Hard Sun: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: Hard Sun's heady mix of narrative and visual flourishes buckle under a surfeit of clichés that ultimately weigh it down and leave the show a muddled mess.


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Air date: Mar 7, 2018
Air date: Mar 7, 2018
Air date: Mar 7, 2018
Air date: Mar 7, 2018
Air date: Mar 7, 2018
Air date: Mar 7, 2018

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Agyness Deyn
as Elaine Renko
Nikki Amuka-Bird
as Grace Morrigan
Owain Arthur
as DS Keith Greener
Adrian Rawlins
as DS George Mooney
Derek Riddell
as DCS Roland Bell
Varada Sethu
as DS Mishal Ali
Aisling Bea
as Mari Butler
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Critic Reviews for Hard Sun Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (11)

To make up for the lack of substance, the cast is asked to overact.

Mar 7, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Hard Sun, it should be noted, is not subtle, or close to subtle, or even anywhere in the same continent as subtle.

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's almost an experiment in grafting as many clichés from this subgenre onto an admittedly original concept as possible until the whole thing, well, overheats.

Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

This shows all the signs of descending into utter preposterousness quite quickly but, for the moment, it's worth a look.

Jan 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

London was a chiaroscuro vision, Victorian terraces huddling under sky-piercing towers. This glossy apocalyptic thriller is so moreish that - to quote Bowie - my brain hurt like a warehouse.

Jan 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Well, this is certainly a flawed show. It does seem a little odd to take the world to the brink of destruction and expect us to care about much else.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

This series just doesn't hit the mark.

Aug 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Cross is a reliable storyteller, and while Sturgess is serviceable as Hicks, Deyn is a fascinating watch as Renko.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

After episode one, this looks set to be a promising hit for BBC One.

Dec 7, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Great sci-fi premise, bloody violence in overstuffed drama.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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