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Siren: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Siren turns traditional lore on its tail with a unique, well-paced show that presents dangerous, violent mythical creatures in a surprisingly empathetic and exciting light.


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"Siren" takes us inside Bristol Cove--a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. The series stars Alex Roe ("The 5th Wave") as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to Ryn, a mysterious new girl in town played by Eline Powell ("Game of Thrones"), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola ("An American Exorcism") stars as Maddie, also a marine biologist who works with Ben, and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun ("Life's a Drag") stars as Xander, a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover the truth; and Rena Owen ("Star Wars" Episodes II and III) as Helen, the town eccentric who seems to know more about the mermaids than she lets on. Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell ("Finding Carter") is on board as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb are also attached as executive producers.


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This first season surprised me, because while it was clearly limited by their network's budget and "family-friendly" vibe, it was violent, uncomfortable, and just downright creepy.

July 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps like the amphibious fish that grew legs, the series could evolve into a fully realized something... anything. But as it stands, it's best to resist Freeform's "Siren" song or you might find that you'll just want to throw it back.

March 30, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Although mermaids are a well-known folklore creature, there aren't many TV shows that cover the topic, which gives Siren an advantage because this is entirely like nothing we've seen before.

June 22, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Siren's Ryn isn't your typical Freeform heroine - and not just because she eats live rats and sleeps in an old abandoned boat in the woods.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Whatever it is, I am excited to keep watching. I'm just paranoid about what Freeform might do to undermine it.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Looks like Freeform's new show has legs... and also a pretty intimidating tail. If Siren can fulfill the promise of its first few episodes, it might just grow into one of the most innovative shows on television.

April 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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