The Rain: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Rain: Season 1 Reviews

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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.
May 4, 2018
The Rain has the potential to be another one of Netflix's international sleeper hits, and it's going to leave you on the edge of your seat.
May 4, 2018
Not just a knuckle-gnawing, post-apocalyptic thriller ride, not just a series about whether humanity can survive such a catastrophe. It asks whether people can learn to care for and love each other again, establish right from wrong - be human.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2018
Boasting a delightfully imaginative premise clearly inspired by the works of Stephen King - toxic rain kills anyone who comes in contact with it - it's a consistently engaging show, one that keeps reinventing itself in each new episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2018
At the very least, I implore you to watch the pilot long enough to see little Rasmus turn tall and swole in a single, cinematic cut. Your tiny inner conspiracy nut will burst with joy at all the possibilities that single cut suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 3, 2018
The popularity of post-apocalyptic fare over the past decade suggests that plenty of people may become instantly addicted to The Rain, and I can understand why... I may not have been in the right mood. But I can't necessarily blame that on The Rain.
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