Falling Water: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Falling Water attempts complexity and intrigue but churns out an unimaginative concept lacking a redeemable payoff.


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Air date: Oct 13, 2016
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Three seemingly ordinary people – trend-spotter Tess (Lizzie Brochere), NYPD detective Taka (Will Yun Lee), and security expert Burton (David Ajala) – discover that, while they don't know each other, they can connect with each other and possibly others through their dreams. In their attempt to seek the meaning of their dreams and why they're dreaming them in the first place, they find out that there are stronger forces playing a high-stakes game behind their connected dreaming. The first season of "Falling Water" also features Zak Orth as industrialist Bill Boerg and Anna Wood as The Woman in Red.

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

The sole appeal upon which Falling Water relies is mystery, and I'll admit that after watching I do want to learn the answers to the questions the plot has posed. But I don't wish for the answers so much that I'll sit through another hour.

Oct 13, 2016 | Full Review…

The idea of dream-traveling isn't new - see 1984's Dreamscape - but this is a good-looking and intriguing reworking of the premise.

Oct 13, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Falling Water is a hollow puzzle box. It is a twisting, turning show that centers on dreams but completely loses the required balance of a series like this one: don't just present new questions, give us a few answers too.

Oct 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The performances are solid and the production values also make the grade under the direction of show-runners Gale Anne Hurd (who spent a season on The Walking Dead) and Blake Masters (Brotherhood).

Oct 12, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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If you're feeling burned TV series after TV series that plants a central mystery and then dances around it for too long to sustain interest, proceed here with cautious optimism.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Intriguing but irritatingly opaque, this drama traffics in dreamy imagery and surreal plot developments that seem cobbled together from other mysteries.

Oct 18, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

We don't expect answers to the series' biggest questions yet, but we should at least know what the characters are striving for collectively and what's really at stake here. Otherwise, it's hard to really care about what happens each week.

Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…

The problem with Water is that it keeps promising revelations that are constantly withheld, as though we might not keep watching if the show tipped its hand about what all this dream investigation is really about.

Oct 13, 2016 | Full Review…

The only thing that's crystal clear is that this won't be a short trip, so it's up to a viewer to decide if the show is languorously absorbing or just painful slow... My not goes to painfully slow.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Perhaps, if one took copious notes, consulted the show website's "About" page... the convolutions in "Falling Water" would yield rewards. As it is, it's hard to imagine finding the time for this dull, plodding thought experiment.

Oct 5, 2016 | Full Review…
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