The Plot Against America: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Plot Against America

Critics Consensus

A cautionary tale that hits close to home, The Plot Against America's handsomely realized revisionist history is disturbingly relevant, making it difficult, but essential viewing.

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Critic Ratings: 60

71%

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User Ratings: 35
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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 16, 2020
2
Air date: Mar 23, 2020
3
Air date: Mar 30, 2020
4
Air date: Apr 6, 2020
5
Air date: Apr 13, 2020
6
Air date: Apr 20, 2020

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Cast

Winona Ryder
as Evelyn Finkel
John Turturro
as Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf
Zoe Kazan
as Elizabeth Levin
Anthony Boyle
as Alvin
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Critic Reviews for The Plot Against America Season 1

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (25)

It watches as prejudice and injustice spread insidiously like a disease, as the abnormal and obnoxious and unthinkable become commonplace.

Mar 23, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"The Plot Against America" is indelible piece of work about how politics reaches into personal lives.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Roth captured big, complicated ideas about a big complicated country. They're far too big for any screen. Sorry - even one as lovingly attended to as this one.

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Roth's story becomes a meticulously detailed and gorgeously directed miniseries.

Mar 16, 2020 | Full Review…
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How Simon escalates the story, and just how close to home the series hits, is yet to be seen. But "The Plot Against America" is off to a promising beginning - if not in content, then in form.

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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But the series' feet are in the 1940s while its head is in the late 2010s. And as a result doesn't feel like it fully belongs anywhere.

Mar 16, 2020 | Full Review…
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An excellent, albeit slow-burning, look at a fleshed-out alternate reality where an everyday American family... face opposition from neighbors who quickly reveal their true colors.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a superb cast, and if you liked showrunner David Simon's The Wire and Treme, you'll find this fantasy world is catnip.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

The Plot Against America seeks to answer no less grand a question than what this country means.

Mar 20, 2020 | Full Review…

I don't know where your head is at right now, a week into a societal shutdown with no definitive end...But, weirdly, I found The Plot Against America somewhat reassuring.

Mar 19, 2020 | Full Review…

A demagogue like Lindbergh is an unmistakably resonant villain. This is not an easy watch, nor a perfect one, but its unmistakable seriousness makes it worthy of your time.

Mar 19, 2020 | Full Review…

More than anything, HBO's adaptation nails a tricky dynamic to depict in a dramatic form like film or television: the sensation that significant, world-shaping historical events are unfolding around you and there's no way to control them.

Mar 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Plot Against America: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Fair to middling. The production values were great - one had a real sense of time and place. As far as the plot was concerned - the book was more engaging - is it neccessary to string this out into multiple episodes?
  • 5d ago
    I read this when it first came out. I think John Torturro is miscast as a Newark rabbi with a Southern accent, but the recreation of the period simulates the era we are observing. Winona Ryder looks right as a middle-aged Jewish aunt, not so sure about Zoe Kazan. The writing is commendable, but the anti-semites will never go away. Luck, Lucky Lindy did.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    Winona Ryder gives a brilliant performance of a woman whose wish to not be an "old maid" leads her to turn her back on everything she believes in.
  • Mar 21, 2020
    This is fantastic writing. David Simon at his best. The series is more relevant today than ever before.
  • Mar 19, 2020
    brilliant tv series that's disturbingly relevant today

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