The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
The Mysterious Benedict Society

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The Mysterious Benedict Society has a slow windup, but its delightful supporting cast and sparky tone make for winning family entertainment.

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User Ratings: 52

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 25, 2021

The unusual Mr. Benedict enlists four orphans with special skills to thwart a sinister foe.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2021

Mr. Benedict tasks the children with breaking into the L.I.V.E. Institute.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2021

The friends continue to work hard at school while keeping their findings a secret from Dr. Curtain.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2021

Sticky and Reynie hope to earn Messenger titles as the girls struggle with achieving success in the classroom.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2021

Sticky and Reynie team up to analyze a series of coded messages. Meanwhile, Kate and Constance tour the island.

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Air date: Jul 23, 2021

Benedict and Curtain's indelibly intertwined pasts are revealed.

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Air date: Jul 30, 2021

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Air date: Aug 6, 2021

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Tv Season Info

A group of gifted orphans are recruited by an eccentric, benefactor to go on a secret mission.

Cast & Crew

Tony Hale
Mr. Benedict
Kristen Schaal
Number Two
Ryan Hurst
Milligan
Gia Sandhu
Ms. Perumal
Mystic Inscho
Reynie Muldoon
Emmy Deoliveira
Kate Weatherall
Seth Carr
George "Sticky" Washington
Marta Timofeeva
Constance Contraire
Karen Kehela Sherwood
Executive Producer
Deepak Nayar
Executive Producer
James Bobin
Executive Producer
Todd Slavkin
Executive Producer
Matt Manfredi
Executive Producer
Phil Hay
Executive Producer
Darren Swimmer
Executive Producer
David Ellender
Executive Producer
Jamie Tarses
Executive Producer
Matthew Loze
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Mysterious Benedict Society Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season 1

  • 22m ago
    Tony Hale and Kristen Schall are delightful in this Willy Wonka meets Wes Anderson world.
  • 49m ago
    A quirky, funny, wonderful world which runs just parallel to ours. An oasis for worn down souls. Excellent work.
  • 6d ago
    The book is a nostalgic children's book, the villains and heroes have stun weapons, the kids are smart, good and superior because they prefer books to TV, they have to foil a plan to subjugate the world that could have come from a cheap cartoon. The obvious choice for such material would have been a nostalgic film adaptation as (stop-motion) animation, for a rather young audience. *** That it has instead become a real film adaptation in a Wes Anderson inspired style is a fine decision. The adaptation retains the best of the books: the different characters who first have to come together, the puzzles (which are actually too demanding for the target audience), the parodic style with which the mystery and spy genre is made suitable for children. *** What is omitted are above all elaborate discussions, because at the beginning riddles are solved, but later the children themselves are part of a riddle, and in the book a lot of time is spent on thinking through all the possibilities until a correct solution is found, such as that the villain must be a twin. The movie often finds shorter and more interesting paths here, without cerebral gymnastics. *** The realization is complemented, enhanced and condensed by the visual opulence of the fantastic settings, the great casting, the quirky humor, the fleshed-out roles of the adult characters. If the books wanted to celebrate the minds of children, which are claimed to be as equal or even superior to adult brains, then the adaptation appeals more to the connoisseur who can enjoy a film production in which everything fits and comes together to form a coherent whole––a style. *** The style of this successful adaptation could set a precedent, and perhaps we'll soon see other "Benedict-style" adaptations that transform children's books into contemporary entertainment for a larger, more adult audience.
  • Jul 17, 2021
    It's a decent show but it's lacking compared to the books. Probably don't watch it if you're expecting a direct-to-screen adaptation.
  • Jul 17, 2021
    So sad that the writers didn't stay closer to the wonderful books! What's great: casting of Rhonda, #2, Sticky and Miss Perumal. Reynie is okay, but Kate & Constance seem way off from the book. And Milligan is sadly awfully cast. He's supposed to be sad, not creepy. Even Mr. Benedict is off: doesn't wear plaid, doesn't suffer from narcolepsy, and is much younger. House isn't drafty & old. Rhonda & #2 argue and are suspicious of each other. Mr. Curtain isn't in a wheelchair. Colors are gorgeous and beautifully filmed. If I hadn't read the books, might not be disappointed. It just strays so much. Yet I am continuing to watch as I loved the books so much.
  • Jul 16, 2021
    Through the first 4 episodes the kids are throughly enjoying! Rare to find a 'kids show' that I enjoy more than my kids. Love the quirkeness of the charachters. All around great cast.
  • Jul 14, 2021
    Did the people that made the show actually read the book or just the dust cover? Where is the wheel chair and mirrored glasses? Why isn't Sticky bald? Why doesn't Sticky nervously clean his glasses? What's with the Waiting Room being nothing like what's in the book? SQ is Curtain's son? Why aren't they doing Morse code from the boy's bedroom window? The bike was so wonderfully well written that ad one would read you could envision every scene. We were so thrilled when we saw this was being adapted to the small screen screen and are horribly disappointed. I'm only giving it 2 stars because I think it's well cast.
  • Jul 09, 2021
    I loved the first episodes! I totally recommend it! The character writing and acting of the kids were extremely good! It gives a extraordinary spin on shows like umbrella academy! Excited for the next episodes!
  • Jul 06, 2021
    Fun for all ages. My wife and I loved it! Lots of Wes Anderson Vibes.
  • Jul 05, 2021
    Definitely a standout for Disney+ I hope it gets views! Love the cast (such amazing young actors in this series) and the writing is superb

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