The Lottery: Season 1 (2014)


Critic Consensus: Sporadically effective but mostly mundane, The Lottery ultimately holds a losing ticket.


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Marley Shelton
as Alison Lennon
David Alpay
as James
Martin Donovan
as Darius Hayes
Yul Vázquez
as President
Shelley Conn
as Gabrielle
Athena Karkanis
as Vanessa Keller
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Critic Reviews for The Lottery Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

Very different in storyline and style from Shirley Jackson's classic short story with the same title, this one raises questions just as disturbing.

Jul 21, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There are some provocative ideas that can be explored.

Jul 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The thriller side of The Lottery? That's a losing ticket.

Jul 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The Lottery fails to distinguish itself, so the odds that viewers will pick it from the ample selection of similar shows are slim.

Jul 18, 2014 | Full Review…
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The Lottery, with otherwise sage setup and promising performances, merits its own shot at something great.

Jul 17, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dystopian drama explores the business of baby-making.

Jul 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If The Lottery can keep up the promise of its premiere, it will punch a winning ticket.

Jul 21, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Lottery is not the show I was hoping it would be, but the last few moments captured my imagination.

Jul 21, 2014 | Full Review…

While quite different for Lifetime with its dark, futuristic setting, the conspiracy elements feel overly familiar and formulaic.

Jul 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The Lottery wants to entertain, sort of, but also to make a hazy point about the meaning of hope and of motherhood. Maybe this is one brand that was fine the way it was.

Aug 4, 2014 | Full Review…

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