The Fades: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1
The Fades

Critics Consensus

The Fades succeeds as a genuinely unnerving horror chronicle, striking a fine balance between gruesome set-pieces and likable characters.

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Critic Ratings: 10

88%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 26

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 14, 2012
2
Air date: Jan 21, 2012
3
Air date: Jan 28, 2012
4
Air date: Feb 4, 2012
5
Air date: Feb 11, 2012
6
Air date: Feb 18, 2012

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Tv Season Info

In the first season of this supernatural drama, unpopular British teen Paul Roberts (lain De Caestecker ) is haunted by apocalyptic visions and ghastly incarnations of the dead which are called "The Fades". As the restless and vengeful spirits seek to gain control in the material world Paul is drawn into the turmoil being one of a small group of people who can actually see them and help fend them off (known as Angelics). The award winning series from the BBC was written by screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne of "Skins" and "Cast-Offs" renown.

Critic Reviews for The Fades Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

The show has a good mix of empathetic living characters as well as nail-biting thrills when the Fades get the munchies.

Jan 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

After sampling three hours, letting the show fade from the DVR shouldn't haunt many.

Jan 14, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's some wit to the writing, and the horror and battle scenes are legitimately frightening, by TV standards.

Jan 14, 2012 | Full Review…

"The Fades" works.

Jan 14, 2012 | Full Review…

The show is genuinely frightening and plenty gory -- even the opening theme sets your teeth on edge.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, The Fades only ran for one season, but it's everything you want in your horror: oodles and oodles of it.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an exhilarating take on a couple of familiar genres, balancing horror, humor, and heart.

Jan 14, 2012 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Is anyone a fan of the "Soon you shall understand" school of vague, portentous dialogue? Didn't think so.

Jan 14, 2012 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

When it isn't being apocalyptically terrifying, The Fades is funky and funny.

Jan 14, 2012 | Full Review…

It's a funny, creepy, touching thriller that had me laughing one second and peeking between my fingers the next.

Jan 14, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fades: Season 1

  • Jul 23, 2014
    6,5/10 solid uk sci fi series. a bit short
  • Mar 24, 2014
    3.5/5 It's really great until the 6th/last episode. Probably due to being canceled, a lot of things are finished up badly and then your left with the obvious tie in to another season which never happened. Oh well, it was still a good TV show.

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