Requiem: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Requiem is as much a mysterious thriller with Lynchian elements as it is a compelling character study.



Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 0

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Air date: Mar 23, 2018
Air date: Mar 23, 2018
Air date: Mar 23, 2018
Air date: Mar 23, 2018
Air date: Mar 23, 2018
Air date: Mar 23, 2018

Tv Season Info

When her mother Janice (Joanna Scanlan) commits suicide, Matilda Grey (Lydia Wilson) finds a box full of news clippings about a missing child from Penllynith named Carys Howell among her mother's belongings. To find the connection between her mother and Carys, Matilda sets off for Penllynith, bringing her friend Hal Fine (Joel Fry) with her. Matilda's search for the truth stirs up tension among Penllynith's residents, and the truth she discovers turns out much stranger than she imagined. "Requiem" also stars James Frecheville as Nick Dean, Claire Rushbrook as Rose Morgan, Richard Harrington as Aron Morgan, Tara Fitzgerald as Sylvia Walsh, Sam Hazeldine as Sean Howell, Simon Kunz as Lloyd Satlow, Pippa Haywood as Verity Satlow, Dyfan Dwyfor as Ed Fenton, and Clare Calbraith as PC Graves.

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Critic Reviews for Requiem Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

I have no idea what is going to happen next, but I reckon you would be mad to miss the next episode.

Feb 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Requiem offers a few sure answers, but it leaves enough to the imagination to make it both an insightful look at human nature and a compelling piece of TV.

Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I find the fringe utterly mesmeric.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

For all its good performances and scary happenings, the fault lies perhaps in the writing, which couldn't bring the plot elements together within the time it had left.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

We're stuck with a show that holds promise but gets bogged down in the subplot of Matilda's true identity, while the supernatural and more interesting elements get sidelined.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Requiem is a tense, psychological horror series that is sure to satisfy any fan of the genre. If you're looking for the next Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger, you'll have to look elsewhere, as this series focuses on a terror that's much more cerebral.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

With a raft of well-judged performances, not least that of Sian Reese-Williams as the girl who grew up blaming herself for Carys' disappearance, Requiem returns the viewer's investment in spades.

Apr 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Requiem is an intoxicating thriller that's perfectly suited for fans of the genre.

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

If you've seen The Wicker Man and/or Hot Fuzz, you may recognize and appreciate the tone of [its] folk horror underpinnings.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not breezy, but good escapism if overripe thrills is your thing.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Requiem: Season 1

  • Mar 09, 2019
    The show is way too slow. The lead actress is as poor as her wig. The atmosphere was great and there was an idea here but overall it missed the mark.
  • Jan 09, 2019
    Binge watched this in one evening, could not stop watching. Acting is top not and the story has so many elements of a thriller that you start to forget about the supernatural connotations, so when they keep cropping up it only builds the intrigue. There's mystery, very well-defined, scary heels. If you enjoy spooks, intrigue, and a touch of angels and demons, this can't miss.
  • Nov 19, 2018
    OMG Please let there be a second season! I am enamored with this show. With the connection to "Twin Peaks" revelation just made me and even bigger fan, as I am a Twin Peaks fanatic!
  • Oct 27, 2018
    Requiem is as much a mysterious thriller with Lynchian elements as it is a compelling character study.
  • Aug 02, 2018
    Cliched and derivative nonsense Matilda Gray (Lydia Wilson) is a talented cellist whose life is turned upside down when her mother, Janice (Joanna Scanlan), suddenly commits suicide. Whilst going through Janice's possessions, Matilda finds newspaper clippings reporting on the disappearance of a young girl from a small Welsh village 23 years earlier. With her best friend Hal Fine (Joel Fry) by her side, Matilda travels to Wales to try to find out why her mother was so interested in the case, and what she finds will cause her to call into question everything she thought she knew. Requiem is not a very good show. The plot is utterly derivative, with writer Kris Mrksa stealing bountifully from everything ranging from The Turn of the Screw (1898), to Race with the Devil (1975) to The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015). Matilda fails to engender even a modicum of empathy. She's deeply unlikable, and shows little self-awareness as she harasses a child and a clearly mentally-unstable woman. And then there's the tonal raison d'etre - the "horror" of it all. Director Mahalia Belo is very much of the modern school of horror filmmaking; mix equal parts shallow focus camerawork, high contrast shadows, and unnatural noises, and finish with a garnish of implausible jump scares. Also Tara Fitzgerald, as antique dealer and all-round weirdo Sylvia Walsh, appears to have forgotten how to act. The last twenty minutes of the last episode are pretty decent, and properly creepy, but by then it's far too late.
  • Jun 24, 2018
  • Jun 13, 2018
    Total disappointment. What was it even about.? A scotish Rosemary’s baby? What was the marijuana subplot doing in the movie? If this was made in the 1970’s in would be under “a disaster Movie”. Avoid aT all cosTs unless you enjoy hiTting your head with a hammer. I am a big Netflix supporter.....but this series is the worse I have ever seen ob theIr streaming service. Bill batcheller philly pa
  • May 15, 2018
    if you like creepy british mysteries, this is way up there on my list
  • May 02, 2018
    I just finished this 6 ep show last night. It makes for a decent creepy mystery thriller. It’s kind of a frustrating slow build for a while, so you have to stick with it. Some of the actions by Matilda will drive you, as the viewer, crazy. The show does fall prey to many genre clichés and obvious foreshadowing. There are also some parts here that feel shoehorned in and don’t really work within the overall story arc. This is a hard one to recommend. It’s good filler if you’ve knocked out most of the better shows on your “to watch” list.
  • Apr 21, 2018
    A very well crafted original series, it has haunting music, well done acting and cinematography, and an engaging story. not to mention it really highlights the serene and haunting beauty that is the wales countryside. definitely recommending it.

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