Quarry: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
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Quarry's distinctive setting and intriguing characters are just enough to offset a bleak narrative that struggles to make consistently compelling use of its assets.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 178

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Air date: Sep 9, 2016

Series premiere of a crime drama, set In 1972, where a Marine returns to Memphis after serving in Vietnam and finds repatriation rough, as he is unwelcome to his family and the public, and he gradually slips into a life of crime.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2016

Mac tries to pay off a debt; detectives question Joni about a coworker's death.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2016

Mac has no choice but to seek the Broker's help; Moses receives a new assignment.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2016

While Suggs is at large, Mac and Joni hide out in an out-of-the-way motel.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2016

Memphis and the Solomon family are rocked by an act of racial violence.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2016

The Broker gives Mac a high-profile assignment; and a curfew is imposed in the aftermath of the racial incident.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

The Broker recruits Mac to bring down a drug dealer; Olsen's suspicions lead him to follow his instincts.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2016

On the Season 1 finale, Mac deals with his war demons and confronts an old adversary.

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In 1972, a Marine returns to Memphis after serving in Vietnam and finds repatriation rough, as he is unwelcome to his family and the public, and he gradually slips into a life of crime.

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Audience Reviews for Quarry: Season 1

  • Feb 12, 2020
    Awesome show, tells the TRUTH. Too bad the truth killers made them cancel season 2.
  • Oct 29, 2017
    Such a rich mix of storytelling, characters and great actors. Unbelievable that Cinemax canceled it.
  • May 31, 2017
    season satu udah kelar, nungguin season 2 lamaaa bedd!!
  • Mar 29, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee, 1972. Mac Conway and his friend Arthur have just returned home after serving in Vietnam. They reconnect with their families and try to find jobs. However, work is hard to come by for Vietnam vets. Conway gets contacted by a man known simply as The Broker. He recruits hitmen for assignments and believes that Conway would be ideal for this sort of work. Conway is reluctant, but is drawn in once he discovers that Arthur has already accepted a similar offer from The Broker. The Broker gives Conway a code name - Quarry. Interesting, gritty, intriguing series. Wasn't always that way though, taking several episodes to find its focus and rhythm. While the first few episodes of any new series are always scene-setting, the scene initially being set wasn't very engaging. There was enough intrigue to keep you coming back, but there was a good chance that you could give up at any time (and I came close on more than one occasion). Then, from a point, it suddenly got quite interesting and engaging. The plot found direction and Conway's character became someone to root for. What followed were some great, gritty episodes, filled with action, plot development and character development. Looking forward to Season 2.
  • Mar 13, 2017
    Awesome. One of the best of these 5 last years. Great pic, great actors, great filming, perfect managing of music and... great story!
  • Mar 06, 2017
    and my new show intriguing cast great music unique setting of post vietnam in the south pulp crime with a twist or thirteen good stuff so far
  • Feb 26, 2017
    One of the greatest shows I´ve ever seen. It´s way up there with the first season of True Detective. Loved it.
  • Jan 08, 2017
    Season 1 of Quarry left us wanting a season 2 in double quick time....a superbly acted crime series, some fantastic characters and a storyline that has unlimited scope for future seasons...make this happen....Please!
  • Jan 06, 2017
    I Dig Quarry Based loosely on Max Allan Collins pulp character, Quarry removes the black humour of the novels and replaces it with traumatised angst of our Viet vet, home and killing it. The amoral sensibility of the books is still there, but there is a brooding intelligence to the whole shebang. Collins wanted to go one further than 'Richard Stark (Donald Westlake), but what he really does is more Jim Thompson. Our hero is 'hollowed out' like a Quarry, but on the rampage none the less. For those who don't know, Quarry is a hitman contracted by the mysterious 'Broker' . The novels are great, but the TV series injects a lot more 'meaning', most of which works a treat. The cast is uniformly excellent, the early 70's setting in Memphis is unique, and the scripts and direction are excellent. This is one violent show, but I predict it will run for some time. Almost perfect.
  • Dec 25, 2016
    Cinemax continues to kill it with another fantastic show about past regrets that effect our characters into the future with some great performances and a very highly tension filled story that includes some of the most stunning action scenes i've seen on TV all year that also has some very memorable and effective performances and great direction but includes many subplots that aren't exactly as interesting as the show presents them to be and some the show struggles to find what to do with especially with a shorter episode length. However it ends in one of the most satisfying season finales i've seen all year that has me very interested in what a Season 2 could like while also simultaneously makes me feel completely okay if this is it for the show. Overall Grade of the Season: 4.5/5 or an A

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