Prodigal Son: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Prodigal Son

Critics Consensus

Though it shows promise, Prodigal Son sidelines a spectacular Michael Sheen in favor of a more pedestrian procedural that often drifts too deeply into the grotesque.

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Critic Ratings: 22

84%

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User Ratings: 249
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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 23, 2019
2
Air date: Sep 30, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 7, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 14, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 21, 2019
6
Air date: Oct 28, 2019
7
Q&A
Air date: Nov 4, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 11, 2019
9
Air date: Nov 25, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 2, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Prodigal Son Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

Some tonal tweaks could turn this eagerly outrageous crime drama into something enjoyably out there, but for now, it's just the craziest "Silence of the Lambs" knock-off yet.

Sep 23, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Prodigal Son is more than several cuts below that Oscar-lauded classic. Still, it's better than chopped liver, of which Dr. Martin Whitly has shown he knows a thing or two.

Sep 23, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's a standard-issue, formulaic drama that never quite kicks into gear, and I can't help but think that Prodigal Son could have been much more riveting, given its subject matter and the presence of [Michael] Sheen.

Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Prodigal Son is, at the outset, a dark show that doesn't take its darkness seriously enough.

Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Dark drama has OK plot, weak characters, lots of violence.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Sheen seems to be having an especially good time in his deliciously menacing role.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Prodigal Son is a sinister, slick, and sometimes silly serial killer saga punctuated by a fun Michael Sheen performance.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

Michael Sheen is dancing with light feet in this role, clearly having a blast playing a serial killer who is at once a duplicitous menace and a charming conversationalist.

Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 85/100 | Full Review…

The genius-madman routine is tiresome, but the cast - including Bellamy Young ("Scandal") as Martin's wife and Malcolm's mother -- gives it all they've got.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

"Silent Night" deserves lumps of coal in its stocking.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The pilot works as a neat little intro, perhaps a little too neat, and certainly too tidy, to the family and procedural dynamic.

Sep 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Thanks in large part to the cast and some slightly obvious but well-executed twists, the pilot was a helluva fun ride. The question, of course, is how Prodigal Son will maintain this momentum over the course of the season.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prodigal Son: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    Mystery,muerder who is doing all this?girl in the box who know worth to watch and solve the mystery
  • 5d ago
    Love it. Absolutely fantastic keeps you on the edge of your seat with each episode.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    If you're into serial killers and profiling this show is perfect. Hope to see season 2
  • Jan 02, 2020
    The best show to come out in ages. Intelligent and amusing. Great acting.
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Only negative, it seems most series on major networks do, follow a case on each episode and solve. I love the family story, (which continues throughout series) and will keep watching due to that. Wish, series/writers would have one long story line, about the family, and quit solving a mystery within each episode!
  • Dec 19, 2019
    One of my new favorite shows! Tom Payne is breathtaking as Malcom Bright. I'm Praying Fox doesn't cancel it since they can't seem to keep a good show going anymore.
  • Dec 10, 2019
    That strange thing situations seem good TV show I can't wait next season about malcolm bright between Paul and the girl in car ... season 2 I am look forward 🤞🏾
  • Dec 10, 2019
    Brilliant and very addictive show.
  • Dec 06, 2019
    I absolutely love this show.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    Great acting and an intriguing plot.

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