The Player: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
The Player

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



Critic Ratings: 49

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Air date: Sep 24, 2015
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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 (24)

[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.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

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

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

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Poor Wesley Snipes.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Without a steady spray of sawdust coming from Snipes' direction, there's too much time to focus on the show's loony premise and unspeakable morals.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It veers between deeply implausible to formulaic and slightly predictable. And, when you've got Wesley Snipes and a Vegas setting you expect something more.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

If you can get past the outlandishness of the premise, you'll probably like NBC's new drama The Player. A lot.

Sep 23, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Wesley Snipes gets out of prison for this story of people who bet on crimes.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Don't bet on this preposterous action drama to hit a ratings jackpot.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

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