I've hit the nail on the head. If his character wasn't on the show it wouldn't even matter. I'm sorry I know I'm going to catch flack for that. With that said the show is holding my interest for now.
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Nice twist... It's worth watching the first season to see what will be the end of the season cliffhanger
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Respectful, skeptical, terrifying, fun and a can't miss.

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