The Rook: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)

Season 1
The Rook

Critics Consensus

Though it teases some appealingly pulpy puzzle pieces, The Rook's dour tone and convoluted machinations ​overshadow its intriguing premise.



Critic Ratings: 17

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Air date: Jun 30, 2019
Air date: Jul 7, 2019
Air date: Jul 14, 2019

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

The Rook has plenty to recommend it, but it often gets caught in the space between a pulpy genre thriller and a stony-faced espionage serial, too dark and constantly fighting its most promising abilities.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Rook" feels bogged down by what it lacks and what it offers. It's a little clunky in its structure and not great at explaining itself, despite lots of attempts.

Jun 27, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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[an] enthralling supernatural thriller [novel] becomes an office drama. It's toothless...and so disappointing.

Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

In the age of superheroes, the Rook characters' collective powers feel a tad underwhelming.

Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The opening episode is something of a drag, and given how much is going on in the pilot, it really shouldn't be.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

There's definitely a show worth watching in there, but the second half of the season will need to be excellent to offset the mediocrity of the earlier episodes.

Jul 1, 2019 | Rating: 3.0/5.0 | Full Review…

There's a lot of silliness in The Rook, but there's also more than enough to stay with the show for an episode or three to see if things pick up.

Jul 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a slow-burn mystery in its first few episodes, but we have high hopes that this meticulously-made drama will reward careful viewing as our heroine works to uncover who erased her memories and why.

Jul 1, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Surrounded by more or less friendly characters, and with a solemn tone that does not suit it, 'The Rook' is a nice and inconsequential pastime with which to combat the dog days. [Full review in Spanish]

Jun 30, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Rook ends up feeling like is an attempt to engineer a serious-minded companion to Counterpart, except one that lacks Counterpart's twisty complexity, nuanced approach to character duality and general depth.

Jun 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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