Fearless: Season 1 Reviews

May 1, 2020
...although it doesn't rank up there with the very best, "Fearless" is entertaining, most especially because Helen McCrorly, an award-winning theater actor, plays the lead, and, boy, is she good!
May 17, 2019
While the series gets off to a stuttering start, it's certainly not irredeemable. The storytelling is brisk and packed with plot, the themes are important, McCrory is dazzling on screen and there is a potentially interesting thriller ready to come out.
May 17, 2019
Fearless was conceived as a do-gooder fantasy about protecting 'human rights'. Thanks to its atrocious timing, it looks badly out of touch, and in execrable taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 17, 2019
Helen McCrory can do no wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2019
Everything about the drama screams: "I'm the hottest political thriller this year, watch me!" But it doesn't quite pull off its uncompromising billing.
September 6, 2018
The result looks like being a classy and dark paranoid political thriller - but also, perhaps, an unluckily timed one.
December 28, 2017
With her high cheekbones and saleable purple leather jacket, McCrory's flawed renegade carried a drama so far overcrowded with ingredients and exposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 27, 2017
A hook of a central case, tantalising layers and complexities, international intrigue and codenames... put that all together with a performer as strong as McCrory and it adds up to thrilling TV.
October 27, 2017
By the third episode, the story has grown far more complex, leaving a lot to unravel in the final three episodes of the miniseries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2017
What I love about Fearless is its messiness: Emma's frantic and complicated life, and her relish for every single one of its constituent parts, feel so wonderfully replete.
October 26, 2017
Helen McCrory's performance in Fearless in captivating, but it might be the only interesting thing about the show.
October 26, 2017
In these careening political times there is, at least, a hard pulse of distrust towards authority to which this show cannily panders. Perhaps Fearless will not squander our sceptical sympathies. But right now it's hard not to fear the worst.
October 26, 2017
It is all fabulously confident and classy stuff.
October 26, 2017
If Fearless was a touch overwrought, with too many characters jostling for attention and a great deal of threat looming without consequence, it was also gripping and undeniably intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2017
If your appetite for dark tales of official malfeasance is strong, Fearless will go down easily enough, helped by the usual superior British cast.