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American Odyssey: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: With a been-there-seen-that premise and multiple muddled plots, American Odyssey can't escape the shadows of its superior predecessors in an age of solid spy/action television.


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Season 1 of this action-drama intertwines three strangers in the same conspiracy. Initially, Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) is on a mission with her special-ops task force when she stumbles across encrypted files proving SOC, a major American corporation, is secretly funding terrorist groups. After copying the files onto a flash drive, her unit is attacked by U.S. Special Forces, with Ballard the only survivor. Simultaneously, former U.S. attorney Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) and activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) independently uncover evidence of the conspiracy. All three begin investigating SOC separately, but quickly find themselves in a fight for their lives.


Anna Friel
as Odelle Ballard
Treat Williams
as Stephen Glen
Peter Facinelli
as Peter Drucker
Daniella Pineda
as Molly Simms
Elena Kampouris
as Ellen Drucker
Jake Robinson
as Harrison Wolcott
Nate Mooney
as Bob Offer
Orla Brady
as Sophia Tsaladari
Branka Katic
as Isabel Rainey
Anthony Azizi
as Yusuf Qasim
Jay Sanders
as Alex Baker
Alex Kingston
as Jennifer Wachtel
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Critic Reviews for American Odyssey: Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

To be blunt, the bar is higher to clear than it was ten or certainly twenty years ago, when a show like American Odyssey would have felt like something new.

March 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Overpacked story in the opener, but American Odyssey is still very ambitious and very different.

April 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

American Odyssey has pulling power, if you'll give it a fair shot. Fair warning, through: it also has some telegraphed developments and a few rather preposterous ones. You'll likely know them when you see them.

April 2, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The problem is, there are three tales embedded in its framework, which includes familiar elements - the tension of 24 and the intrigue of Homeland - that add up to something less than the sum of its parts.

April 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Judged by a lower standard, the series is an average broadcast action drama.

April 2, 2015 | Full Review…

It was like someone had cut up broadsheet newspapers from recent years and glued bits randomly to the script, making the whole thing lack cohesion. Homeland it certainly isn't.

June 29, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Odyssey: Season 1


Initially skeptical but American Odyssey turns out to be a worthy journey of 3 different people entangled in a conspiracy. Anna Friel is an amazing actress. However the middle of this season was rather tedious, I am not sure if I'd watch season 2 but the show has potential.


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