The Passage: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Passage: Season 1 Reviews

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January 16, 2019
The cliché hobbled vampire drama really isn't much fun or very interesting despite its obvious ambitions.
January 16, 2019
The Passage is a cautionary tale about forcing an unnatural match between organism and host. It's instructive, if not for the reasons its creators think.
January 14, 2019
The Passage is doomed by its unwillingness to commit to its own darkness.
January 14, 2019
There's morality struggles and supposed bigger questions about humanity, but it's all lost in a mess of genre splashes. Add in paper-thin characters and an abysmal sense of pacing, and you have a new show that misfires on just about every front.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 15, 2019
As adaptations go, The Passage seems only partially interested in focusing on what was so appealing about Cronin's novel in the first place.
January 14, 2019
Turns a grand sci-fi epic into a boring network drama about disagreements among government agents.
January 14, 2019
The Passage could have been so much better. But it's just too rough around the edges to encourage viewers to hang around and see if it gets any better.
January 17, 2019
A ridiculously impatient, condensed approach to its source material.
January 14, 2019
There is no piece of information delivered fluidly or artfully in The Passage. Maybe if this had been a cable or streaming show with 55 minutes per episode, there might have been time for breathing.
January 14, 2019
In "The Passage," you're waiting for the beasts to get loose.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 10, 2019
If the show keeps its strong mix of character-driven narrative and palpable dread, all the bad ideas in its plot could add up to something brilliant.
January 14, 2019
It's a unified, at times baffling experience wrapped up with a Gosselaar bow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2019
[O]verall, it's a series with the promise to intrigue, terrify and bring nuanced tales of fanged villains back into the weekly fold (it's been a long time since "True Blood.") Just don't call them vampires.
January 22, 2019
Everything is working together and executed in a way that makes The Passage one of the most engaging shows I've seen in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 7, 2019
The Passage is middle of the road average but in the best of ways. It's a show that's fun and enjoyable but not so far in its own head that it thinks it the next great American television series.
January 16, 2019
The developing father-daughter bond between Brad and Amy transcends the nonsense and pulls it all together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
January 14, 2019
It's a worthy endeavor... But for it to work in the long run, The Passage will need to start balancing the strength of the bond between its two principals with a clearer, stronger sense of the real horror they're facing.
January 23, 2019
Dramatic horror adaptation has vampires, bloody violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2019
If the show can maintain its breakneck speed and continue unspooling the plot at a fast clip without running out of kite string, I expect viewers will still be around to see it.
January 14, 2019
The relationship between Sidney and Gosselaar is definitely the tentpole. Their chemistry is extraordinary as her cynically mistrustful character becomes entwined with the hard-as-rock agent.
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