Critic Consensus: Though slow to start, Manhattan is a top-notch drama thanks to a talented cast, beautiful cinematography, and a keen eye for period detail.
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Tv Season Info
as Frank Winter
as Liza Winter
as Charlie Isaacs
as Abby Isaacs
as Glen Babbit
as Callie Winter
as Sid Liao
as Louis ''Fritz'' Fedowitz
as Paul Crosley
as Jim Meeks
as Helen Prins
News & Interviews for Manhattan: Season 1
A beautifully executed 1940s period drama about the men and women involved in the top-secret Manhattan Project is at once transporting and provocative.
In this oversaturated summer of quality drama, "Manhattan" faces tough odds. But it's hard not to root for an underdog.
Manhattan is awfully overwrought, stocked with personalities as volatile as the radioactive isotopes they're trying to tame. Its melodramatic tone makes it resemble Lifetime's Army Wives more than it does A Beautiful Mind.
Carrying the weight of the world can be heavy lifting. Manhattan so far shows every sign of being able to shoulder the load.
Audience Reviews for Manhattan: Season 1
One of the biggest surprises of the year, Manhattan might also be one of the best new series of the year. A series that smartly doesn’t have protagonists (everyone is important), this drama with thriller ambitions starts with a couple of bangs and slows a bit on the middle. Which is great, because we got to know these characters intimately and all of them are fascinating, growing and evolving with each passing episode. The consequences of living in such a tight-knight project will also affect them immensely with heartbreaking results. The last 4 or 5 episodes are absolutely relentless on the thriller aspect, pulling great surprises at every turn, making you constantly guess who might be the “spy” even if there is one and their reasons. But also these last episodes are great on concluding certain story lines for these characters. Always aided by great dialogues, soundtracking and adequate cinematography, Manhattan holds great promise for the future.
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