The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (2020)

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Angel of Darkness
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Tense and thrilling, if not terribly distinct, Angel of Darkness takes The Alienist in a darker direction while giving the superb Dakota Fanning more time to shine.

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Critic Ratings: 16

90%

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User Ratings: 31

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 19, 2020
2
Air date: Jul 19, 2020
3
Air date: Jul 26, 2020
4
Air date: Jul 26, 2020
5
Air date: Aug 2, 2020
6
Air date: Aug 2, 2020
7
Air date: Aug 9, 2020
8
Air date: Aug 9, 2020

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Tv Season Info

In The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Sara has opened her own private detective agency and is leading the charge on a brand-new case. She reunites with Dr. Kreizler, the formidable alienist, and John Moore, now a New York Times reporter, to find Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of the Spanish Consular. Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer.

Cast

Daniel Brühl
as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler
Luke Evans
as John Moore
Dakota Fanning
as Sara Howard
Brian Geraghty
as Theodore Roosevelt
Douglas Smith
as Marcus Isaacson
Robert Wisdom
as Cyrus Montrose
Matthew Lintz
as Stevie Taggert
Matthew Shear
as Lucius Isaacson
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Critic Reviews for The Alienist Angel of Darkness

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

"The Alienist" - which was originally critiqued for feeling behind the times and overly familiar - still plays like the worse version of so many other dramas.

Jul 21, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Not a bit of the original's atmospheric quality is lost in the years that have passed between the two seasons... If the goal of Angel of Darkness is to speak to the now and make us think, however, that trail only leads to a dead end.

Jul 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Just when you think that The Alienist couldn't possibly get any darker, it does.

Aug 4, 2020 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

All of these groups can cause headaches or worse for our protagonists, and you can feel an added layer of tension in the episode.

Aug 4, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Sometimes all you want is a really compelling murder mystery with high production value and compelling characters, and in that way The Alienist: Angel of Darkness delivers.

Aug 4, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The dialogue is stodgy and the mystery nowhere near as gripping as TV's other show about a mom falsely accused of her child's murder, Perry Mason. But it's just good enough, and you can't beat the period atmosphere.

Jul 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Every week it reveals just enough to keep us coming back, mixing gothic ambiance with bloody murder and shared feelings too dangerous to admit.

Jul 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness feels more slight than the first season in the way its mystery plays out, but is still an enjoyable watch thanks to the show's playing up of the melodrama its core characters and the expanded thrills and twists.

Jul 21, 2020 | Full Review…

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is a very distinct look into a challenging era for America that gives us something different than other shows currently on the air.

Jul 21, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

With a richness and polish which you expect from more seasoned shows, The Alienist throws its doors open to those willing to venture inside.

Jul 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Angel of Darkness is immaculate from top to bottom.

Jul 20, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a heavy subject, but it's one the show is nailing so far by keeping the empathy and sympathy as a primary concern beyond the investigation.

Jul 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Alienist: Angel of Darkness

  • 4d ago
    All good things of the previous season and then some more. The deduction of half a star is for the predictability of the plot. It was made too obvious who the perpetrator was early on. Perhaps that was the intention but personally I like to guess and wonder for a tad bit longer. However, Sarah's 'caveats' in episode 6 were for me the highlight of this season. "YAAASSSS BITCH", was the reaction. :p
  • 4d ago
    Absolutely love it. Can't wait for the finale!!
  • Aug 01, 2020
    Absolutely Incredible plenty of nail biting Moments.
  • Jul 31, 2020
    okay i never really payed much attention in the first season it just kinda passed time however this season is stupendous so much happening very good action smart show and dakota fanning is absolutly beautiful as her character highly recommended
  • Jul 30, 2020
    There not enough stars! It goes beyond my explications. Well worth the wait its not disappointing.! If you haven't started watching your missing something fantastic. I've just finished eps4 and on the edge of my seat! I can't wait till the next show. My family is engrossed as well check it out..
  • Jul 28, 2020
    The 4th episode. Wow.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    So far, the 2nd season has maintained the quality seen in season 1.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    The 2nd season is better than the 1st. It keeps the atmosphere of the first season together with the expertise of the actors then provides a better plot. https://tickets4festivals.com
  • Jul 22, 2020
    A Fantastic new season, Brühl,Evans & Fanning Incredible Performances.

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