Tehran: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Tehran

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Tehran's expertly plotted twists further elevate a geopolitical thriller deftly balanced between the global and the personal.

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User Ratings: 39

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 25, 2020

Tamar Rabinyan enters the heart of Tehran to neutralize army radar systems and enable Israel's air force to bomb Iran?s nuclear reactor.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2020

Tabrizi, a local Mossad agent, tries to help Tamar in any way possible, while Revolutionary Guard officer Faraz is hot on Tamar's trail.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2020

Hiding with her aunt, Tamar goes underground and attempts to escape Iran. Faraz and Tabrizi broaden their searches for her.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2020

When she regime opponents, Tamar takes refuge with them--and becomes close with Milad.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2020

At an underground rave with Milad and the other commune members, Tamar must prove her loyalty. Faraz and Tabrizi reach a boiling point.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Tamar and Milad return to Tehran and blackmail their electric company contact. Kadosh tries to convince Gorev to approve Tamar's new plan.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2020

The incident at the commune leaves Tamar shattered. Kadosh tries to help her recover so they can set the power plant operation in motion.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2020

With Israeli planes approaching the reactor, Tamar, Milad, and Kadosh launch an operation as Faraz closes in on them.

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Cast & Crew

Menashe Noy
Meir Gorev
Shaun Toub
Faraz Kamali
Navid Negahban
Masoud Tabrizi
Niv Sultan
Tamar Rabinyan
Liraz Charhi
Yael Kadosh
Dana Eden
Peter Emerson
Moshe Zonder
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Critic Reviews for Tehran Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Tehran makes it clear that the Mossad is capable of unsavory violence, and it pointedly avoids reducing Iranians to monsters, carefully making a distinction between the people and their government.

Sep 25, 2020 | Full Review…
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This handsome Israeli spy drama is tense and involving from the get-go, and while it doesn't always feel as fiendishly plotted as you might expect it to be, it provides uncommon insight into the complex human fabric of a region.

Oct 21, 2020 | Full Review…

"Tehran" is, admittedly, a little difficult to follow at first, and really hits its relentless stride midway through the opener once the plot points are clarified. From there, it's a pulse-pounding journey.

Sep 30, 2020 | Full Review…

To call the series twisty is an understatement. It's superbly crafted to nail one dangerous turn after another and keep you guessing.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

While it would've benefited from sharper storytelling and editing, Tehran still manages to pull off the daunting task of telling personal stories while looking at the long history of political tensions between two nations.

Sep 25, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The production is cold-feeling yet teeming with humanity, with the many urbanscapes particularly compelling in their persuasiveness. With its heart on its sleeve, Tehran's a better tragedy than it is a thriller - and perhaps intended that way.

Sep 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Tehran is extremely intense, and it's smart and fast, with little dramatic relief. I learned a lot about life and alliances in certain parts of the world.

Oct 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Fact and fiction are perpetually blurred in this captivating spy thriller.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Suspenseful at its core, with hints of humour, a dose of emotion and fundamentally affecting, the series finally asks: who defines your identity, and what happens if you choose to question or change that?

Sep 25, 2020 | Full Review…

This nuanced view of the title city wrapped in a taut thriller makes Tehran an absorbing experience that offers more heft than the average spy thriller.

Sep 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Tehran makes for a solid thriller, but with an asterisk. It does what it sets out to do, and does them very well, but there's this feeling that the show is holding back.

Sep 25, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Tehran's greatest success is its exploration of the merciless spiral of modern intelligence work and the price of that spiral its practitioners pay.

Sep 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tehran: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    This is the very first thriller about a sensitive subject in a very sensitive part of the world. It's the first time such a massive effort has been undertaken to depict Iran, although not very realistically but close enough. There are some exaggerations and some understatements but nonetheless, the show is quite entertaining. One thing that, to me, is quite real is the nature of presence in Tehran. That people are living dual lives. Overall, a good show. (And don't forget that this is an Israel-sponsored show against the Iranian regime if you try to stay objective)
  • 6d ago
    Everything about this show made me expect to love it but with no subtitles and not enough English it was too hard to figure out. Didn't make past 30 minutes!
  • Oct 10, 2020
    Horrible israeli propaganda. You wil get disgusted!
  • Oct 10, 2020
    Liked the first two episodes. But from there it's just gets worse. Why is she endangering her aunt? Why does she make such stupid decisions? Is she stupid? Or are the writers lacking emotional intelligent? Or does the actress not able to authentically express the fear that leads to reckless decisions? When I can't see the inner world of the main character, all her actions are unconvincing and even stupid. So either you replace the actress or you compensate in writing for her inabilities.
  • Oct 07, 2020
    The first 2 episodes were quite good but #3 had more than one illogical decisions which I cannot overlook. The main character suddenly loses her strength of decision making and chooses to be persuaded by someone she just met face to face. She also, strangely, puts the people giving her refuge into grave danger.
  • Oct 05, 2020
    The show is amazing, it's thrilling and interesting. As a response to the people saying the show is making Iran look bad, from my experience American shows include a lot of parts In war, such as the Vietnamese war and the war in Iraq, which is why I am including, everything has a point of view, just look at how each person looks at it.
  • Sep 30, 2020
    Great series so far. Riveting plot, above average acting, and amazing soundtrack. Do not watch if you can't do subtitles.
  • Sep 29, 2020
    I think this show is great and shows an amazing perspective on the Israeli-Iranian conflict. It's thrilling, captivating, and entertaining! I can't wait for the rest of the episodes.
  • Sep 26, 2020
    What a good show. Quite an incredible start, suspense and drama. Good show!
  • Sep 26, 2020
    This is such a great show! Great job again Apple!

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