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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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British spies in 1972 London attempt to stop a secret Soviet plot to destroy Britain.


Tom Hughes
as Joe Lambe
Marcel lures
as Arkady Malinov
Paul Ritter
as Bobby Waterhouse
Victoria Hamilton
as Sarah Montag
Jonathan Aris
as Alan Montag
Chloe Pirrie
as Wendy Straw
Shaun Dooley
as Jim Fenchurch
Judy Parfitt
as Hester Waterhouse
Steven Mackintosh
as Tom Mallory
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Critic Reviews for The Game: Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

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.

November 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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?

November 6, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

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

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

December 9, 2014 | Full Review…

The Game is wonderfully atmospheric, stylish, and sexy.

December 8, 2014 | Full Review…

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