Freud: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Freud

Critics Consensus

An enticing blend of horror and revisionist history, Freud slips too far into the absurd and loses sight of the fun.

54%

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Critic Ratings: 13

47%

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User Ratings: 30

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 23, 2020

Struggling with his career and swigging cocaine, Freud is pulled into a gruesome crime, then into an exclusive séance led by a mesmerizing psychic.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

His theories opposed, Freud tips off authorities searching for a lost innocent. But he'll have to collaborate with an outsider to get to the truth.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

A duel takes a startling turn, with dire consequences. Sophia plants deadly seeds, a dreamer awakens and Freud learns how to unlock a shuttered mind.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

Wishes -- and nightmares -- do come true as Freud teeters on the brink of self-destruction and Sophia and Viktor realize their deepest desires.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

Roused from a terrifying dream yet unable to shake a living nightmare, Fleur struggles with Freud. Killers close in as a bottomless rage spills forth.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

The effects of trauma run deeper than even Freud suspected as he looks into a dead pianist. Viktor accepts an invitation, and Kiss confronts Heinz.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

Desperate to hide the truth, Freud takes refuge in the haunted flat. A curse is sealed, and all must face their worst fears as the darkness closes in.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

An empire comes under siege from within as an inner circle upends the establishment. Once a door is opened, can it ever really be closed?

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Cast & Crew

Marvin Kren
Executive Producer

Critic Reviews for Freud Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Like other absurd revisions of famous stories, such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Freud is arguably better the more it leans into its ridiculousness.

Mar 26, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Such a wild departure from a more traditional biopic series might actually be appreciated if Freud didn't treat the cocaine-loving, free association-developing doctor as a mere bystander in all the murder and mayhem.

Mar 25, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Weather the parts that are a slog - there are quite a few - and it will yield ambitious passages that strike a neat balance between diligent craftsmanship and flashy, old-fashioned dramatic swerves.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Stick with it; the classy rewards outweigh the ludicrous.

Jun 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...Freud offers a powerfully imaginative vision of the dark and seductive side of psychoanalysis.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

The result is a plot that struggles to define its line in the first episodes, which complicates a greater initial connection with the public. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 30, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Unless you're in the mood for atmospheric, supernatural/psychological camp, I'd skip Freud...

Apr 28, 2020 | Full Review…

The series isn't terrible, but it's not as good as it could be.

Apr 3, 2020 | Full Review…

A lysergic folk horror add-on that will piss purists off and delight weird fiction fans. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Definitely give this one a shot. It's pretty weird but in a way that might work for you.

Mar 26, 2020 | Full Review…

This show might have been able to succeed on its own terms as a camp curiosity if its creators had been willing or able to depict its characters' childhood traumas and neuroses.

Mar 26, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The series is reduced to being an indecisive pastiche between fragments of cheap psychology and sensationalist horror. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Freud: Season 1

  • Mar 09, 2021
    Loved it, there's hundreds of Freud's biographies out there, but the story here had nothing to do with that, if you expect a Wikipedia entry to early Freud, just don't, this is a fiction by itself, and one I really enjoyed.
  • Jan 21, 2021
    I thought it would be a dramatization of Freud's early life. Instead, it is a supernatural view into his life before he became famous. It's a dark horror flick with Freud trying to figure things out while fighting off the stuffed shirt professors of the time. Of course, we get the usual pokes at the corruption of the upper classes back then... hindsight is 20/20, particularly if you judge the past with today's mores.
  • Sep 27, 2020
    O primeiro episódio é bom, você acha que vai ser uma série boa. Mas aí as coisas começam a ficar muito estranhas, muito fora do contexto e você fica meio que "MAS QUE MERDA É ESSA???"
  • Jun 30, 2020
    You'll love the series if you think of it as a supernatural - paranormal - mistery show . If you see it expecting a realistic Dr. Freud Biography you'll hate it.
  • Jun 16, 2020
    It's not the traditional historical biopic you expected at it first, but when you get into it, it draws you into its dark, weird world and keeps you watching exited and mystified. It has its unique storytelling.
  • May 16, 2020
    You can watch this one if you need to pass time, but it's not great. It'll do the trick, maybe only for a few episodes, but it's kind of difficult to truly get involved in/with (or at least that's my own experience). I will say that it was a solid season, but it's not particularly good at upping the engagement throughout the series. It's an emotional flatliner of sorts.
  • May 14, 2020
    Some reviewer describe this as like "Sherlock" and I decided to give it a try. Other than the drug addiction, there is almost no resemblance. If you like gothic vampire-type movies you might like Freud, but I was really sorry I kept with it when I watched episode 5, I should have stopped sooner. Its ridiculous, gory, smarmy, twisted. I want my time back.
  • May 11, 2020
    Fictory *can* be interesting and entertaining, but this is not. It's not because it's Freud and there is too much context and real history around Freud to choregraph this dance that is portrayed as Freud. Its as if you imagined King Henry the eight attending a royal ball and dancing The Charleston. It just doesn't make sense - it wouldn't happen except in a fantastic or comedic world. Don't misunderstand me - I'm not saying the actors are bad - they are not. I'm not saying the stories aren't interesting... they somewhat are. I'm saying this is not Freud. Once you name a series Freud it should feel like Freud, not like Sherlock Holmes investigating occult like gruesome murders of children through hypnosis (which Freud eventually would walk away from) and tipping off police where to find the bodies. Had this series been names "Sherlock Holmes and the Seance at Vienna" - that would have been spot on.

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