Salvation: Season 1 (2017)

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Salvation

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Neither remarkably bad nor impressively well-made, Salvation is stereotypical summer television -- a low-stakes diversion that may pass the time well enough for undemanding audiences without ever being particularly memorable along the way.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 425

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Air date: Jul 12, 2017

An MIT grad student discovers an asteroid is set to collide with Earth in just 186 days. He joins forces with a tech billionaire and the U.S. government to try and stop it, and they stumble onto a gigantic conspiracy. Series premiere.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2017

Darius and Liam need to invent a theoretically impossible piece of technology to divert the asteroid. Grace risks everything to help Darius, while Liam heads home to Boston to track down critical research, but he finds something shocking instead.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2017

Darius must accelerate his plan to stop the asteroid before the Pentagon shuts him down. Meanwhile, Grace is forced to make some difficult decisions that could have life or death consequences for millions of people; and Liam and Jillian reunite under surprising circumstances.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2017

Darius must reveal one of his most closely guarded secrets to prove to Harris and Grace that he's not a traitor. Meanwhile, Liam helps Jillian adjust to her new job at Tanz.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2017

Darius is forced to reckon with his past when he tries to uncover who killed his friend Lazlo. Meanwhile, Liam discovers who's been selling secrets to the Russians.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2017

Darius recruits Grace, Harris and Liam for a dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Jillian confronts Liam about his secret.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2017

Grace and Darius slip off to Russia behind Harris' back in an attempt to stop a potential nuclear conflict. Meanwhile, Liam seeks solace with Amanda.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2017

Darius and Grace are framed for murder and must escape from Russia. Meanwhile, Liam tries to convince Jillian to come back to Tanz.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2017

Grace narrowly escapes a deadly assassin, while Darius and Liam forge unlikely alliances.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2017

Grace and Darius seek answers from the President; Harris discovers deadly secrets.

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Critic Reviews for Salvation Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10)

Salvation... has some potential to be perhaps moderately involving. The initial two hours move along at a fairly crisp pace, complete with skulking and several close calls but next to nothing spent on special effects.

Jun 23, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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There is no direction to speak of, just shots of people saying lines, all cut together as chaotically as possible, the better to suggest "excitement" that the mini-series itself can't generate.

Jun 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Salvation is one of those series where what you see is exactly what you get, so for viewers seeking unchallenging thrills, it works. The world may be ending, but at least it's doing so in a comfortingly familiar way. And that feels fine.

Jun 23, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Salvation quickly proves itself to lack a key point in that quip: Fun.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

As fast as Salvation moves along, it still seems not quick enough. Do we really have to sit through all the predictable plot twists and complicated human relationships just to get to the good part?

Jul 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Salvation has an interesting story somewhere deep down - and a cast that's mostly capable - but it doesn't care to tell it.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Indeed, such a cheesy series should come with a health warning for the lactose intolerant.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

All but the most loyal broadcast viewers are growing beyond the kind of generic, overly polished storytelling Salvation offers.

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Those who enjoy more cerebral dramas will find it entertaining.

Jul 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Salvation] takes an old concept and gives it life through strong casting and some interesting plot paths.

Jul 14, 2017 | Full Review…

I realize that "OK" is not exactly a ringing endorsement, but -- c'mon! -- this is a summer series that's supposed to be a diversion. If you're looking for something smart, try PBS, not CBS.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Trust me when I say that in truth, the biped hamsters of Big Brother offer a more realistic view of humanity than this unbelievable new disaster-drama series.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Salvation: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    Not at all like the other reviews critics. An amazing show with outstanding actors. I was kept on suspense, excitement and interest in the entire show. Loved every minute of it and every turn of events. I wish there was another season!
  • Sep 10, 2020
    I so wanted to like this show and I generally love all Si-Fi space and asteroids movies. Great plot, but so poorly executed. Poor acting, cliche lines and ffs remove that clingy m0r0n Jillian! Or at the very least cast someone who is not half as boring.
  • Aug 25, 2020
    This show is amazing, all the things in one package, shame they stopped it, I don't why other people gave it low ratings
  • Jul 09, 2020
    Really wanted this to be better and kept on trying another episode... but the transparent storyline and wholly unbelievable characters eventually became just too much.
  • May 28, 2020
    Incredible show. The story is amazing and keeps you rivited through the whole series. An absolute must see for any Sci-fi fan!
  • May 25, 2020
    Absolutely amazing.. and mind blowing! Don't understand why so many bad review.. Glued to the show from season 1 to 2,just can't stop watching. Season 3 cancelled seriously??? Netflix bring back season 3!
  • May 22, 2020
    Avenge at best .put it this way i wont be watching this again. It goes far to off topic. And really predictable. And to top if all of the government or whoever can do whst ever they want. And the police officer is ok for hes sister to die. Grace amits it then the brother still helping her and bust the old man out of prison. This show is a complete joke
  • May 08, 2020
    I have not words to say how bad this show is: bad acting, terrible lines, weird paralell story, TERRIBLE science. The only thing that saves is the plot, but everything else is ruined! Btw, the worse-than-fiction Elon Musk character is uncanny!
  • May 02, 2020
    The first episodes were great, but the second half was boring. They're just stretching the story with random shit happening.
  • Feb 23, 2020
    One of the best TV series I've seen in a long time. So good I finished the whole 2 season in 2 days. What I don't understand is why there's no Season 3. This show deserves another season. And another.

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