The Rain: Season 1 (2018)

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

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Episodes

Air date: May 4, 2018

Rainfall spreads a fatal virus; Rasmus and Simone are forced to leave their dad to seek safety.

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Air date: May 4, 2018

Alone for six years, Simone and Rasmus meet other surviving people. Simone shows off her skills.

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Air date: May 4, 2018

Simone and the group venture to Apollon HQ, but they need to make it through Denmark alive.

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Air date: May 4, 2018

Beatrice and Martin get jealous. Rasmus and Simone find a doctor who once knew their father.

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The lost team finds a sprawling house. They are invited in for the night, and Lea makes a friend.

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Beatrice and Rasmus get more alone time. Another bunker is found with mysteries kept inside.

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Patrick is tortured for information by strangers as Rasmus falls apart after getting new intel.

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Air date: May 4, 2018

The team gets to Apollon HQ and Simone gets the truth about Rasmus, her dad, and the fatal virus.

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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?

Cast & Crew

Lars Simonsen
Frederik
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Martin
Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen
Rasmus
Lukas Løkken
Patrick
Jesper Tøffner
Rasmus Heise
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Critic Reviews for The Rain Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (9)

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…
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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…

It's a damp squib, not a downpour.

May 11, 2018 | 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…

Thus far, it doesn't look like The Rain will bring anything new to the dystopian thriller category-but that shouldn't stop fans of the genre from immersing themselves into the fictional Scandinavian world it presents...

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Much like The Walking Dead was in its prime, The Rain is at its strongest when it's focusing on group dynamics and how this disaster has affected each individual differently rather than shocks and thrills.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Rain: Season 1

  • Sep 24, 2020
    The cliche happens all the time, where all the characters lacks of inteligence and always make stupid or dumb decisions and doubt the audience inteligence making you feel angry about their choices. A lot of nonsense scenes, likewise related to the environment itselft where it has passed 6 years and it still seams new or refurbished. Basically the plot is about searching for food between ultra-hightech bunkers. The entire plot is about that, sometimes it shows some clues to another weak characters history background but doesn't follow through then just a single scene and its done, the character throw a lot of information and sunddenly vanishes. The entire show is just a waste of time and resources. Avoid.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Eu amei, mas em algumas partes é meio confuso, surgem novas perguntas, mas nunca respostas sobre perguntas passadas. Fora que a série é sobre uma chuva mortal, mas em alguns episódios a chuva não mata, isso é explicado bem depois, mas é um tempo suficiente para confundir o espectador.
  • Aug 28, 2020
    How does everyone outside the bunker survive if the rain has the virus? They can't drink the water and they can't eat any food they find because the rain would contaminate it. Also how after 6 years does Lea have braces that all intact.
  • Aug 28, 2020
    This was one of the best drama series I've ever watched. Three seasons were a perfect length to tell a great story. There are plenty of reviews that go into detail, all I'll say is if you're a fan of a well written and fantastically acted post-apocalyptic human story, you'll love this. A side note, before I got into it I read reviews on Netflix. Someone said to watch the show with subtitles instead of English dubbed. I did that and am so glad I did. Even though I didn't understand the language, it was so much better hearing the actors speak in their own voices. The subtitles were just second nature and kept me involved.
  • Aug 26, 2020
    This is what Hollywood series have been missing. Character relationships, realistic CGI but not too much of it, not American at all. EuroDanish masterpiece. All actors totally shone and crafted to perfection. I want MORE Danish series for netflix.
  • Aug 25, 2020
    Interesting premise and decent pacing. I enjoyed the dynamics of the characters. Yes, they make really stupid decisions but that is TV.
  • Aug 08, 2020
    I understand that when it comes to movies/tv shows in order for them to show drama and horror etc there is a certain level of "bad decisions" by the actors that have to be made in order for the "drama" to rise. However, with this TV show - it is just absolutely shocking. The writing is awful, the acting is poor, the level of stupidity is extremely high, and last but not least...the irritating "why?" question every 5seconds is ever so constant. "Why must I do this daddy?" "Why are you doing that?" "Why is the rain bad?" Jesus, just do as you're told maybe? However, that's not even the worst part. They manage to kill their mom within the first episode, cause a car accident and have to walk exposing their whole family risk of dying from the rain. It's just idiotic from the start. I don't know how this has managed 3 series so far... the first episode is more than enough to let this one die.
  • Aug 08, 2020
    Very enjoyable suspenseful show!
  • Aug 06, 2020
    " the group has the freedom to be who they want to be" ? Eh, not quite, might try watching it ? It's passable, but it does drag on a tad. Nothing that original in the material. You've seen it before, but not in this language.
  • Aug 06, 2020
    Ok well whom ever the director and writers were they could have done better. I normally do not watch the voice over foreign series but I though what the hell the rest of the world has to deal with it unless they speak English. scientist father who is supposed to save the world, spoiler the poison rain is his fault but he is the only one who can save the world? the scientist leaves his family in a bunker gives his daughter a speech about protecting her brother then both of them open the bunker getting their mother killed while tiring to save them from a guy who followed them there; in the brothers defense he was very young but you would think the sister would have had a little more sense because shes older and her dad just told her to stay in the bunker. After a few episodes its kind of reminded me of the walking dead with the cult that eats people, there is something wrong from the get go only one guy can see that from the group (yes there is a group of young really stupid people) how they managed to live for 6+ years at this point seems to be dumb luck.

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