Mosaic: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: Mosaic​ has enough moving parts -- and fine performances -- to deliver a gratifying murder-mystery plot, though its jumbled structure and heavy-handed narrative may still leave viewers slightly wanting.


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Air date: Jan 22, 2018
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Set against the backdrop of a mountain resort town, MOSAIC follows popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone), whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community. At the annual fundraiser, where she is accompanied by trusted friend and confidante JC (Paul Reubens), she sets her sights on a handsome, young newcomer in town, aspiring graphic artist Joel Hurley (Garrett Hedlund). Encouraged by the doting and flirtatious Olivia, he accepts her offer for a place to stay and work, but the unexpected arrival of Joel's girlfriend, Laura (Maya Kazan), sends Olivia into a jealous tailspin. Olivia subsequently has a chance meeting with charming stranger Eric Neill (Frederick Weller), another new arrival in town, whose duplicitous intentions to sweep her off her feet for financial gain have an unexpected outcome. When Olivia disappears on New Year's Day, leaving behind a blood-soaked studio, MOSAIC becomes an intricate whodunit, and it is up to detective Nate Henry (Devin Ratray) and Eric's sister, Petra (Jennifer Ferrin), to unravel the mystery.

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Critic Reviews for Mosaic Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (14)

Its very existence is a stake in the ground that suggests that scripted TV can be much more than a passive viewing experience. For now, Mosaic, the series, is compelling enough to capture the attention of many an armchair sleuth.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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Fans of more traditional crime drama that ends wrapped in a bow may find themselves frustrated, as will fans of more traditional good writing and acting.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[Sharon] Stone doesn't make the character likeable exactly - Olivia is much too flawed for that - but she does make us care as the noose begins to tighten.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Less a show than a television experience, it's brilliant and exasperating.

Jan 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's never, ever sentimental -- the familiar Soderbergh sharpness is found throughout -- but director, writer, and performers all leave room for the little streaks of meanness, insecurity, fear, and compassion to emerge.

Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It is about as heatless and heartless as a murder story could be-and there's no overcoming that on a phone or on a television.

Jan 22, 2018 | Full Review…
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Nevertheless, Mosaic is a victim of its own experimental condition... a cold hybrid designed so that we may participate, and that is not transmitted to television no matter how much the scenes invite us to be witnesses. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Without choices, it's another passive, of-the-moment crime drama... It's only in the app that Mosaic becomes unlike anything you've come to expect from prestige TV.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Stone is both haunting and purposefully infuriating as the egotistical Olivia Lake, a combination of every pseudo-intellectual rich person who has ever existed. Likewise, the whodunit mystery at the show's core is a solid one.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Steven Soderbergh has done something special with the limited series format that will make other creative talents sit up and take notice.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

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