The Purge: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Bloated and boring, The Purge kills its own fleetingly fun premise and proves that not all stories work better on the small screen.


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Air date: Sep 4, 2018
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The first season of "The Purge" follows a group of individuals, each pursuing their own agendas while trying to survive the 12 violence-ridden hours of Purge Night. US Marine Miguel Guerrero (Gabriel Chavarria) returns home to search for his sister Penelope (Jessica Garza). Penelope has joined a cult that sacrifices its members to Purgers, led by Good Leader Tavis (Fiona Dourif). Jane Barbour (Amanda Warren) uses Purge Night to conduct something nefarious against her boss David Ryker (William Baldwin). Rick Betancourt (Colin Woodell) and his wife Jenna (Hannah Anderson) attend a pro-Purge party despite their anti-Purge beliefs to drum up financial support for their various charities.

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Critic Reviews for The Purge Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (11)

A delicious tension as we count down to Purge Commencement and, whether or not you care for the political commentary, the episode succeeds in bringing a B-movie lustre to the small screen.

Sep 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The fact that it's also clumsily made and rife with mediocre performances seems almost beside the point in the context of how pointless this thing is in the first place.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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To say television deserves better is obvious, so instead let's remember "The Purge" deserves better, too.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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So hot on the heels of the other movies, as well as the impassioned state of the country as a whole, it feels too much like an afterthought.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

After viewing the the first three episodes of Season One, I see "The Purge" as overwhelmingly unsuitable for basic cable television.

Jan 18, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The series is a song for cruelty without style. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Instead of opening new avenues of what mayhem could occur during the annual ritual of a not-too-far-in-the-future America,... the cumbersome multiple plots of the TV series go for endless and mind-numbing murder.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"Fans of the franchise should find plenty to enjoy in the new series, whether it's the tangents of world-building and deepened mythology, the freaky new masks, or the ensemble of rich characters."

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm not saying that season one of The Purge was bad, mind you. It had its moments. I'm just saying that it would have been better if it had been edited down to, say, an hour and 40 minutes without commercial breaks.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This is the best incarnation of The Purge yet. The mythology of the films has been begging to be unpacked a bit, and the series has done that without explaining too much in the process.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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