Ransom: Season 1 (2017)

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Season 1
Ransom

Critics Consensus

Ransom is a typical network procedural that lacks any originality or excitement.

47%

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Critic Ratings: 15

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Audience Score

User Ratings: 62
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 1, 2017
2
Air date: Jan 7, 2017
3
Air date: Jan 21, 2017
4
Joe
Air date: Jan 28, 2017
5
Air date: Feb 4, 2017
6
Air date: Feb 11, 2017
7
Air date: Feb 18, 2017
8
Air date: Feb 25, 2017
9
Air date: Mar 4, 2017
10
Air date: Mar 11, 2017
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Tv Season Info

Inspired by the experiences of real-life crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert and his partner Marwan Mery, the crime drama "Ransom" follows the personal and professional lives of Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts) and his team as they face the most dangerous criminals in the world. Eric never resorts to violence, but relies on his manipulation abilities; while this proves to be very useful on the job, it complicates his relationships with his family and his coworkers. His team includes Zara Hallam (Nazneen Contractor), the lead investigator; Oliver Yates (Brandon Jay McLaren), a psychological profiler; and Maxine Carlson (Sarah Green), the newest addition to the group. Season 1 focuses on Eric's struggles as he tries to do what's best for the victims while dealing with an overbearing ex-wife and a dangerous secret that might put the whole team at risk.

Cast

Luke Roberts
as Eric Beaumont
Sarah Greene (II)
as Maxine Carlson
Brandon Jay McLaren
as Oliver Yates
Nazneen Contractor
as Zara Hallam
Emma de Caunes
as Nathalie Denard
Antosia Fiedur
as Stephanie
Michael Ironside
as Freddie Woods
Alexandra Ordolis
as Jessica Ford
Donald Heng
as Ryan Cheng
Debra Lynne McCabe
as Merton Bulla
Greg Chan
as Sam Cheng
Jacky Lai
as Michelle Vang
Shauna MacDonald
as Sarah Clarke
Mung Ling Tsui
as Sun Lin Vang
Andy Yu
as Victor Barga
Aaron Ashmore
as Sydney Graves
Alex Carter
as Yannis Kalvos
Amy Wren
as Celina Walker
Jenessa Grant
as Evie Beaumont
Nicole Law
as Nalanie Kim
Marco Bonini
as Moretti
Greg Bryk
as Rand Govender
Nicolas Van Burek
as Tactical Team Leader
Ian Hughes
as Paul Clarke
Juliette Dol
as Camille Langer
Jessica Grant
as Evie Beamont
Al Sapienza
as Patrick Fletcher
Andrea Davis
as Administrator
Samantha Madely
as Ellen Folger
Risha Nanda
as Teacher
Dewshane Williams
as Jaquan Lewis
Natalia Payne
as Cheryl Morris
Matt Rippy
as Dylan Figgis
Darrin Baker
as Arnold Castel
Andrew Moodie
as Jules Charloix
Erik Knudsen
as Lucas Hamil
Joshua Dickinson
as Boyd Ferguson
Tzi Ma
as Lormong Vang
Natalie Krill
as Addison Reid
Ariane Zantain
as Noelle Alli
Christian Bako
as Niko Kalvos
Anna Bullard
as Britta Meier
Kristen Hager
as Isabelle Kalish
Ethan Pugiotto
as Cody Hallam
Claire Rankin
as Nina Sellars
Jessica Parker Kennedy
as Charlotte Walker
Greta Onieogou
as Keri Madsen
Carlo Rota
as Damien Delaine
James Downing
as Bernard Clarke
Joanne Reece
as Margaret
Nicolette Pearse
as Keeva Wyman
Severn Thompson
as Fiona Walker
Leo Suter
as Simon Holman
Sophie Simnett
as Sofia Bonnar
Pippa Nixon
as Victoria Locke
J.C. Kenny
as Reporter
Marie-France Alvarez
as Lucie Planchais
Sonja Smits
as Gwyneth Davenport
Jeff Roop
as Mike Hallam
Drew Carnwath
as Donald Winston
Steve Cumyn
as Larry Walker
Jake Epstein
as Jasper Edwards
Jasmine Chen
as Receptionist
Piper Howell
as Hayley Morris
Matthew Bennett
as Bryce Corman
Paul Adeyefa
as Logan Smythe
Adam Astill
as Marcus Edwards
Melissa O'Neil
as Drita Jakupi
Brandi Marie Ward
as Beth Miller
Raymond Ablack
as Piers Allard
Jane Perry
as Jane Ferguson
Julie Khaner
as Dr. Helen Rowe
Neil Napier
as Bill Winks
Munro Chambers
as Cameron Duspleis
Nneka Elliott
as Reporter
Richard Fitzpatrick
as Dr. Donald Prentice
Sarah Kolasky
as Debbie Winks
Trevor Sellers
as Andrew Holman
Kim Roberts
as Penny Lewis
Rothaford Gray
as Edgar Yates
Ophélie Koering
as Caroline Langer
Sheena Bhattessa
as NSA Special Agent
Tom Barnett
as Vince Miller
Krista Bridges
as Mary Hofstedter
Sherry Miller
as Elizabeth Bloom
Sarah Wilson
as Maya Watson
Sarah DaSilva
as Amy Hallam
Tomaso Sanelli
as Jason Miller
Scott Thrun
as FBI Agent
Jérôme Pradon
as Jacques Langer
Joris Jarsky
as Zachary Smith
Scott Cavalheiro
as Bradley Blair
Andrea Shieffer
as Katharina Meier
Steve Byers
as Fraser Watson
Christopher Colquhoun
as Gavin Nichols
Tai Young
as Gabe Hofstedter
Anna Hopkins
as Annie Kapila
Zahra Bentham
as Lisa Newham
Zahra Bentham
as Lisa Newham
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News & Interviews for Ransom: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Ransom Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

It's not bad television, really. It's just by-the-CBS-book television. Episodes will mostly be self-contained, although the relationship between Beaumont and Carlson will provide a long-game string.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

That said, for those looking for an acceptable cat-and-mouse thriller that doesn't make too many demands on the psyche, "Ransom" should fill the bill well enough.

Dec 30, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its premise is built for adrenaline-rush moments, not for the long haul.

Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…

I never shook the feeling that I was watching something that, from cast to the overall aesthetic, we weren't meant to see on American network TV, except for maybe in the summer when [better] Canadian productions... have thrived.

Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Lack of energy is a problem for this show. It's missing that electricity that makes investing in yet another great man procedural worth it.

Jan 10, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Ransom is easier to take than some of them, and with a hero who doesn't have to brandish a gun to get the job done.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you're just looking for another CBS procedural to casually watch on a Saturday night, Ransom is a solid choice.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

For what it is - something serviceable to fit in CBS's Saturday lineup - Ransom will do, but pretty much is a square peg fitting in a square hole.

Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…

With a ton of shows out there just like it, the trick will be in getting those who already have full TV schedules to make room for a series that doesn't immediately stand out from the crowd.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The series can boast a unique premise and a promising cast, but the pilot falls short of delivering a truly compelling hour of television... a lot may need to change if Ransom is to have a long future at CBS.

Jan 5, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's the best show you aren't watching. Don't let it go.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Ransom could use some caffeine.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ransom: Season 1

  • Jan 02, 2017
    Another "gem" coming from CBS
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  • Oct 06, 2017
    Best new show on T V.
  • Mar 12, 2017
    Good crime show without being to hard core real life. Time will tell if the writers can take the opportunity here and develop this show into a long term series.
  • Mar 04, 2017
    Generic, full of cliches and completely unrealistic story lines.
  • Feb 12, 2017
    Very weak pilot. It didn't catch my attention.
  • Jan 08, 2017
    What a horrible show and complete ripoff of Bull. Just dumb.
  • Jan 02, 2017
    Absolutely unwatchable

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