In the Dark: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
In the Dark

Critics Consensus

Perry Mattfeld is compelling as an amateur sleuth In the Dark, although the series' recycling of mystery tropes and questionable treatment of physical handicaps may leave some viewers with a dim impression.



Critic Ratings: 10


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User Ratings: 33

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

It remains to be seen, so to speak, whether In the Dark will play itself out in a single season or find other ways to extend beyond that. The show's creative team, so far have put together a show that's surprisingly and bracingly watchable.

Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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To be honest, it's a bullet well missed as there isn't anything to see here to begin with.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Sex, booze, and smoking in appealing but uneven dramedy.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is the best new pilot that The CW has offered in awhile, but it's still a mess tonally. Hopefully it'll find its stride in future episodes.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Among a slew of superhero shows, soapy dramas, and supernatural flair, In The Dark is the most grounded in reality of the network's entire roster of dramas.

Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

The show's entire treatment of blindness comes across as a regressive curiosity made all the more frustrating by the amount of time the show spends humiliating Murphy in the early episodes.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

In the Dark is a good show with a lot of promise, and it deserves to be seen and not buried, burned off, or overlooked.

Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: 83/100 | Full Review…

In the Dark, to its detriment, is so determined to mash up several cliches into one series that it has real trouble coming together as its own entity.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Mattfeld delivers a nuanced performance as a woman who has chosen to meet the world with hostility as a calculated defense. No matter how middling the story, she's always worth watching.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

In The Dark is a fascinating, mature turn for The CW that audiences should find a lot to like within. It's different but familiar at the same time, which is very hard to pull off for such a clearly defined network.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In the Dark: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    The main character is so unlikable it kills the show. Because of this, the only redeeming thing even possible about this show's main character (especially if you are a guy or lesbian) is the way she looks, and they dressed her in about the most unflattering clothing possible so even that is a total bust. Decent acting all around and writing not bad, but again the apparent intentional "dislike" factor for the characters is too good so you wind up just disliking the whole show. :(
  • Jun 07, 2019
    This is by far the dullest show I've seen in a while! It is mundane, repetitive and lacks anything intriguing. The story is too dry and straightforward. The only good thing is the performance by the lead actress, rest of the show is a mess. This had potential in the pilot episode but you will quickly realize that there will be nothing more. The main story line is dull and the characters including that of the blind girl lack depth. Overall you can watch it if you like to watch something new with a unique blind main character.
  • May 27, 2019
    I wasnt expecting much going into the show amd maybe thats why i turned out to enjoy it. I dont know characters real life names sorry but the girl who plays Murphy is harsh but can totally understand why if i grew up in same situation i would probably be the se through 7 episodes im hooked glad tk see it was renewed for season 2 also very proud of the young cops daughter really blind puts on excellent performance every time she is on screen
  • May 17, 2019
    I have not been this excited about Thursday night in a while ;-)
  • Apr 20, 2019
    Great and keeps you on your toes. Haven't seen a show like this. So special in its own way.
  • Apr 15, 2019
    Enjoyable watch. Good performance but everytime I see and listen to the lead character (Perry), I just cannot stop "seeing" Jennifer Carpenter.
  • Apr 14, 2019
    This series has a heart of gold and a solid cast. Enjoy it
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Show is awful. Not what I expected
  • Apr 11, 2019
    Looking forward to seeing more of the show, so far the sadness is very heartbreaking hoping some stuff can become more better such as murphy's attitude about life, twords her dog and roommate and with her parents.
  • Apr 08, 2019
    My favorite sitcom is Mom and I love crime dramas. Wow. All of the grittiness of a struggling human being finding her path mixed with the awesome allure of a potential murder. What is not to like? The main character has an abrasive, selfish quality very similar to House, yet she has already demonstrated vulnerability and certain redeemable qualities. Her self centeredness got a few guffaws out of me, as well as a few cringes in embarrassment for her. The show is raw and obnoxious, sometimes painful, and totally wonderful. It has the introspective mystery that requires the reconciliation of the inner human conflict AND an actual mystery. I am so excited about this show and am looking forward to what happens next.

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