Safe: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
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Safe boasts a superb cast -- albeit with some questionable accents -- who carry its soapy, mystery-laden drama just well enough to offer an entertaining diversion.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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User Ratings: 464

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Air date: May 10, 2018

When his teenage daughter doesn't return home after a party, Tom Delaney anxiously combs the neighborhood and learns her boyfriend is also missing.

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Air date: May 10, 2018

Fearing a friend was involved in Jenny's disappearance, Tom enlists Sophie's help. Emma investigates disturbing allegations about a teacher.

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Air date: May 10, 2018

An anonymous tip leads to a frenzied chase -- and another puzzling clue. Zoe draws up a list of grudges. Tom glimpses a side of Rachel he never knew.

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Air date: May 10, 2018

While Tom follows a new lead about Jenny, Sophie and Emma deliver devastating news. The Marshalls struggle to keep their cool.

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Air date: May 10, 2018

In the wake of a dangerous confrontation, Sophie warns Tom to stay out of the investigation. Tom learns that Jenny was hiding a secret.

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Air date: May 10, 2018

As a deadly fire rages, Tom frantically tracks Jenny's phone. More details about Chris's death emerge, and a confession tears a family apart.

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Air date: May 10, 2018

Sophie blocks Tom's attempts to speak with Henry. While searching for Bobby at Heaven, Tom and Pete spot a familiar face.

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Air date: May 10, 2018

Tom begs for Sophie's help getting to Bobby. Before the night of the party, a cryptic entry in Rachel's diary sends Jenny on a quest for the truth.

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Critic Reviews for Safe Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (11)

With committed performances (some of which are clearly aware of the ludicrous story they're in) and a brisk pace, Safe earns its status as a soapy pleasure and should entertain Netflix viewers craving engaging distraction.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There's nothing particularly fresh about it, but it does what it sets out to do - to keep the viewer guessing who dunit and why - with assurance and flair.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It can whirr on, in its mechanical way, without me.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Safe could have been so good. All the ingredients were there for a prime binge-worthy crime thriller - the writers, the cast, the concept - but it just hasn't been given the time, care and attention it needed.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

There are few series on streaming or anywhere else that will cause as few ripples.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The ensemble cast makes it all click. There are plenty of moments in Safe where the story and its twists threaten to derail the tightly wound mayhem, but the cast saves it from ever tipping over.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, this is a British mystery made for TV, and the form is a winner, despite some overwrought music that supplies more tension than the script calls for.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Safe isn't without its ticking clock grittiness and compelling riddles but there's also unintended comedy involved with a story where everyone somehow unwittingly contributes to someone's dire demise.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

We have to talk about that accent.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

All in all, it's good, soapy fun. If you're willing to suspend your disbelief, you're likely to get swept up in its current, and once that happens, I'd wager that all eight episodes will safely disappear in a flash.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Safe does promise plenty of twists and turns for loyal mystery lovers, and the supporting cast, including Sherlock's Amanda Abbington, is extremely capable.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cliche-free British crime drama is great grown-up mystery.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Safe: Season 1

  • Aug 29, 2020
    The story is brilliant. Every episode reveals a plot twist and keeps you guessing. ½ star down as for the first few episodes I struggled to stay gripped, but I am glad I did as I bad to watch the last 5 all in one go. Shoutout to Marc Warren who was superb as Pete.
  • May 06, 2020
    good entertainment, good plot
  • May 02, 2020
    No sense AT ALLL, I can't believe that many people convinced by the story!
  • Apr 28, 2020
    Solid show with a great twist.
  • Apr 04, 2020
    Good show that I watched for Michael C. Hall (Dexter). Everyone was good but Michael's English accent was distracting for sure.
  • Mar 31, 2020
    Absolutely loved it. The tension goes until the last episode. Perfect thriller and very real characters.
  • Mar 22, 2020
    I would agree with reviewers who point to there being a great cast and no one missed a beat in portraying the diverse ensemble of characters. But that in no way saves a god-awful mess of a plot line that culminates in an ending way beyond the leeway usually given when the acting and direction is good or better. The writer seemed to be bent on trying nothing more or less than always misleading the viewer. This is not a substitute at all for the kind of clever twists and turns seen in other Harlan Coben based works like The Stranger and The Five. I'd strongly recommend either of those but steer clear of this excursion into surprise for its own sake.
  • Feb 12, 2020
    Very very complex but interesting. Michael Hall is terrific as usual and the surprise ending threw us "for a loop" although I did have my suspicions earlier in the series.
  • Feb 09, 2020
    I love to watch Michael C. Hall so I tuned in to spend some time with him in this series. If there's a such thing as "too much suspense" aka - "dragging it," then that's exactly how I felt while forcing myself through 4 episodes of this series. At some point something concrete needs to happen to keep me watching. The characters were mostly boring to watch, so I quickly became uninspired and unable to emotionally invest in any of them - not even 'missing Jenny,' Michael C, Hall, or dead Chris. There's just too much going on at once & none of it is making any sense. Even if this series ends up making perfect sense or tying the plots together in a good way, I won't be there to see it.
  • Jan 06, 2020
    It's a wannabe. It flexes way too hard in the first 2 episodes to desperately convince you it's a great plot-twister, but the characters and story just aren't interesting. The father, daughter, mother cover-up they have going on is utterly insane.

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