Manifest: Season 1 (2018)

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Manifest's attempts to balance supernatural mystery and melodrama largely work thanks to its well-chosen cast -- though it could use a few more distinguishing characteristics.

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Critic Ratings: 37

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User Ratings: 58

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 24, 2018
2
Air date: Oct 1, 2018
3
Air date: Oct 8, 2018
4
Air date: Oct 15, 2018
5
Air date: Oct 22, 2018
6
Air date: Nov 5, 2018
7
Air date: Nov 12, 2018
8
Air date: Nov 19, 2018
9
Air date: Nov 26, 2018
10
Air date: Jan 7, 2019
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When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny.

Cast

Melissa Roxburgh
as Michaela Stone
Athena Karkanis
as Grace Stone
Parveen Kaur
as Saanvi
Joshua Dallas
as Ben Stone
J.R. Ramirez
as Jared Williams
Luna Blaise
as Olive Stone
Jack Messina
as Cal Stone
Marc Menchaca
as James Griffin
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Critic Reviews for Manifest Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (12)

A good cast sells the improbable hook by at least making it emotionally probable.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Manifest is worth a look, with the proviso that the only way it will last is if enough people see reasons to keep watching.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Self-important much? There's an awful lot of big emotion on this show, which is my polite way of saying that it's pretty soapy... But there's a "Lost"-like mystery afoot that drew me in, as the passengers begin to experience similar after-effects.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It's at least worth watching at least one more. Just in case it does happen to be aliens.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Think "Lost," but without an island, a smoke monster or donkey wheel. (At least not yet).

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Manifest doesn't understand its own format and doesn't inspire interest. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

They've set enough plates spinning in the air here to make you want to come back for more, but how it'll all develop God - Her again - knows.

Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Manifest has some good qualities.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

A conglomerate of several other popular shows past and present, with dialogue so wooden it's a wonder the actors don't get splinters in their mouths while talking.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The new mystery for NBC might be the most ridiculous, insane, and laughably bad show of the pilot season, but it will certainly intrigue you to no end.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

There's enough intrigue here to keep watching, but Manifest only has a couple of episodes to get the tone right, or else people will check out.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It has a lot to say - and its premise is enough to keep you watching to find out what happens.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Manifest: Season 1

  • Jun 09, 2020
    A truly terrible show with some of the most wooden acting currently on TV. The plot is thinner than toilet paper. I cannot understand why the show was renewed after season one. Lets us hope that it doesn't get renewed for season three.
  • May 12, 2020
    The first episode is so good but the rest is just *sigh🤦🏾‍♂️ This would have made a good movie or a 6-episode mini-series. I felt hurt by the broken promise that this series gives in it's first episode.
  • May 08, 2020
    Amazing! A gripping rollercoaster ride from start to finish, a must watch.
  • Apr 26, 2020
    The story unfolds in slow motion and most of the viewing is spend on hearing about personal issues and the plot takes a back seat. You get tired fast , 4 episodes in and we still have no clue what happend. But the characters get to move a æot of boxes around. A trend in us shows. Always shift boxes around when hiding of talking... So many boxes...
  • Apr 16, 2020
    Unfortunately is a flop. Tried my best to continue watching but the acting is so bad, I cringed. Wish it was better. Plot seemed like it was cool
  • Apr 07, 2020
    Dumbest show on the air with acting that is so pathetically bad its hard to describe. And whoever is writing the storyline should be drawn and quartered it is so awful.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Weak character development. Low budget. When they raid they have two guys from swat? Weak! Mikaela, please, Zeke? Why him? Poor plot decisions! Aliens or Evil agents? What are those shadowy figures? It's just sad and when I'm supposed to be sad I'm laughing at the weak plot development. And why is it Ben has nothing to do? He's suddenly the expert on everything?
  • Feb 20, 2020
    Great show. Really grew on me as the season progressed. Hope it gets as many seasons as it needs to properly conclude.
  • Feb 19, 2020
    Manifest starts incredibly slow because at first, it seems like another cop show with a science fiction element. I actually stopped watching it after a few episodes originally. However, I later went back and forced myself to power through and toward the end of season 1 it really starts to pick up and become a full-fledged science fiction mystery show. It feels very much like another Lost, but perhaps a little better. Season 2 has been even better and I hope that people go back and give it a second try.
  • Feb 18, 2020
    This show shows lots of signs of plot, but it keeps dismantling them one by one. All you are left with is, we're all connected. The acting is forced as the season progresses. The writers need a lesson from J Michael Strazynsky on how to write a story and put together a timeline.

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