Rubicon: Season 1 (2010)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Rubicon creates an intellectual puzzle for the mind that is pieced together with skillful writing, acting, and carefully-crafted storytelling.



Critic Ratings: 29


Audience Score

User Ratings: 24
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Air date: Aug 1, 2010
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Air date: Sep 12, 2010
Air date: Sep 19, 2010
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Brilliant but troubled code-cracker Will Travers (James Badge Dale) works as an analyst at a federal agency in New York City. Unstable since losing his wife and daughter in the 9/11 attacks, he considers quitting until his father-in-law and mentor dies in a train accident that Travers suspects wasn't an accident at all.


James Badge Dale
as Will Travers
Dallas Roberts
as Miles Fiedler
Jessica Collins
as Maggie Young
Lauren Hodges
as Tanya MacGaffin
Arliss Howard
as Kale Ingram
Miranda Richardson
as Katherine Rhumor
Roger Robinson
as Ed Bancroft
Michael Cristofer
as Truxton Spangler
David Rasche
as James Wheeler
Meg Gibson
as Joan Hadas
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Critic Reviews for Rubicon Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (19)

Yet, despite being one of the most intelligent and smartly written dramas of 2010, its glacial pace marked it out for cancellation from an early stage.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

If there were an Emmy category for Excruciating Tedium (and I'm not certain there isn't), Rubicon would win in a walk. Well, crawl.

Aug 1, 2010 | Full Review…

It will take a special sort of viewer to stick with Rubicon's amblings and get to them.

Aug 1, 2010 | Full Review…

All this talent, good writing, solid acting and great location shoots

Aug 1, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The performances have so far been sharp enough to ward off outright drowsiness.

Aug 1, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you enjoy slowly piecing together a puzzle without having first seen the final image, Rubicon is right up your alley; if not, the brainteasing will likely unnerve you.

Aug 1, 2010 | Full Review…

"Rubicon" relies on the tropes of most dramas, like ominous string music and a snail's paced narrative, releasing just enough plot points to make you wonder what the hell this show is all about.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Each one is a little more frightening and mind-blowing.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Unquestionably smart but undeniably sluggish.

Aug 1, 2010 | Full Review…

For a show that's supposed to be a spy thriller, there aren't a whole lot of thrills in Rubicon.

Aug 1, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rubicon: Season 1

  • Sep 06, 2019
    So good why no season 2
  • Dec 30, 2014
    minimum music and story goes slow, but great acting tells all.

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