Ratched: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
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Ratched is undeniably stylish, but salacious plot holes and cartoonish characterizations undermine its gorgeous production and committed performances.

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Critic Ratings: 96

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Air date: Sep 18, 2020

Nurse Mildred Ratched seeks employment at Lucia State Hospital as it prepares to admit notorious killer Edmund Tolleson as a new psychiatric patient.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Hanover demonstrates a cutting-edge procedure; Nurse Ratched visits a survivor of Edmund's massacre and goes on an outing with Gwendolyn to Monterey.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2020

After a woman from his past puts a price on his head, Dr. Hanover reveals a dark secret to Nurse Ratched; Nurse Bucket administers a barbarous treatment.

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Nurse Ratched helps Edmund find an outlet for his urges and offers her services to Wainwright; Gwendolyn leaves her husband.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2020

Promoted to head nurse, Ratched plans a dance at the hospital and invites Gwendolyn join her as her companion; Lenore makes Ratched an offer.

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On the run, lovers find refuge at an abandoned farmhouse; Ratched recalls traumatic childhood memories during a marionette show.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2020

Rivals put a plan into action as secrets rise to the surface; Dr. Hanover takes a risk that pays off for Ratched.

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A month later, Ratched fights to save Edmund from the electric chair while dreaming of a new life with Gwendolyn.

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Cast & Crew

Sarah Paulson
Nurse Mildred Ratched

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Sharon Stone
Lenore Osgood

Actor
Cynthia Nixon
Gwendolyn Briggs

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Finn Wittrock
Edmund Tolleson

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Jon Jon Briones
Dr. Richard Hanover

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Charlie Carver
Huck Finnigan

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Judy Davis
Nurse Betsy Bucket

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Hunter Parrish
Father Andrews

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Amanda Plummer
Louise

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Corey Stoll
Charles Wainwright

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Ryan Murphy
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Michael Douglas
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Aleen Keshishian
Executive Producer
Margaret Riley
Executive Producer
Jacob Epstein
Executive Producer
Evan Romansky
Co-Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Ratched: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Ratched: Season 1

  • Feb 20, 2022
    Such a slow burner. It takes ages to get going and once it does its quite underwhelming
  • Dec 13, 2021
    Loosely based on the notable character from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Done by the same folks that brought us "American Horror Story". The storytelling, set design and costuming are very reminiscent of AHS. Sarah Paulson does a good job, as is usual for her. I enjoyed it and will look forward to another season.
  • Dec 10, 2021
    great show. Hope to see S2
  • Nov 30, 2021
    Ratched is such a failure as a story I think I made it ¾ through the first episode before calling it quits. Where do I begin? None of the motivations add up to anything. They are not entertaining, thoughtful, scary, or funny. The episode is filled with clichés and pseud-dramatic scenes that are meant to be important but are instead portentous. Take Nurse Mildred Ratched as an example. She is most known as the antagonist of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a film I have watched brief parts of and vaguely remember being more like a black comedy rather than a thriller. She arrives at a mental hospital, stating she has an interview with Dr. Hanover, the man in charge. A nurse says there is no record of an interview being scheduled. So Ratched sits in a lobby and waits. The nurse is not fond of this. Neither is Dr. Hanover, who at last confronts Ratched only to for her to force an interview upon him. "Save a 100 lives and you're a nurse," Ratched says tearfully at one point. This is a So What? Moment if there ever was one. At best, an idiot like myself can discern she is forcing her way into mental hospitals out of self-importance and an inability to find a job. What is this meant to add up to? With all the ridiculously oversaturated moments where the scores from Psycho, Vertigo, and Cape Fear are ripped off, are we really meant to think Ratched is scary? At one point Ratched stumbles into a bathroom and sees a nurse trainee in the middle of intercourse. So? We certainly see Ratched has a complicated relationship with sex, with her description of treating rapes during the War and her bizarre fantasy with a reporter she is attracted to. None of this works as drama because there are no concrete motivations or emotions. How can there be tension between Ratched and Dr. Hanover when there is no discernible reason why she can't get a job elsewhere? Or why she has to have a job? Ratched's actions and motivations are used in ill-advised attempts to be disturbing; there is no story, even if the show would persuade its viewers it has one. Anything she does, ironically, is at the whim of playing the emotions of the audience like puppets, and so there is really no semblance of a story. As someone who has not watched further episodes, I should come right out and say that, as a plot twist, if it is revealed she was fired for psychopathic tendencies at other hospitals and rendering her unemployable, it will be a cheat. And obligatorily revealed just so there are no plot holes. Ratched, by the way, is not creepy. She is played by Sarah Paulson from American Horror Story, but her moments of austerity just...fall flat. She is perhaps too young, too attractive, and as a character too unwilling to be original. Nothing about her performance seems telling on why she has to be the actress portraying Nurse Ratched. Everyone at Dr. Hanover's hospital is disturbed by Ratched but haven't they seen people like her before? Has nobody met women or people for that matter obsessed with their own importance? Dr. Hanover does not end up hiring Ratched, but why is he such a pushover that he relents giving her an interview in the first place? Ratched is like a cheap genre B-movie diluted into a narcissistic Netflix extravaganza. Maybe it was inevitable this series would exist. The AFI lists her as the #5 best movie villain of all time. After Hannibal Lecter (#1) got his own show in Hannibal and Norman Bates (#2) got his own show in Bates Motel and after Darth Vader (#3) got the Star Wars Prequels and after the Wicked Witch (#4) got Oz: The Great and Powerful, Ratched had to exist.
  • Oct 25, 2021
    Vandalizes the legacy of a great cinematic antagonist. 'One Flew Over ...' was a masterpiece from an era when Hollywood dared to produce content for adult sensibilities. 'Ratched' is a vile cartoon for preteen delinquents, "adult" only in its depictions of gruesome violence and nonsensical lust.
  • Sep 07, 2021
    Where as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" could actually be deemed a drama, Ratched is definitely in the horror genre. It's fun and entertaining but so far from reality and so cartoony that it feels unrelated. The stand out is Finn Wittrock.
  • Aug 08, 2021
    Great show with a good twist.
  • Aug 05, 2021
    Ratched has a lot of potential, but the plot turned to have a lazy direction and a poor character development. It also failed to be creepy as it was expected. However, its cast is obviously committed to give their best to save this tv show to become a total mess.
  • Jul 23, 2021
    Lately with Ryan Murphy it's either a hit or a miss. And after watching all 8 episodes, twice. I can tell you that this reimagining of "one flew over the cuckoo's nest" with Sarah Pulson starring as Mildred Ratched, one of the most famose female Villans in Cinima history, Is a Hit! Movie Buffs like myslef with love the Hitchcocktian undertones and the classic hollywood music scores! This is a must see for anyone who knows that Villans arn't born that way. they're made!
  • Jun 22, 2021
    Honestly I found it kinda boring. Maybe because of how "ridiculous" it is.

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