The Red Road: Season 1 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: The Red Road suffers from uneven writing, but its talented cast and creepy story hint at undeveloped promise.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 27, 2014
2
Air date: Mar 6, 2014
3
Air date: Mar 13, 2014
4
Air date: Mar 20, 2014
5
Air date: Mar 27, 2014
6
Air date: Apr 3, 2014

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Cable drama about Sheriff Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) trying to keep peace in two worlds while policing the small New Jersey town in which he grew up and the nearby Native American settlement, where he finds himself crossing paths with Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa), an ex-con and member of the tribe. At the same time, Jensen is dealing at home with an emotionally unstable wife (Julianne Nicholson). With the disappearance of a college student, both communities are on edge, and during the course of the investigation, secrets come to light that impact both the local townsfolk and the Native Americans. Later, Jensen becomes caught between the law and a compromise he entered into with Kopus, whose criminal activities have him involved in dealings with Albanian mobsters. In the season finale, a violent showdown pits the sheriff and the ex-con against the vicious, vengeful underworld hoods.

Cast

Martin Henderson
as Harold Jensen
Julianne Nicholson
as Jean Jensen
Jason Momoa
as Phillip Kopus
Tom Sizemore
as Jack Kopus
Annalise Basso
as Kate Jensen
Allie Gonino
as Rachel Jensen
Kiowa Gordon
as Junior Van Der Veen
Tamara Tunie
as Marie Van Der Veen
Lisa Bonet
as Sky Van Der Veen
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Critic Reviews for The Red Road Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

The Red Road feels like it might play better as one giant movie than as something doled out week to week.

Feb 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Red Road gets more gripping by the hour.

Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

From beginning to end, The Red Road lets Jason Momoa walk all over it, trampling any potential for conflict or spark. The best shows can dazzle us with strong characters. But strong characters can crush weak shows.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The deliberate pacing and slow revelation of key motivations and certain relationships don't make it easy on viewers, but you didn't tune in for "Law & Order: Mahwah."

Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It simply tells an engrossing story well, with a welcome lack of melodrama and self-aggrandizing and an appropriate level of violence.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Red Road demands patience, but from what I've seen, it strongly suggests that will be rewarded.

Feb 26, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

While The Red Road is gorgeous to look at, and the ideas behind it can be intriguing, it gets mired in attempts to string out what little plot is there over a six episode first season.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Whether this finely acted slow-burner can unravel the exhausting amount of mysteries introduced in its pilot remains to be seen, but I'm looking forward to travelling down The Red Road.

Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The Red Road doesn't play much catch-up for viewers, and one gets the sense that it won't be until the final episode of the series airs that everything makes sense. That's the type of storytelling people want in their TV series now.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Anyone anticipating the next Breaking Bad will have to keep waiting. This is an awfully dull detour.

Feb 27, 2014 | Full Review…

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