The Path: Season 1 Reviews

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December 3, 2018
The Path's twisting and emotionally jarring story of a cult-ish communal following stands up to the best that any networks or other streaming services have to offer.
June 14, 2018
Overall, it's not a bad beginning to a series intent on exploring human suffering and the lengths people will go to in order to stop hurting.
August 28, 2017
Cult and religion, and the difference between the two - assuming there is a real difference between the two - is the backbone of The Path, a smart, haunting new series that premieres on Hulu today.
August 10, 2017
Scientology, and any "coincidental resemblances to it," may pique viewers' interest, but The Path doesn't need it to sustain a tense, layered drama.
September 25, 2016
The true test of any high-concept show is how readily the viewer buys in to its internal logic, how quickly that ideology becomes just a channel for rewarding character study. The Path achieves this almost from the outset.
June 7, 2016
The Path proves that it can do just fine on its own merits.
May 29, 2016
The series shows immense potential for growth into new territories, bigger plots and even more psychologically thrilling twists and turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 31, 2016
It's a storyline that takes some sophistication to appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2016
The Path is not a rollicking Scientology takedown but a more measured, slow-building dismantling of the insidious accommodations required to maintain absolute religious certainty.
March 31, 2016
The Path is not a great TV show - not yet - but it's great-adjacent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 31, 2016
We've only previewed the first couple of episodes, but we're convinced that Hulu's latest drama could develop more than just a cult following.
March 31, 2016
It's a compelling but slow and dire series that falls into that mid-range of long-form TV drama, where you're interested enough to keep watching till the season is through.
March 30, 2016
It's a lot, enough to keep The Path jumping along with plot developments and metaphorical twists. None of which is as interesting as watching the various characters, main and otherwise, grapple with the benefits and requirements of faith.
March 30, 2016
Although it took me a while to accept the premise of the show, I cannot deny that it is well-made and thoughtful, if mostly concerned with the thoughts and feelings of very frustrating people.
March 30, 2016
The Path, with its distinctive and captivating blend of cult curiosity and domestic drama, serves up enough entertainment to make its slower pace feel worthwhile.
March 30, 2016
The Path is a gripping, meditative look at people in turmoil.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10
March 30, 2016
As an off-kilter family drama, it packs quite a punch.
March 30, 2016
Not all of the scenes manage the efficient storytelling of these episodes' more visually-minded sequences, but if it embraces its visual flourishes and trusts its talented cast, The Path has the potential to be a strong addition to Hulu's lineup.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 30, 2016
[The premiere] introduced a whole lot of questions about the movement and the people who follow it - and it's those open-ended storylines that make The Path all the more intriguing.
March 30, 2016
The first season of Jessica Goldberg's cult drama will lure you in with the truth and hold you captive for its final thrilling hours.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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