The Rain: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Rain: Season 1 Reviews

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December 20, 2018
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.
November 12, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2018
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.
June 28, 2018
The beginning of this story accumulates topics clumsily and has characters that do not earn the interest of the spectator. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 20, 2018
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.
June 7, 2018
"The Rain" offers a thrilling tale of youths using courage and science to survive.
May 11, 2018
It's a damp squib, not a downpour.
May 10, 2018
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2018
The Rain is a solid entry into the dystopian realm, and it forces its young adult (and teen) characters to go without those precious years where one is allowed to screw up in life and receive second and third chances.
May 7, 2018
From what we've seen so far, The Rain is so much more than 'The Walking Dead with teens' - it's a satisfyingly full-blooded and handsomely filmic series that justifies the hype.
May 7, 2018
The overall story, which sometimes feels like a cross between Contagion and The Walking Dead, isn't particularly original... But this doesn't stop The Rain from being entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2018
The Rain tries hard and you can sense that there's so much potential there but it feels a bit of a misfire unfortunately for what could be a really compelling watch.
May 7, 2018
The enigmatic Beatrice (Angela Bundalovic) is a standout, as we come to realize she's far more than a doe-eyed damsel in distress.
May 7, 2018
It all sounds (and looks) rather promising but I can't work up the enthusiasm, and the other teen survivors are less than charming.
May 7, 2018
Moments like these are both heartbreaking and thrilling, driving the plot forward in tandem while exposing the characters' deepest vulnerabilities.
May 4, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 4, 2018
Its confident storytelling provides plenty of hope.
May 4, 2018
But, some clumsy storytelling aside, and after an inauspicious start for the series' main characters, The Rain offers an entertaining enough spin on the standard apocalypse drama - YA and otherwise - to warrant a watch.
May 4, 2018
The Rain is a full-tilt, genetically modified generic teen apocalypse on the theme of refugees. Scratch it, but take an umbrella.
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