NOS4A2: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Though Nos2a2 strains to build the necessary atmosphere to pull off its ambitious premise, it does capture the spirit of Joe Hill's singular work and provide a new psychopath for Zachary Quinto to sink his teeth into.



Critic Ratings: 25


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User Ratings: 49

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Zachary Quinto
as Charlie Manx
Ashleigh Cummings
as Vic McQueen
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Chris McQueen

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Critic Reviews for NOS4A2 Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (6)

There are moments of striking imagery and immersive world-building... but the series' misaligned priorities rarely give you time to soak in the horror before dropping you back into drab dramatics about campus visits and mismanaged taxes.

Jun 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Toothless vampire drama does have lots of violence.

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The premiere doesn't exactly inspire confidence at first glance, but it's possible this a show with promise buried down deep that will take a bit of time to get the ball rolling.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Quinto and Cummings put in two fine performances and the story has a prestige TV sheen that makes us want to see more.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Though the series feels like it's about to take off at any moment, it struggles to get into gear.

Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It's refreshing in a TV landscape full of complicated antiheroes that the characters with the most interiority in NOS4A2 are the good guys.

Jun 3, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

NOS4A2 is right up my alley... The concept is fascinating, and Vic's powers are a rarity in horror TV.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

A spooky and suspenseful drama... This reimagining of the vampire story isn't playing things for laughs.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

NOS4A2 proves too slow and plodding to generate much in the way of tension or genuine scare with regard to its unsettling premise.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Cold opens don't get much more chilling than the first scene of AMC's new supernatural horror drama NOS4A2.

Jun 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for NOS4A2: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    need season 2 and 3!
  • 1d ago
    Enjoying this....looking forward to each new episode!
  • Jul 11, 2019
    I haven't read the book so I am not bogged down in details that are impossible to live up to. But so far, I am happy to make the ride. I love Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx. Ashleigh Cummings as his nemesis is amazing. If you want to be creeped out sit back and enjoy!
  • Jul 05, 2019
    I can't WAIT to see what happens next!! Love supernatural shows!!!
  • Jul 02, 2019
    Love the show! it's for sure different than any vampire story I've watched that was the first thing that got my attention then the fact Zachary Quinto plays in its a added bonus, great show i must say!!
  • Jul 02, 2019
    Has some good actors, but to creepy for me.
  • Jul 01, 2019
    Watched three episodes of this, then decided to quit. It wasn't a quick decision. There is stuff I liked about this, but I had other shows I wanted to see and watching this felt increasingly like an obligation rather than a pastime. The plot after a handful of episodes already feels too stretched out. This is based on a novel. The show really should've been a movie, mini-series, or at least a limited-run one season, but this seems like it's aiming for multiple seasons. It just doesn't feel like the screenwriters are able to come up with enough supplemental material to justify the runtime. The big reason I got frustrated is the main character's personal struggles. Now there are a lot of great horror pieces that work because they incorporate a human aspect. Fear can arrive in the common problems of man. The Geri's Game movie and the show The Haunting of Hill House are strong examples. However, this has to be done correctly. The personal problems of Vic McQeen (Ashleigh Cummings), involving being poor and trying to get into college and her parent issues, feel like a middle class or upper-class trying to write about lower-class social issues. Everything feels manufactured and at times unrealistic. The bad New Englad accents of the parents don't help at all. Cummings does a good job of selling the character, but she just isn't given enough to work with. It is disappointing that so much time is spent on the mundane world, because the spooky stuff is pretty interesting. The age-shifting/child-snatching Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) is a pretty creepy villain. The character is unsettling in that his personality, car, and clothing feel out of time and place with everyone and everything else. He wears a 30'/40's era chauffer's outfit, and there is something just foreboding about that all black attire. Then there's his use of supernatural imagery. Manx works by manipulating children with visions and taking them to "Christmas Land." He specializes in creepy old-timey Christmas imagery and that stuff steals the show. Though I liked the general design and the scenery, which really sells the poor areas of town, I think the cinematography and lighting could have been better. It feels low-budget and like it was made a couple of decades ago. I've seen other cable TV shows accomplish a whole lot more these days. If this gets renewed for season 2,and I hear they turned things around, I might revisit this, because the Manx stuff has bought a little good will. As is, I just don't have the patience to prioritize this.
  • Jun 30, 2019
    I like it so far. Entertaining TV!
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Great show with an awesome Ashleigh Cummings.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    I'm loving this mini-series. Quite different from the book, but excellent nonetheless.

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