Monsterland: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Monsterland

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Though it struggles to find a strong through line, Monsterland's cross-country scares are a perfect showcase for its talented cast and crew

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 44

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 2, 2020

A down-and-out waitress questions her choices.

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A lonely teen encounters an unwelcome guest.

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A New Orleans socialite wrestles with her past.

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A wealthy CEO suffers for his sins.

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A suburban lawyer debates life and death.

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A disgruntled fisherman makes the catch of a lifetime.

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A neglected daughter longs for another life.

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A grieving couple struggles to say goodbye.

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Critic Reviews for Monsterland Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

"Monsterland" is a mixed bag. The few episodes that are great leave you thinking and shuddering, but there are too many that are overwrought and on-the-nose in their message.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This makes for some great horror television, especially if you enjoy being challenged by how tragic a scary story is willing to be.

Oct 2, 2020 | Full Review…

I was more appreciative of the work done by the team of primarily indie feature directors, including Anne Sewitsky, Logan Kibens, Nick Pesce and Craig William Macneill, to give certain episodes a sense of place and insinuating atmosphere.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

On the whole, the casting in Monsterland is excellent, giving under-appreciated actors like Beharie, Kelly Marie Tran, and Kaitlyn Dever meaty leading roles.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Monsterland is a triumph from start to finish for numerous reasons, one of which is a conscious creative decision to never give its audience a way out

Oct 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Monster anthology light on monsters, heavy on sex, violence.

Oct 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I enjoyed the series, and did still have the, "It was nice to be included" feeling by the end but reckon we have to have a bucket between "good representation" and "bad representation" called "technically representation but it's complicated."

Oct 6, 2020 | Full Review…

While a couple of episodes drag a bit through the muddled mythology the majority of Season One is captivating enough to want to watch the episodes more than once.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Clearly, there is a lot of talent and ambition behind "Monsterland," and it comes to the surface in the show's best chapters... And yet it really embodies the theory that anthology shows are inherently inconsistent.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's tough to tell a story of monsters without heroes and angels, but Monsterland nails it and leaves us wanting more.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

"Monsterland" is not completely successful, but what it never lacks are strong ideas.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Monsters can exist, and they come in many forms - in both our minds and in reality. The series might feature some freaky creatures, but the horror's of real-life are what truly frighten you.

Oct 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Monsterland: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    The series has some great ideas. The acting is on point. Outside of two episodes, every other episode just drops at the end with no finish. It's like they have every part planned for an episode, but the ending.
  • 3d ago
    Monsterland is rotten. Whoever convinced Hulu to stream this show can probably sell anything.
  • Oct 15, 2020
    I'm assuming when someone at Hulu greenlit this show as a favor to their cousin they were not sure what genre to place it in. They put all the genres on little pieces of paper, placed them in a basket, and horror was drawn. This show is someones attempt at a highbrow take on abstract social commentary, but they forgot t.v. is supposed to be entertaining. I suppose it wouldn't be so dissapointing if there were actually some horror elements to the show and not just sprinkles of horror tropes. So buyer beware.
  • Oct 14, 2020
    Seriously? Skin suits? Is that the best screenwriters can do these days? Sorry. Was out after that. Genuinely don't care where it goes from there. Under the impression this was a serial killer/horror series and I've got no desire to climb into some SyFy network level writing with a series where the plot can go absolutely anywhere just because it can and the audience is supposed to dumb themselves down enough to buy into it. Thanks but no thanks. Started out solid, good acting. Decent first 35 minutes. Shame it went into unbelievable SyFy budget land.
  • Oct 13, 2020
    You feel like you need to shower after this series.
  • Oct 12, 2020
    Surprisingly better than the CBS's reboot of The Twilight Zone. Obviously better than the Creepshow series on Shudder. At this point it is refreshing that Hulu, Netflix and Amazon are free to have cursing, sexual content, and allows gore.
  • Oct 09, 2020
    Monsterland. The clue is in right there in the title..."monster." I expect to be scared by a creature or at least experience a little spine-tingle. Give me a colossus, a behemoth or a leviathan. Alas, it was not meant to be with my experience of watching a few episodes of "Monsterland." The series cast line-up drew me in. The promise of some Halloween scare kept me. However, after three episodes, I was disappointed and simply couldn't continue. Watch if you like solid tales with a buried moral or two. Don't watch if you like good old-fashioned scares complete with jumps and spine-tingles, as they simply aren't there.
  • Oct 09, 2020
    The show is a mixed bag. I've watched episodes 1-4. 1 and 3 are interesting and worth seeing; 2 and 4 are not.
  • Oct 07, 2020
    e show embraces our current struggles (in America) delivered in a unique folkloric perspective.
  • Oct 05, 2020
    If you advertise a show about monsters then there bloody well better be some.

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