Guilt: Season 1 (2016)

Season 1

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Guilt stumbles through over-packed twists, weak dialogue, and unrealistic behavior, yet ultimately emerges as a fun, sensationalized soap.



Critic Ratings: 12


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User Ratings: 71

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Air date: Jun 13, 2016

In the series premiere, a young American woman in London becomes the prime suspect in her roommate's brutal murder. The accused's sister travels to London to defend her with the help of a questionable lawyer, but begins to question her sister's innocence altogether after dark secrets start to emerge.

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Air date: Jun 20, 2016

Stan must stop a blackmailer after a video surfaces of Grace attacking Molly; Stan warns Grace not to attend Molly's memorial in light of the accusations against her; and Natalie grows suspicious of Grace's stepfather. Meanwhile, Molly's brother confronts a prime suspect in his quest to avenge her death.

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Air date: Jun 27, 2016

Grace spirals into a depression after reading hateful remarks about herself online; Det. Bruno investigates the shootings at Prof. Linley's cottage; and Prince Theo worries his connection to Molly will become public. Meanwhile, Stan tries to help Grace's stepfather after he's blackmailed with incriminating photos.

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Air date: Jul 11, 2016

Gwendolyn's possible bias is uncovered by Natalie. Meanwhile, a past indiscretion haunts Det. Bruno; Grace asks Luc to proceed with his art show; and Natalie and Det. Bruno can't help but recognize their intensifying chemistry.

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Air date: Jul 18, 2016

Grace is rescued from the paparazzi by a Good Samaritan who may have ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Natalie and Det. Bruno search for Grace; and Patrick goes undercover to learn more about his sister and her murderer.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2016

Gwen desperately searches for evidence to link Grace to Molly's murder; Luc is on lockdown at the police station; Stan works to get Luc released; Det. Bruno discovers shocking information; and Grace teams up with Roz to put attention on another suspect. Meanwhile, Natalie's sent to distract Finch; Kaley finds it difficult to deny her attraction to Patrick; and Charlotte becomes suspicious of Prince Theo after he's caught in a lie.

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Air date: Aug 1, 2016

Natalie reveals everything she knows to Stan, including Molly's work as a high-end prostitute; Stan works to cover up Molly's past; and Det. Bruno shows Natalie an incriminating video of Grace. Meanwhile, Prince Theo's lies begin to unravel; Kaley makes a discovery about Theo; Roz is in over her head; and Grace is forced to make a desperate move.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2016

Grace agrees to undergo hypnosis to recall gaps in her memory from the night of Molly's murder. Meanwhile, Natalie asks Bruno for help with her theory about Prince Theo; Charlotte discovers Theo's lies; and Patrick learns the identity of Gentleman 33, who was Molly's best customer at the Courtenay.

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Air date: Aug 15, 2016

Grace's case begins, as Stan and Gwen face off in the courtroom. Meanwhile, Natalie and Det. Bruno seek new evidence to prove Grace's innocence; Grace pursues a different path to freedom; and Theo's house of lies begins to crumble.

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Air date: Aug 22, 2016

In the Season 1 finale, the jury deliberates on Grace's fate, as the detectives rush to determine if a new murder is related to Molly's death. Meanwhile, Stan and Natalie try to stall the proceedings; and Patrick attempts to prove Theo is the killer.

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An American woman in London becomes the prime suspect in her roommate's brutal murder.

Cast & Crew

Kevin Ryan
Patrick Ryan
Emily Tremaine
Natalie Atwood
Naomi Ryan
Gwendolyn Hall
Daisy Head
Grace Atwood
Sam Cassidy
Prince Theo
Cristian Solimeno
Detective Sergeant Bruno
Zachary Fall
Luc Pascal
Billy Zane
Stan Gutterie
Kathryn Price
Executive Producer
Nichole Millard
Executive Producer
Stephen McPherson
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Guilt Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Guilt is such a mess of feigned and failed authenticity and feigned and failed vulgarity that it's most uncomplicated pleasure comes from watching Zane basically play a hybrid of James Spader's characters from The Practice and The Blacklist.

Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite being quite literally pulled from one of the more salacious international crime stories of the past decade, Guilt can't stop adding jokers to its house of cards, continually knocking the whole structure down in a tizzy of frenetic gamesmanship.

Jun 13, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The twists may allow viewers to overlook the clunky dialogue and nonsensical plotting.

Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…

From the opening minutes of Guilt, Freeform... has got its hooks in with a juicy murder mystery. Now and then, for no apparent plot reason, there is a sex scene set to pop-lovemaking music. The whole thing is fabulous, as in utterly unrealistic

Jun 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Its characters are predictably written, the dialogue is average at best, and Grace in particular does so many dumb things that it's hard to care about what happens to her.

Jun 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Deliciously far-fetched and nicely warped in a peculiarly Scottish way, it is the most impressive small screen debut since Tutti Frutti.

Nov 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

You find yourself needing to know what happens next.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While there was plenty of story to be told in the pilot episode not to mention plenty of suspects for whom to point a finger at as the culprit, the series felt a little overdone, a little too much soap and not enough drama, a little too predictable.

Jun 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Intriguing take on collegiate murder too dark for kids.

Jun 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Just when you think that there's no possible way for the show to pack anything more into the premiere, just when you think things can't get any crazier, the series doubles down on the twists.

Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Come for the stupid, sexy young things making bad choices; stay, if you must, for the weird, outta-left-field guilty pleasure of an oddball lawyer who waltzes in.

Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Since I'm a sucker for murder mystery episodes, I'm intrigued to find out who killed Molly Ryan.

Jun 16, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Guilt: Season 1

  • Dec 18, 2019
    Delete Review. Wrongy posted here. I have watched Guilt 2019, not this one from 2016.
  • May 28, 2018
    Clearly aping the Camera Style of the csi stuff, (and to be clear, I don't like those either) and mimicking the Feel of them too, this British drama tries too Hard to appeal to the Same demographic. Short pants? Cell phone? What British Copper uses THOSE Words? Only Yen Minutes in and I was struggling. We're way past this, aren't we? Both recentBritish period dramas and continental offerings of vastly more Sophistication and intrigue are out There. The Scandinavians must watch this stuff as comedies. I'd say it was easy fare. But if I'm watching a murder mystery, that's exactly What I don't want.
  • Mar 25, 2018
    Typical of how America sees London. We don't have prison cells like they showed Grace locked in. Wish they would get simple facts correct. Apart from which it was compulsive viewing so many twists and turns. I didn't like the ending though. Unless it is leading to a 2nd series.
  • Oct 28, 2017
    I've awarded a star to the cast in recognition of their amazing efforts to find some truth in the ridiculous plot and painfully creaky dialogue. The second star is for the DP and team. No guilt, no pleasure. Anything positive to say?... just glad that it kept the cast and crew in work.
  • Oct 26, 2017
    Great cast, and really good narrative
  • May 20, 2017
    I liked it! Such a pity they have cancelled the series.
  • May 13, 2017
    I've only watched two episodes, and couldn't care less who killed Molly. The acting is painful (especially Bruno and the female prosecutor) - very stilted line-delivery.
  • Aug 22, 2016
    It's a guilty pleasure in a manner of speaking The creators take a murder-mystery and use the Amanda Knox approach During a trip to London a young girl Grace finds her roommate Molly murdered and all the fingers point to her The show turns into a addictive, chilling story about this girl's involvement and wondering if she is guilty or not Other characters like Grace's sister, boyfriend, and attorney try their hardest to prove her innocence As the evidence builds up the number of suspects does too but it also means deadly consequences. Connections lead to money, sex, drugs, lies, betrayal, doing things against our own nature, and getting mixed up with powerful, dangerous individuals. Sexy, sly, brutal tv making for the young crowd. Cool plot twists and hip players.
  • Aug 16, 2016
    Love it and hope it is renewed!
  • Aug 11, 2016
    Forgetting for a second that Guilt is an appalling crime drama with the most obvious twists and turns ever. The fact that it has no hook, no mystery and horrible characters that are poorly fleshed out and have no hold on you. I couldn't care less who did it, or that Molly is dead. But as I said lets forget about that and talk about how horrible potrayal of British people it is. Firstly, the laws are all wrong. Everyone in Britain knows that the police officers can't do half the stuff they do, and wouldn't get away with it if they did. Secondly, is that suppose to be London? Because it's horrible. Thirdly, Prince Theo and his "common" fiance, bit on the nose isn't it. I agree with all the drugs in it, that happens. I know it's aimed at Americans but if that's the case don't call it a American-British drama, because whoever's involved in it know nothing about our laws, customs or anything. You can't have a crime drama based in England with American laws.

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