The Rain: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Rain: Season 1 Reviews

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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]
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.
May 11, 2018
It's a damp squib, not a downpour.
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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.
June 7, 2018
"The Rain" offers a thrilling tale of youths using courage and science to survive.
May 3, 2018
The Rain is, yes, another post-apocalyptic thing, it's different enough to entice even a jaded genre viewer into yet another grim dystopia.
May 1, 2018
One thing The Rain does very well is creating a sense of tension, especially when Simone and Rasmus are forced to leave the bunker and interact with their new world.
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
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 2, 2018
A dystopian Danish drama driven by conspiracy fears and environmental catastrophe. [...] The three leads [...] are exceptional.
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
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.
April 26, 2018
Netflix's The Rain is a thrilling new post-apocalyptic sci-fi series that sets itself apart from other series in the genre with its playful energy and an engaging search for a scientific truth behind the deadly outbreak of killer rain.
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