Stitchers: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

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Confusing and tonally inconsistent, Stitchers is neither campy enough to be fun nor intelligent enough to be compelling.



Critic Ratings: 16


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User Ratings: 239

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Air date: Jun 2, 2015

Kirsten is recruited by a covert government agency to help solve crimes by gaining access to the memories of the recently deceased in the series premiere of this drama.

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Air date: Jun 9, 2015

A deadly new drug surfaces and claims a young woman's life, so the team look for the drug's source and encounter Det. Fisher, who's on the same mission.

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Air date: Jun 16, 2015

A newlywed husband is suspected of killing his wife, but a stitch doesn't yield enough evidence against him. However, Kirsten has powerful emotions from the stitch and is convinced of his guilt. Meanwhile, Linus bonds with Camille.

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Air date: Jun 23, 2015

Cameron's neighbor is killed, so the team set up a stakeout at Cameron's apartment to determine whether Cameron was the real target. Meanwhile, Kirsten learns more info about Marta's calamitous stitch.

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Air date: Jun 30, 2015

Kirsten grows suspicious of her coworkers after she uncovers an algorithm for the Stitchers program in the hidden papers of a conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile, a surprising source sends Kirsten mysterious messages.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2015

A puzzling car accident leaves a brain researcher dead, and Kirsten's determined to uncover what happened. Meanwhile, Kirsten wants Linus' assistance in decoding a clue left by Ed Clark; and Kirsten seeks info on the roots of the Stitchers program.

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Air date: Jul 14, 2015

Kirsten's boyfriend visits her unexpectedly, and Maggie decides to do some research on him, since the whole team is surprised to learn that Kirsten has a beau. Meanwhile, a woman's lavish social life may yield clues about her death.

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Air date: Jul 21, 2015

The team are quarantined while working on a case involving the suicide of a disease researcher. After the researcher's body exhibits signs of a fatal virus, the team members begin to get ill.

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Air date: Jul 28, 2015

A popular psychic is killed, so the team investigate. Meanwhile, Camille accepts an invitation to meet Linus' folks, but she's not eager about it.

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Air date: Aug 4, 2015

Det. Fisher is wounded in a shooting, and Kirsten's stitch leads them to a security expert who has ties to both Maggie and Kirsten's mother. Meanwhile, Linus grows jealous of Camille when Cameron trains her to be his backup.

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Cast & Crew

Emma Ishta
Kirsten Clark
Kyle Harris
Cameron Goodkin
Allison Scagliotti
Camille Engelson
Ritesh Rajan
Linus Ahluwalia
Damon Dayoub
Detective Fisher
Henry Rollins
Robert Barbiero
Jeffrey A. Schechter
Executive Producer
Rob Wolken
Executive Producer
Jonathan Baruch
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Stitchers Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

The audience is expected somehow to understand the range of her abilities, but sorry; we need more clues. That, and a reason to care.

Jun 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It seems more likely that little thought has gone into the series, which harks back to the days when basic cable was a safe haven for mediocrity. The dialogue and action are fast enough to keep viewers distracted, but Stitchers is less than entertaining.

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Stitchers... is frothy fun.

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

A missed opportunity, Stitchers is looking for signs of life, but hasn't found them yet.

Mar 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Stitchers oscillates between embracing the premise's inherent campiness or eschewing it in favor of a more intense quasi-realism. There are other inconsistencies as well. Some of the visual effects are creepy and effective; others are laughable.

Jun 3, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Fringe meets iZombie for a meaningless summer hookup. Result: Stitchers, an ABC Family series so tonally ambivalent - satire or sincere? - that it winds up playing more as an audition tape for its various stars than an actual show.

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

All in all, this show is a mess, and watching it will be sort of a meta experience - because this show feels dead on arrival, and you, the viewer, will be entering into its dead consciousness and experiencing its moribund storytelling.

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The first episode of Stitchers was... a clichéd mess full of forced performances.

Jun 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Mostly "Stitchers" is a ho-hum procedural with an unlikeably emotionless lead character with daddy issues and the promise of hanky-panky with a not-nerdy scientist, so, hooray?

Jun 4, 2015 | Full Review…

I don't see sci-fi fans putting Stitchers on their radar, or fans of Pretty Little Liars sticking around very long after the PLL premiere.

Jun 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Lanky Aussie former model Emma Ista cuts a striking figure as the central character, making the show more compelling than it otherwise would have been

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Mild violence, tension in imaginative sci-fi drama.

Jun 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stitchers: Season 1

  • Sep 30, 2019
    I loved season 1, can't believe the ratings are so low from critics. It may lack in some stuff but it's definitely watchable. And it's so underrated i would definitely recommend. It may be a bit confusing in the beginning but it gets clearer the more you watch!
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Isn' it funny how the professional "critics" almost always get it wrong. 29% critics but 85% viewer score. I think it's time we ditched the critics completely, they're demonstrable morons. Stitches is smart, well acted and hella entertaining. End of. Watch it for yourself, you'll know within 2 episodes if you're going to like it
  • Jun 27, 2017
    The basic idea is very interesting however since it's on freeform it has that teeny bopper vibe and the characters are very generic and uninteresting. I feel like if this show was on a different channel and didn't have to pander to freeform's audience then it could be a very, very solid show
  • Mar 19, 2017
    I love, love, love this show. It is different than most shows and more interesting because it is not the same old tv shows regurgitated over and over with different characters. Thank you - please keep it on.
  • Jul 15, 2016
    I adore this show!! I may have only saw the first 4 episodes so far but it is enticing! From the first episode I craved more information about all the characters, well done Free Form!
  • Jul 14, 2016
    I love this show sooo much. I don't like to rewatch many shows or movies, but this show made the rewatch list.
  • Jun 12, 2016
    i love this show please have a third season
  • Mar 24, 2016
    I love this show. This show is the type of show you need to watch all episodes just to understand it, but I will always love this show.
  • Jan 09, 2016
    Half the cast can act and the other half can't. Its just mediocre fluff for people of a certain age or as a gap filer for better things. Either way the lead character is blander than the water water she immerses herself into and the only point of interest is the war between Salli Richardson and the make up dept to see if they can really make her look like Ronald Macdonald!!
  • Dec 19, 2015
    Who cares what a bunch of ‘professional’ critics thinks about ANYTHING! They are paid to be critical, and don’t have the least bit of knowledge of what makes a good show. When they get it right, it’s by luck, or they have a smarter family member tell them they are wrong. But I wouldn’t trust these hacks any mind. Stitchers is a fun show, for me. I enjoy how the team has come together, how Kirsten is slowly learning not only what happened to her family, but that she is becoming a better person by finally feeling the emotions she has only watched others have until now. I like the dynamic between Camille and Linus. I want to see more of his family. And of course, I want to learn the truth behind the Stitchers program, and see how they react when they find out the true intent of their hard work. As for the critics, 83% of the audience likes Stitchers. Perhaps they {the critics} had something stuck somewhere rather uncomfortably while watching the show?

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