Servant: Season 1 Reviews

February 19, 2020
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.
January 21, 2020
Though there's a seed of an interesting idea in Servant, it's weighed down by a checklist of tiresome horror cliches.
December 3, 2019
Placing time and distance between each episode may mask the sad discovery that very little happens in the first season of Servant -- certainly not enough to justify more than a two-hour jaunt into upper middle-class ennui.
December 2, 2019
Seemingly inspired by Rosemary's Baby, there's no recovering from the worm-ridden nature of its concept, which starts off fuzzy and weird and doesn't get much clearer over time.
December 2, 2019
Doesn't seem to have the emotional curiosity to earn its premise.
November 26, 2019
Servant starts off with creepy atmosphere to spare. The problem is that it doesn't have nearly enough story to fill 10 episodes, which means that all that spare atmosphere gets used up well before its five-plus-hour running time is over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 25, 2019
It's almost impossible to make sense of at least a half-dozen pivotal character decisions and I'm unsure which of those inconsistencies are the product of faulty series psychology and which are part of faulty narrative construction.
November 20, 2019
"Servant" is fascinating to look at and, at first, contemplate. But its slithering, reversing structure elides the fact that it must move the plot forward only infinitesimally each episode in order to conserve it.
November 20, 2019
It's a good premise, surrounded by good ideas, and yet there's no saving something that was never alive to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: B-