Rellik: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Rellik

Critics Consensus

Rellik gets in its own way thanks to its mostly frustrating narrative hook and unrelenting bleakness.

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Critic Ratings: 16

65%

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User Ratings: 30
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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 13, 2018
2
Air date: Apr 20, 2018
3
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
4
Air date: May 4, 2018
5
Air date: May 11, 2018
6
Air date: May 18, 2018

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Tv Season Info

The exploits of a serial killer are told in reverse, from his capture to the original crime.

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Critic Reviews for Rellik Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Rellik may not be the perfect murder, but it's one that as it unfolds, is worth at least keeping an eye on.

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rellik rarely takes is progressing beyond cleverness into narrative rewards.

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

I'll have to reserve judgement on this for now, but what I can say is that the show's structure is absolutely exasperating; ultimately the audience may not stick around long enough to find out if they're capable of keeping people guessing right to the end

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Crime dramas tend to stand or fall on their resolution. Rellik will even more so, since its ending will also be its beginning.

Sep 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I found the story a little cold, a little too clinical, a little pleased with its own cleverness, but by the end of the episode, I had been reeled in completely, and inevitably I am now desperate to know how it all fits together.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

A show that starts with an interesting hook, but everything it hangs on that hook is overheated and just silly.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

A tricky prospect...because of the way it is told: backwards.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The biggest problem with Rellik is that if it were told in regular linear style, it would only be notable for its unrelenting bleakness. Whodunit becomes when-is-it in a limited series that ends up as just another ydoolb ssem.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Rellik, failing to escape its gimmicky premise, is six episodes of schlock that just happens to be the antithesis of spoiler culture.

Apr 12, 2018 | Rating: 6.4/10 | Full Review…

It does look promising. The obvious objection -- we know who did it, so why bother? -- is dismissed because it's soon alarmingly clear that the shot man may not be the culprit, or not the only one, anyway.

Sep 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Told through rewound flashbacks - Rellik is "killer" written backwards - the drama feels nightmarish and out of focus.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Thankfully, writers Harry and Jack Williams have constructed a narrative in which the ultimate payoff comes from the discovery and understanding of motive, across a much wider array of actions than just murder.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rellik: Season 1

  • Jun 20, 2019
    A very slow and grudging .. three star rating. This is a well acted police drama, that deserves the progressively low weekly ratings that it received. The plot would have been sufficiently good, without the unnecessarily complicated, and "unconventional" presentation. Telling a story in reverse, doesn't make it anymore compelling. The acting is good, and the mystery interesting. However, I did start to have some vague suspicions about who the killer was mid way, and was proven correct at the end. Lastly, I have ranted about this in other reviews. Why, why, do writers seem obsessed with throwing in a "troubled" teenage daughter, as a subplot? In this series, it added absolutely nothing to the overall plot. Every once in a while, a "troubled and vulnerable" teenage boy, will be thrown into the drama mix. This could have been an interesting police procedural. If the production company hadn't gone for a "creative" way of telling a story.
  • Jun 13, 2019
    Could have been an excellent police drama but the continuing series of flashback with flashback within flashback is overly contrived at best and @@@@ irritating at worst. Director list how/her way
  • May 19, 2018
    6 part mini-series from the BBC done in the style of Memento, moving backwards in time. Mild thumbs up I guess. There are some issues with the Memento time-tracking when you are trying to relate something you just saw to something you saw 5 weeks ago, and it is clearly a big contrivance even without the gimmick, but the ending - and exposition of the premise - surprised me my being more credible than I was expecting. I'll say 5.3 out of 10.
  • May 07, 2018
    Their is not enough going on to have this much uneventful suspense. Four Episodes in and I am forgetting things I learned in the first and second episode.
  • Oct 24, 2017
    Does an amazing job at showing how time skews not only a point of view/alliances, but the way we live our lives. This taps deeper into the human condition than any show in recent memory has achieved. Powerful, provocative and deeply moving. Can't wait to see season 2!
  • Oct 24, 2017
    Does an amazing job at showing how time skews not only a point of view/alliances, but the way we live our lives. This taps deeper into the human condition than any show in recent memory has achieved. Powerful, provocative and deeply moving. Can't wait to see season 2!

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