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The Family: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: The Family takes a confusing, convoluted course to solve its central mystery that few will want to follow, despite a game performance from Joan Allen.


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A drama about a politician's son who, after missing for more than a decade, returns to his family.


Joan Allen
as Claire
Margot Bingham
as Sgt. Nina Meyer
Madeleine Arthur
as Young Willa
Rarmian Newton
as Young Danny
Michael Esper
as Pock-Marked Man
Matthew Lawler
as Agent Gabe Clements
Grant Show
as Gov. Charlie Lang
Judith Ivey
as Mrs. Asher
Ana Maria Jomolca
as Agent Lisa Davis
Armando Riesco
as Officer Cory Sanchez
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Chief of Police Len Bucksey
Eisa Davis
as Julia Beckett
Lucy Owen
as Randi
Rosyln Rugg
as Patty Lang
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Critic Reviews for The Family: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (12)

The Family's chances of anything close to long-term survival seem iffy at best. Unlike Secrets and Lies, its cast of characters and premise are set in concrete. Or perhaps quicksand if recent history proves prophetic.

March 4, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Family is one of those shows that's so fast-paced that you don't even care how overheated and kind of ridiculous the whole thing is. It's escapist TV in the vein of How to Get Away with Murder.

March 2, 2016 | Full Review…

The Family wants to be something but, even after a couple episodes, never quite gets around to what that 'something' is.

March 2, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It has heaped some soapy family issues on top of the abduction premise and the two sit uncomfortably together.

April 19, 2017 | Full Review…

I can't say I was very intrigued by these provocative questions, mostly because The Family does such a poor job of dramatizing them in a lively, believable manner.

March 3, 2016 | Full Review…

There's a strong cast in place, led by Joan Allen, but the writing never scratches the surface in order to get the characters where they need to be in order to develop interest or continuity.

March 3, 2016 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

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