Pan Am: Season 1 (2011 - 2012)

Season 1
Pan Am

Critics Consensus

Pan Am effectively romanticizes the bygone era it seeks to capture with dazzling production values and meticulous period detail, even if the drama at play is a little bland.



Critic Ratings: 35


Audience Score

User Ratings: 31
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Air date: Sep 25, 2011
Air date: Oct 2, 2011
Air date: Oct 9, 2011
Air date: Oct 16, 2011
Air date: Oct 23, 2011
Air date: Oct 30, 2011
Air date: Nov 6, 2011
Air date: Nov 13, 2011
Air date: Dec 4, 2011
Air date: Jan 8, 2012
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Pilots and flight attendants on the iconic Pan American World Airways are portrayed in this drama set in the 1960s, when air travel represented the height of luxury. The series' only season follows the relationships and worldwide exploits of a Pan Am flight crew after stewardess Maggie (Christina Ricci) joins pilots Dean (Mike Vogel) and Ted (Michael Mosley), and stewardesses Laura (Margot Robbie), Kate (Kelli Garner) and Colette (Karine Vanasse).


Karine Vanasse
as Colette
Ashley Greene
as Amanda Mason
David Harbour
as Sabel/Anderson
Jeremy Davidson
as Handsome Stranger/Richard
Goran Visnjic
as Niko Lonza
Darren Pettie
as George Broyles
Chris Beetem
as Chris Rawlings
Jay O. Sanders
as Douglas Vanderway
Colin Donnell
as Mike Rosen
Scott Cohen
as Everett Henson
Veanne Cox
as Miss Havemeyer
Damian Young
as Mr. Bolger
Hope Allen
as Evelyn
Vincenzo Amato
as Alessandro
Mark Boyett
as The Liason
Mark Blum
as Capt. Jackson
Ed Moran
as Channing
Davidé Borella
as Carabinieri
Jim Coope
as Bill Lowrey
Eugene Dmitriv
as KGB Minder
Erik Parillo
as Peter Newberry
Preston Simpson
as Otto Rotengen
Ann Dowd
as Marjorie Lowrey
Peter Simon Hilton
as British Stranger
Tanner Flood
as Stanley
Cheryl Horner
as Female Passenger
Victor Slezak
as George Manchester
Rodrigo Lopresti
as Male Art Patron
Cheryl Horne
as Female Passenger
Mark Lotito
as Umbrella Man
Cameron Pow
as Desk Clerk
Sofia Sokolov
as Anastasia
David Lavine
as Scheduler
Jakon Von Eichel
as Ivan Kabakov
Julia Taylor Ross
as Female Art Patron
David Pittu
as Base Manager
Tom Titone
as Customs Official
Mark Zeisler
as MI6 Superior
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Critic Reviews for Pan Am Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (22)

Unlike Playboy's cramped, claustrophobic intrigue, at least Pan Am takes us somewhere.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

This is a soft-touch, mass-appeal '60s period piece.

Sep 25, 2011 | Full Review…

Beyond selling the glamour of it all, Pan Am may be very hard-pressed to come up with weekly storylines that impel viewers to climb aboard.

Sep 25, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's soap here, and the liberated-woman part sometimes feels like a reach. But the show is fun.

Sep 25, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The romance and the attractively stylized innocence of the era is addictive.

Sep 25, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Pan Am's easy whirl fits the bill, when its chatter is snappy and also when it's not.

Sep 25, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Maybe it's all an ill-conceived homage to classic Sixties shows like The Man from UNCLE or The Saint.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Garner definitely gets the most interesting stuff to do in the pilot and she handles it very well, but the other ladies manage to make their moments memorable, too.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The show does an incredible job of sweeping you into the era.

Sep 25, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The careful attention to period detail is crucial here.

Sep 25, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The show is dazzling to watch, with a huge assist from computer-graphics imagery.

Sep 25, 2011 | Full Review…

Pan Am's optimistic angle may be just the thing it needs to keep itself afloat among its moodier counterparts.

Sep 25, 2011 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pan Am: Season 1

  • Nov 29, 2016
    (A year later) Watched it again on DVD. Enjoyed the extra materials with the real stews now in their later years - still poised, sharp, & lovely - and the real stew who inspired SONY to do the Series. Easy to tell they were some of the best of good & interesting women. This is still a great Series with a lot to like - even love, having been a Wonder Years kid in '63, the year of the Series. The Cold War & spycraft elements are good, too. | (Review, 2016) Liked it; miss it (when it was own Sundays on ABC.). Own it on Amazon. Wish they or Netflix would revive it altho' the great cast may be hard to reassemble. Still, it's worth a shot.

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