Reverie: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Reverie's tech-fable premise feels too familiar, but solid performances add a layer of humanity that keeps it from sinking under the weight of its influences.



Critic Ratings: 15


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User Ratings: 97

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Air date: May 30, 2018

In the premiere, former hostage negotiator Mara Kint is hired by tech company Oniratech to save people who have lost themselves in a sophisticated virtual reality program called Reverie.

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Air date: Jun 6, 2018

When a client becomes addicted to a "Jane Bond" adventure, Mara must help her assemble the missing pieces in her life to save her. At the same time, Mara deals with the unanticipated side effects of Reverie.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2018

A family man robs banks in his Reverie and Mara must uncover the deeper reasons why. Mara's derealizations put her life in danger.

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Air date: Jun 20, 2018

Oliver Hill, Alexis's former partner, warns Mara about the dangerous side effects of Reverie 2.0; and a BCI is stolen at Onira-Tech.

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Air date: Jun 27, 2018

Monica Shaw seeks help from the team after a bombing kills dozens of people. Mara must dive into the mind of a coma victim to try and identify the perpetrator.

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Air date: Jul 11, 2018

Mara (Sarah Shahi) tries to save a young dancer whose recent tragedy has sent her spiraling into deep despair. The case leads Mara to a surprising reunion with Chris (guest star Sam Jaeger), the love she left when her life fell apart. Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris and Jessica Lu also star.

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Air date: Jul 18, 2018

The team works together to save the life of a wrongly imprisoned boy and Mara is introduced to the dangerous world of Dark Reveries, where the normal rules don't apply.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2018

Romance is in the air when Mara (Sarah Shahi) must track down an elderly woman attempting to relive her lost love, but as Mara dives deeper into her Reverie she realizes she may have a greater mission on her mind. Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris and Jessica Lu also star.

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Air date: Aug 1, 2018

Mara's personal tragedy finally comes to a head and she considers whether she has a future with OniraTech. When the client stuck in Reverie is one of their own, they must all band together before it's too late.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2018

The team must race against the clock when one of them is kidnapped, and Onira Tech is at risk of being destroyed.

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Tv Season Info

Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) is a college professor and expert on human behavior, who used to work as a hostage negotiator until a grave personal tragedy made her reassess her own life. But things change when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert), recruits her to save people's lives once again. This time, Mara's job is to rescue people who have lost themselves in a state-of-the-art virtual reality program, where all your dreams can become true.

Cast & Crew

Sendhil Ramamurthy
Paul Hammond
Jessica Lu
Alexis Barrett
Dennis Haysbert
Charlie Ventana
Sarah Shahi
Mara Kint
Kathryn Morris
Monica Shaw
John Fletcher
Oliver Hill
Tom Szentgyorgyi
Executive Producer
Mickey Fisher
Executive Producer
Brooklyn Weaver
Executive Producer
Justin Falvey
Executive Producer
Darryl Frank
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Reverie Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Reverie is brightly colored and nicely designed when it's tripping. But it's also all over the place, and probably not worth the overall trouble of trying to grasp.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not clear where Reverie will head next, but that uncertainty is part of the fun, and we're willing to go on this journey of endless possibilities as long as the show can keep the creativity coming.

May 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Such a hodge-podge of clear influences from other science-fiction projects that it's more fun to pick them out than actually engage with the plot.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's kind of like a Red Dwarf episode, only elongated, given a bigger budget and stripped of any sense of humour.

Apr 20, 2020 | Full Review…

It could be trying to lure the viewer in with visual cues and concepts that we're already familiar with to get us on its side but, honestly, it's having quite the opposite effect here.

Apr 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Reverie combines sophisticated technological concepts with elements of the human mind to show a new and perhaps even terrifying understanding of the subconscious mind.

Jun 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's a lot of potential here.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mild sci-fi drama explores VR with a solid premise.

Jun 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Overall, the story is interesting, the acting is great, and the premise remains intriguing. But the science itself could stand to be a little more grounded in reality to really hit the hard sci-fi button.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

This new drama offers the none-too-subtle message of "Get off your phones and take in the world around you." Wait a sec. I got a text. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Reality: let's embrace it.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Audiences have gotten familiar with this kind of cautionary yarn, where technology offers a lonely simulacrum of human contact. But Reverie's pilot turns the idea toward optimism and earnest schmaltz - with extremely dull results.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a milquetoast flat water version of good scifi television, lacking in imagination, vision, or a competent CGI budget.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Reverie: Season 1

  • Feb 04, 2019
    this was guaranteed to be cancelled, just a shit plot tbh, the great actors in it were never going to save this one from failing.
  • Aug 24, 2018
    I LOVE this new show! Love the stories and it's so unique!
  • Aug 22, 2018
    Been watching this since it started. After the first episode, I was hooked. If you haven't watched it, go online or to your TV provider and watch it!!!
  • Aug 17, 2018
    Sarah Shahi returns to television as the lead role in a new sci-fi thriller She plays negotiator Mara Kint; a teacher and former counter terrorism unit member Mara feels that people have forgotten how to empathize since nowadays we just stare at our mobile devices and barely interact face to face her job is tough particularly when a failed negotiation took place that involved the death of her sister she's then approached by Charles from Onira Tech to have the task of participating in Reverie, a virtual reality program that brings people's memories to life while in a sleep-like state there are no limits in Reverie because the impossible becomes possible for many people they see it as an escape from the harsh realities of the real world; to turn off their pain receptors, dismiss their fear, even to reunite with loved ones the bad news is that so many people have gone so deep into it they've fallen into a comatose state so Mara is brought in to bring them out yet she's seeing things as a result of going in Charles has a partner named Monica Shaw who both share a concern about Reverie and its overall effect on the world Alexis also works in the technical area of the program along with an artificial intelligence called Dylan who's based on someone very close Mara also gets a strange visit from Oliver Hill who used to work at Onira Tech but was silenced for unknown reasons, can she trust him? she also runs into her former flame from when her sister and niece died, it's possible she still holds a grudge against the killer The finale leads to Mara possibly losing her mind but Onira Tech is also in danger of being destroyed by Oliver who wants to restart it all the ending is also very creepy opening more possibilities for this program I hope
  • Aug 13, 2018
    LOVE this series.....the cliff hanger made me want to know how mara was going to get out of this!
  • Aug 11, 2018
    Just finished binge watching... Can't wait for the next episode!!!
  • Aug 11, 2018
    Reverie has some traits of a major network show, (trying too hard to appeal to absolutely everyone instead of focusing creating a solid, high quality show, for instance) but the cast is really great, and the story so far is excellent.
  • Jun 26, 2018
    Great concept.... I like that it is unpredictable and a different type of story every week. I also like all the new layers to the truth behind it all That unfold EACh week.
  • Jun 19, 2018
    I like it, action, the human element with the tech involvement. The characters are good, it helps that i like the actors from Their previous work
  • Jun 06, 2018
    WE raTher enjoyed the show. Looking forward to Upcoming shoWs. Only complain i would have is the Amount of potential plot twists they Reveal during the first show. Two thumbs uP.

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