The Mist: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
The Mist

Critics Consensus

The Mist's absorbing atmosphere and solid special effects struggle to overcome a generally uninspired story and performances.



Critic Ratings: 39


Audience Score

User Ratings: 808
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Air date: Jun 22, 2017
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Critic Reviews for The Mist Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (17)

Given the understandably low budget, it would have been smarter to play with the unknown enemy in the mist instead of making such a literal horror show.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

This version tries to have it both ways - goofy and serious - and leaves viewers on the outside looking in, rooting for the mist instead of those running from it.

Jun 16, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Mist could be a satisfyingly complex chiller, scaring viewers not just with unexpected jumps and amped-up creepy crawlies, but with the more human monsters who are all trapped together inside, waiting out the weather.

Jun 23, 2017 | Full Review…

There's something in the mist. And we're off!

Jun 23, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The original movie surprised viewers with low expectations, and the TV version just might do the same.

Jun 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The acting is no great shakes but the special effects and overall atmosphere are overriding plusses.

Jun 22, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The first episode is an excellent example of the power of human nature as horror, but only time will tell if The Mist can avoid disappearing into the fog of failed TV.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

A solid reimagining of the Stephen King novella of the same name, The Mist is an intriguing new example of scary TV.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Yes, there's blood, and creepy crawly things to make your skin crawl a little, but there's nothing to make you want to turn your head away yet.

Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This grounded and realistic introduction to a relatable cast of characters goes a long way toward getting audiences invested in them, all the better to respond to the horror that's about to come.

Jun 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The only times The Mist manages to escape the obvious is in the story of a possible teen sexual assault, which feels slightly more rooted in character and reality but takes a backseat to the show's title malevolent force.

Jun 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Okay, it's possible I'm overreacting here just a smidge. But Spike's version of The Mist is one dumb piece of work.

Jun 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mist: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    This is a truly terrible show. You want every character to die (immediately), it makes no sense, the characters do the most pointless idiotic things, the script if woeful, the "acting" even worse. The plot has more holes than a tramps underpants ... its simply awful.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    I've never seen a show with so many unlikable characters. You start to cheer for the Mist by the end. The cancellation of season two is a blessing from the Mist gods.
  • Sep 18, 2019
    first of all, acting was bad. characters make it hard for you to root for them to survive. this show makes you hate the wrong people. an accused rapist hanging out with the person who accused him? infuriating. you can't even feel bad for the gay adopted son or the grieving mother because they're both shitty characters with no point of redemption.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Could not finish 2 epi
  • Aug 05, 2019
    Intermittently interesting, I found some scene quite boring and not very well developed; by the way, it passed the time.
  • Jun 15, 2019
    What a lousy propaganda piece full of cliches
  • Apr 06, 2019
    It amazing. I love it.
  • Mar 05, 2019
    Just in the 1st episode, we are introduced to our main characters and you know it's a bad writing when you feel like you want them all to die. That line Kevin gave to his daughter, "there's more to life than good looks", is what this series felt like. It is just good looks. Good special effects and that's all there is. Pretty but empty.
  • Mar 03, 2019
    One of the worst written programmes I've ever seen, with a constant revolving door of antagonists to the point well-written characters suddenly change their entire personalities because the plot needs them to. With a rape plot which can easily be written out and the mist itself being whatever the writers need at the moment, The Mist is the worst Stephen King adaptation I have ever had the displeasure to watch.
  • Jan 17, 2019
    all characters act like the 15 year old brats , whoever wrote this show has no understanding of adult human interaction

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