Lore: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Subtle and spooky, Lore's horror-laden history lessons take on new life on the small screen, though it sticks too closely to the podcast's original format to truly distinguish itself.


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Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 12, 2017
Air date: Oct 12, 2017
Air date: Oct 12, 2017
Air date: Oct 12, 2017
Air date: Oct 12, 2017

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Based on the podcast phenomenon and narrated by creator Aaron Mahnke, this haunting six-episode anthology series is brought to life by the executive producer of The Walking Dead and the executive producer of The X-Files. Throughout history, fear was best kept buried. But folklore opens the door, allowing stories to creep inside and haunt us. The scariest stories are true. -- (C) AMAZON

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Critic Reviews for Lore Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

Adapted for television from a popular podcast - the first time I've written those words; no doubt, not the last - Aaron Mahnke's Lore is worth a look.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Such effective audio storytelling already left its mark on the podcast world, and the Amazon adaptation doesn't elevate things at all. If anything, it's less effective because you can't watch it in your car or while out for a jog.

Oct 13, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you like your terror TV served up with some dark and disturbing flourishes, "Lore" will leave you screaming for more.

Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Lore almost plays like an educational program - and that's what makes it so terrifying.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The idea behind this anthology series is so good, it's a shame the result is this dull.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

An interesting but unspectacular addition to the horror genre, Lore, perhaps, works best in its original form.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Cate Shortland's survival story is like a pastoral Come And See, capturing the refugee experience as a haunted memory through rich, impressionistic visuals.

Nov 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For the most part, the stories never stand entirely on their own. They never stray far enough from Mahnke's steady narration to become an absorbing episode of television on their own.

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Adapting podcasts for TV is an admittedly new and difficult challenge, but hopefully the next show to attempt it takes advantage of the lack of precedent and tries something a little more novel.

Oct 14, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lore is great viewing for people who like to mesmerize (or alienate) people at cocktail parties with sinister chatter about weird happenings, even if drags at some points.

Oct 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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