The Game: Season 1 (2014)


Critic Consensus: Tense, fast-paced, and rich in atmosphere, The Game is a gripping spy drama with more than one kind of intelligence.


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Air date: Nov 5, 2014
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British spies in 1972 London attempt to stop a secret Soviet plot to destroy Britain.

Critic Reviews for The Game Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (13)

Although it's impossible to guess where the story is ultimately headed, it could end with either a bang or a whimper and be equally satisfying.

Nov 6, 2014 | Full Review…
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While The Game is far from a broad analysis of Britain's socio-economic construct, it does analyze what was at the heart of David Simon's first season. Is it all in the game, or is the game the only reason people play?

Nov 6, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The threat from Russia will seem overdone to some, but I remember that icy fear of cold war all too well, and entirely buy it in this instance.

May 14, 2015 | Full Review…

We are, of course, deep in le Carré country here, and the production already has something of the look and feel of the classic 1973-set Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. There is little higher praise.

Apr 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a cleverly constructed puzzle that wears its influences on its immaculately tailored sleeve.

Dec 9, 2014 | Full Review…

The Game is wonderfully atmospheric, stylish, and sexy.

Dec 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Like an earlier BBC America series this year, Intruders, it's a little dense and hard to follow. Everybody seems to be calling everybody else a traitor.

Nov 6, 2014 | Full Review…

The drama excels in the realms of atmosphere, tension and mood, and these are the vital things that a spy drama can't get wrong.

Nov 5, 2014 | Full Review…

The pacing is quick, the motives murky, the characterizations deft.

Nov 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Brooding in tone yet laced with mordant wit and tinged with sinister inference, The Game keeps us wondering what the Russian sleepers' end game might be.

Nov 5, 2014 | Full Review…

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