Servant: Season 1 (2019)

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Though Servant's slithering mystery often wanders into dark, crowded corners, its claustrophobic atmosphere and powerful performances build enough tension to keep viewers hooked.

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Critic Ratings: 59

82%

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User Ratings: 403

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 28, 2019

Young nanny Leanne is hired to look after baby Jericho. However, all is not as it appears.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2019

As Leanne settles in, Sean worries that Dorothy and Jericho are not in good hands.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2019

Sean enlists Dorothy's brother, Julian, to monitor her relationship with Leanne.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019

Leanne disobeys an order and discovers why Sean is so protective of baby Jericho.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2019

Dorothy and Sean go out for the day. Leanne discovers a new friendship.

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Air date: Dec 20, 2019

Leanne's unusual relative appears at her home unannounced. Meanwhile, Dorothy struggles to maintain her childcare help.

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Air date: Dec 27, 2019

Dorothy's dinner gathering proves stiffer than anticipated. Sean asks Leanne to conceal the truth.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2020

While babysitting, Julian contends with a difficult memory from his past.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

Leanne lashes out at Dorothy. She doesn't want to hear the truth about baby Jerico.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

Jericho is baptized. Surprise guests lead to difficult choices.

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Critic Reviews for Servant Season 1

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (20)

It's a good premise, surrounded by good ideas, and yet there's no saving something that was never alive to begin with.

Nov 20, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's eerie and unsettling in ways that television often tries to be but rarely accomplishes.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Doesn't seem to have the emotional curiosity to earn its premise.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Toby Kebbell really shines throughout this entire show.

Mar 19, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Servant sings because of its performances.

Nov 4, 2020 | Full Review…

The whole series does really well to portray a family's heartbreak while keeping you on your toes.

Oct 13, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Patience is something that is needed by an audience that watches Servant, but if they hang in there they will be rewarded by great performances and a suspenseful and unexpectedly funny script that will leave the audience wanting more.

Sep 4, 2020 | Full Review…

It eventually turns into an exercise in narrative withholding that is more head-scratching than hair-raising.

Jul 23, 2020 | Full Review…

SERVANT, like any well thought out mystery, has laid out a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

Jun 22, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

AppleTV+'s best-kept secret is a disturbing study in grief, guilt, and denial.

May 12, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A triumph for Shyamalan and Apple+. Servant goes far in its premise while guaranteeing the effectivity of the format for well shot short episodes. [Full review in Spanish].

Apr 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The slow pace of Servant's blooming mystery will feel just right for a certain kind of viewer, especially with the artful execution. But you've got to ask yourself going in if you really want to invest in a question mark.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Servant: Season 1

  • 14h ago
    UGH, Another m night shyamalan flop. Just like his movies you can tell there is never going tobe an ending to this series. The first couple episodes were good and halfway through season one you could tell it was going nowhere. The servant is exactly where it belongs on Apple TV were the worst TV shows air. How is Apple TV even a channel who subscribes to the stuff if I hadn't received a free subscription from Apple no way would I pay for it, the shows are terrible
  • 3d ago
    Very mediocre and less than half-baked. I got tired trying to stay glued to the series as it just kept dragging on and on with too many plots and characters bring brought into the show who lacked depth! Mr Shyamalan you need to STOP making supernatural movies/shows. You can never get it right and instead you just make the viewing boring by teasing promising plots only to not go through with them till the end The Visit was so half-baked, and Servant is worse than that.
  • Jan 17, 2021
    This an ok-ish thriller show, nothing horrific except for people born after 2000. Season 2 just started and if you wonder what happened in the serie until now, not that much actually. Pretty slow paced show, whiny role of Lauren Ambrose is the most annoying character... Seriously how many shows we have to watch with some super emotives people nowadays?! Also dunno why there are so many shots about slow cooking in the dark actually, prolly must be a vegan thing ("oh my god he just slowly cut a piece of meat, can't watch it. it's soooo hard" or something)
  • Jan 15, 2021
    I liked it. Its different. The story is interesting. Every episode is wanting you to know what happens next. Its a great show to watch. I think this show would get a 5 star but theres something that is missing. Its a show that didnt leave me "wow that a great show".
  • Jan 08, 2021
    Simply brilliant. A true thrilling story. Highly recommendable!
  • Dec 30, 2020
    Dark, moody, and mind-boggling. Every time we thought we had figured it out, we sadly hadn't. Happy to hear there will be a season 2!
  • Dec 29, 2020
    Great tv series. Format of 30ish minutes is very convenient. Plot is interesting and unique. Alina
  • Dec 08, 2020
    A classic horror plot, inviting strangers into your house and see what happens next. This is a neighbor friendly production, with filming takes place mostly inside the house. This show brings horror cinematography into the next level, just watch the BTS video to witness its magic. Despite only four main actors, they all are brilliant | Follow us at @uncle.review
  • Sep 27, 2020
    I have to admit I found it okay for first two episodes, but then I was ironing and I thought I'd hang in there. It did get better - but guys what was that about the floor in the basement having a mini earth quake? Maybe I lost the plot! It got better again and I was beginning to really enjoy it. But, the ending how shit was that? Ooops sorry.
  • Sep 17, 2020
    The show is an absolute delight to watch. It keeps you curious.

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