Marvel's Helstrom: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Marvel's Helstrom

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Helstrom's strong visual effects can't save it from the fact that it's characters simply aren't interesting enough to overcome their familiar setting.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 199

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Daimon Helstrom investigates a possessed young boy in Oregon. Meanwhile in San Francisco, Ana Helstrom stages an auction to expose a criminal. Disturbing events at St. Teresa's cause concern as the siblings estranged Mother remains hospitalized.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

A horrific accident leads Daimon and Gabriella fighting to save a man's soul, while a darker force attempts to stop them. Meanwhile, Yen's relationship with his work takes a dark turn towards obsession, and a discovery leads Ana back to St. Teresa's.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Daimon and Ana learn more about the destruction their father left in his wake. With Gabriella, they pay a visit to a potential victim and find themselves in deeper than they ever could have imagined. Hastings shocks Caretaker with a stunning revelation.

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Tom Austen
Daimon Helstrom
Elizabeth Marvel
Victoria Helstrom
Robert Wisdom
Caretaker
Ariana Guerra
Gabriella Rosetti
Alain Uy
Chris Yen
Sydney Lemmon
Ana Helstrom
June Carryl
Dr. Louise Hastings
Daniel Cudmore
Keith Spivey
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Helstrom Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

In the first five episodes made available to press, a general lack of focus prevails, as those plot threads and others keep piling up and unspooling without intersecting.

Oct 22, 2020 | Full Review…
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Now lacking a 'Marvel Originals' moniker, Helstrom is missing clear stakes and intriguing characters, too.

Oct 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Given that Helstrom is already the last piece of a TV administration Marvel has moved away from, nothing here is good enough to make an investment in. Check out CBS' actually clever, actually scary Evil instead.

Oct 15, 2020 | Full Review…

There isn't anything inherently objectionable about it. It simply comes off feeling a lot blander than something like this should.

Oct 23, 2020 | Rating: 2.75/5 | Full Review…

It's moody and ominous but superficially. There are glimpses of something more compelling buried in the usual, but the show hasn't found its footing or identity yet.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

In the end, there's nothing that's wrong with Helstrom that couldn't have been fixed with a little more attention and care... Helstrom has its charms, but all these small problems combine to make it a frustrating watch.

Oct 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Hulu's Helstrom keeps its focus too firmly set on the rearview mirror.

Oct 20, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The implementation of horror and supernatural elements usually works best when it's in examination of the human condition and Helstrom fails in its refusal to do that.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

With its formulaic plot, low stakes and plodding pace, Helstrom fails to connect as a family drama or a supernatural horror adventure. The series is a true wasted opportunity to take a deeper dive into the scarier side of the Marvel Universe.

Oct 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

A bland last gasp for Marvel Television.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Tonewise, Helstrom is a dark thriller with plenty of supernatural touches, but it also pokes fun at supernatural stuff. There are gallows humor and sarcasm in plentiful supply, along with a strong sense of world-weariness.

Oct 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Though the family dynamics give Helstrom its emotional weight, the overarching mythology is what keeps you intrigued.

Oct 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Helstrom: Season 1

  • 1h ago
    I loved the storyline and characters. I'm all for more seasons!
  • 5h ago
    Great show! Hope they make season 2! The characters were awesome and a great creepy storyline!
  • 5h ago
    I absolutely LOVED it,the acting and special effects are just an AAAA+++!...There HAS to be a season 2...Marvel if your reading this,sign these guys up!
  • 8h ago
    It's refreshing to see a show that takes a slow and subtle approach to building up the characters' backgrounds over time, as the story unfolds. The characters are multidimensional with very human reactions and past baggage that is overcome in different ways within dire situations. Expecting it to be just like other supper hero tropes in the Marvel Universe would be doing it a disservice. Watch it for it's sake instead.
  • 10h ago
    Sorry but I agree with the critics on this one. It's alright, but no real direction. They need to do better with the characters, mainly the siblings, because one minute they're "too dangerous" and the next they're letting demons get away or getting beat up.
  • 13h ago
    The critics rated The Haunting Of Bly Manor and tanked this one. What muppets.
  • 2d ago
    Well-built characters. The plot is captivating and has a very good linearity in the story. It mixes terror, action and sarcasm in the right measure. (Sorry about my terrible English)
  • 2d ago
    I think sometimes professional critics do not take the time to just sit back and enjoy the show because they are so busy picking it apart. I was very happy to see Tom Austen star in this Marvel series. He is one of those actors I love to watch - I am hoping to see him become a major player in the entertainment business. After I got past Sydney Lemmon's "interesting" hair, I very much liked her in the sister role. Once I started watching the series, I could not stop, which is always a sign of good entertainment. This is why the audience score so high. I am not sure where this series will land but I am keeping my fingers crossed that Hulu or Disney+ notices that the general public really likes Helstrom. I say renew it for a second season - I know I will watch it! Additional thought after reading comments about the comparison to the TV series Evil: I also watched Evil and enjoyed it but it was not a show that I had to watch. My preference is most certainly Helstrom.
  • 3d ago
    While it has typical comic plot holes and singular story line, the casting was is awesome and I could not stop watching this show. Looking forward very much to season 2!
  • 3d ago
    Based on the trailer , I was very interested but I almost didn;t bother based on the critics. I decided to try it anyhow and enjoyed it tremendously. Right up there with Daredevil or Jessica Jones as Marvel series go but simply very good television, Hghly reccomended.

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