The Rain: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
The Rain

Critics Consensus

The Rain starts out slow, but develops into a thrilling addition to the dystopia television genre.



Critic Ratings: 33


Audience Score

User Ratings: 595
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Air date: May 4, 2018
Air date: May 4, 2018
Air date: May 4, 2018
Air date: May 4, 2018
Air date: May 4, 2018
Air date: May 4, 2018
Air date: May 4, 2018
Air date: May 4, 2018

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Set free from their collective past and societal rules the group has the freedom to be who they want to be. In their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there's still love, jealousy, coming of age, and many of the problems they thought they'd left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew. Who will you be when the rain comes?

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Critic Reviews for The Rain Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

The Rain never gets to the point where you're pulling for the water droplets, but this is one barren wasteland that makes it difficult to care about anything other than surviving it.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

But what The Rain lacks in originality it makes up for by remixing elements of YA fiction, postapocalypse drama, and cli-fi into a gripping kind of mashup.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A dystopian Danish drama driven by conspiracy fears and environmental catastrophe. [...] The three leads [...] are exceptional.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Rain offers a potent mixture of enticing mystery, propulsive action, and most importantly, fascinating characters that aren't easy to pin down.

May 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The emotional journeys of the young people eking out a tense post-apocalyptic existence pulled me in much more than I was expecting because every character is constructed with surprising nuance and balance.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Rain is some of the best survivalist drama to hit screens in years, even if it leans heavily on the familiar tropes, with exciting, unpredictable and genuinely likable characters that keep you glued to the screen.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The narrative lacks internal cohesion and some of the plot twists, such as Frederik's motivations for his actions, strain credulity. Some characters, like the evil boss of Apollon, are not fleshed out enough to possess the requisite gravitas.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The beginning of this story accumulates topics clumsily and has characters that do not earn the interest of the spectator. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not so much that The Rain breaks new ground for the postapocaptic-dystopia narrative. It's simply that it shows how much more ground there is to explore in that great big quarantine zone of a genre.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Rain" offers a thrilling tale of youths using courage and science to survive.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Rain: Season 1

  • Aug 02, 2019
    Terrible story line with bunch of teenage idiots
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Why do they have to make the lead characters so stupid and naive. Slow and boring episodes.
  • Jul 12, 2019
    I agree with everything bad said about the first two episodes and I took the advice and stuck it out and watched the third because you all told us to. Well I made it to 6, not sure if that is a record but I couldn't stand the stupidity and the series of impossible events that glue the show together. I will throw out SPOILER. For a girl who was a teen when the rain happened she has a hell of a sense of direction. Spin her in a circle and she can find the next bunker with no map. You never see anyone take a drink of water. It rains and the sit on the roof top a min later, walk in wet weeds and we won't even mention mist or fog. I was so confused I thought maybe gravity plus rain was the poison. She says her brother's name 2317 times. We call him mouse mouse. I almost turned it off when they shot 3 bad guys who had guns but never picked up an extra gun or even hid them. The ha ha you took a bite of the human soup now you are in the lottery was a forced scene too. I could go on and on, it makes a fun game to drink when she says her brother's name.
  • May 26, 2019
    The characters are so incredibly stupid, its hard to imagine something like this could happen the way they tell it. awful and infuriating. everyone is annoying
  • May 25, 2019
    Super! One of the best series
  • May 24, 2019
    The whole series seems as if it's voiced over/out of sync...
  • May 21, 2019
    The whole story is pretty bad and so boring. Every single chapter was a suffering. I really dislike the whole characters, but especially the girl who plays Simone.
  • May 19, 2019
    I honestly liked it a lot. Good and intersting characters. But it did have some major plot holes, like WHY THE FUCK DIDNT THEY WEAR PROPER RAINCLOTHES OUTSIDE? When they even had some really good stuff from the bunker. Haha. But still nice and lot of good twists.
  • May 18, 2019
    #The Rain #Season1 I loved it. I identify with the characters. I want the #Season2 Now!!
  • May 17, 2019
    Love the storyline & the characters. Have waited impatiently for season 2

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