Saints & Strangers: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Saints & Strangers presents an immersive, action-fueled portrait of early American settler life, although it's slightly hampered by its somewhat shallow, didactic approach.

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Episodes

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Air date: Nov 22, 2015
2
Air date: Nov 23, 2015

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Cast

Natascha McElhone
as Elizabeth Hopkins
Ron Livingston
as John Carver
Vincent Kartheiser
as William Bradford
Brian F. O'Byrne
as John Billington
Raoul Trujillo
as Massasoit
Ray Stevenson
as Stephen Hopkins
Tatanka Means
as Hobbamock
Michael Jibson
as Myles Standish
Anna Camp
as Dorothy Bradford
Barry Sloane
as Edward Winslow
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Critic Reviews for Saints & Strangers Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (14)

Saints & Strangers can be a little overwrought at times. But its story also is inspiring, instructive and sometimes quite touching.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Focusing equally on the Pilgrims, religious dissidents seeking, if rather self-righteously, freedom, as well as some less savory passengers, and the Native American tribes of what would become Massachusetts.

Dec 3, 2015 | Full Review…

There's an aching sadness in the margins of Saints & Strangers... how this country's founding was forged in blood and genocide - but the ho-hum execution doesn't do enough to give America's bittersweet origin story the emotional wallop it deserves.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…
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Most impressively, Saints & Strangers allows the Native Americans to speak in their own languages, with subtitles. That alone makes the miniseries as realistic as any depiction of the Plymouth Colony seen on screen.

Nov 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In Saints & Strangers, a two-part miniseries that reminds us the Pilgrims suffered far worse than Survivor contestants, does an admirable job of capturing the early settlers' hardships and complicated relationship with American Indians.

Nov 20, 2015 | Full Review…

The miniseries casts the trip to the New World and the Pilgrims' struggle in a harsh, violent and frequently bloody light. It's all a stark contrast to the mythology of the Pilgrims that everybody learns in grade school.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Saints & Strangers is a dramatic confection.

Dec 3, 2015 | Full Review…

It's good to see Kartheiser flex different acting muscles as he shows how Bradford clings to his religious belief not for moral superiority, but as an essential tool for survival.

Dec 3, 2015 | Full Review…

It's an interesting interpretation of early American history, and one that history fans will find entertaining.

Nov 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Saints & Strangers is rich in character and detail and captures how arduous this adventure was for the pilgrims.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

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