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The Player: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: The Player's convoluted premise weighs down a game cast, bringing nothing original to the table.


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The first season of this crime drama follows a security expert named Alex Kane (Philip Winchester) who encounters an elite gambling organization called the House, which is led by the mysterious Mr. Johnson (Wesley Snipes). After his ex-wife, Ginny (Daisy Betts), is murdered, Alex agrees to work for the group in exchange for the promise that they will assist him in solving the mystery behind her death. Members of the House place bets on Alex and whether or not they believe he has the ability to prevent certain crimes before they occur. Alex becomes determined to learn the truth after he discovers more secrets behind the circumstances of Ginny's death and uncovers evidence that suggests the House may have even played a role in the event. The cast also features Charity Wakefield as Cassandra King and Damon Gupta as Det. Cal Brown.


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Critic Reviews for The Player: Season 1

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (23)

Absolutely nothing that occurs here is believable in the slightest. But does that matter? Absolutely not.

June 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[The Player] which features Wesley Snipes as the head of Los Vegas syndicate that bets on crime... is packed with action (and Winchester's abs) as well as a cheeky, almost campy sense of humor, as if it's fully aware of how silly this all is.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

It's hard to quantify but there's something more enjoyable about a program that knows its purpose and function in the TV landscape and doesn't outreach its grasp. The Player is fun, and doesn't really try to be anything more than that.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

There are some good action sequences, and Snipes is his usual smooth self, but neither is enough to compensate for the convoluted, leaden premise. Game over.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

[Winchester's] a charmingly roguish performer, and in The Player he's well-matched to his character.

September 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Poor Wesley Snipes.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Player: Season 1


A terribly boring drama filled with fillers and no plot.


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