The Society: Season 1 (2019)

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An intriguing tangle of mystery and melodrama, what The Society lacks in levity -- and at times clarity -- it makes up for with its surprisingly thoughtful exploration of community, culture, and what it means to grow up.

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User Ratings: 381

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Episodes

Air date: May 10, 2019

After their class trip is cut short, students at West Ham High School return home to discover their town completely empty.

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Air date: May 10, 2019

Cassandra and her friends prepare for an uncertain future, while Harry's crew just wants to party. Sam and Becca make a discovery.

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Air date: May 10, 2019

After the boys ransack the stores, Cassandra rallies the girls to exert their power. The students plan a prom, and Kelly uncovers a family secret.

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Air date: May 10, 2019

A shocking event puts everyone on edge. As chaos sets in, Allie's friends urge her to step up and lead. Gordie conducts an investigation.

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Air date: May 10, 2019

A student's confession leads to an arrest and a trial. Elle experiences Campbell's dark side, and Harry's drug use escalates.

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Air date: May 10, 2019

Allie questions Elle about Campbell. As the town grows restless awaiting Allie's decision, Will and Grizz push for harsh measures.

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Air date: May 10, 2019

Six months later, Harry sinks deeper into depression, Grizz and Sam bond, Gordie arrives at a theory about West Ham, and Elle puts a plan into action.

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A Thanksgiving feast takes a frightening turn. In the aftermath, the Guard oversteps its powers. Meanwhile, Sam is torn between Becca and Grizz.

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Will tells Allie he has feelings for her. Elle confides in Helena. Campbell pressures Harry to run for mayor. Grizz leads an expectation.

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Air date: May 10, 2019

Campbell plots a coup with Lexie and the Guard. Kelly spots something suspicious in a photo. Becca goes into labor. The expedition returns with news.

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Critic Reviews for The Society Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (9)

At a certain point the drama does get addictive, as the show eventually reveals what it's really about: a grim reckoning with the fact that these teens have had to grow up too fast.

May 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

While heavy on plot and rather shallow in places, The Society is a glossy but disturbing tale of teen survival that utilises rising star Kathryn Newton for all her talents.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As great as the show is (and it is great), you can't help but feel they have glossed over certain things that probably (read: definitely) will happen in this kind of situation.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Netflix's new teen science fiction drama The Society riffs on Lord of the Flies without treating children as some sort of mysterious alien brood.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

What works most in the favor of The Society is the frustration it builds in a viewer. This is not a complaint, it's a compliment.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Society is similarly well worth trying on for size, as much for its wit and resonance as its grabby storylines. It may not be revolutionary, but as the best teen drama currently out there it makes a stirring argument for starting over.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

[The Society] feels raw and authentic despite its fantastical concept, and it's doing really interesting things with its storytelling and characterisation.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Society, while far from perfect, holds its own in this crowded market and does exactly what it says on the tin.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

A top-notch drama about youth facing the challenges of citizenship, community, and freedom.

Jun 13, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Society is insanely addictive, a mix of not just The Walking Dead but Lord of the Flies and M. Night Shyamalan's Fox series Wayward Pines.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Society is a compelling, haunting drama that is really all about power.

Jun 1, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A fresh take on utopia and anarchy under a teen driven society. Great performances and a decent script make this a decent and bingeworthy watch.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Society: Season 1

  • 10h ago
    This show is so amazing and I love it! I started watching it a year ago when I was dealing with things. This show has made see things differently. It touches on so many important subjects like LGBTQ, Muslim, and the deaf without going over board. It made it very realistic and close to heart. I would recommend watching this show.
  • 10h ago
    This show is so amazing and I love it! Within the first day that it was released I binge watched the entire season. The Society has amazing values and representation that are being portrayed on screen from domestic violence to substance abuse. Many people can relate to those topics.
  • 10h ago
    This is an amazing show, there are so many turns and turns as well as things you wouldn't expect. I definitely recommend it!
  • 3d ago
    the main character in this series is very complex and I love it, this show is amazing.
  • 3d ago
    I highly recommend this series, especially for those who like mystery!
  • 3d ago
    this series is perfect and deserves much more recognition for the simple fact of addressing matters of extreme necessity.
  • 3d ago
    all the characters in this show are so interesting and the story is amazing too.
  • 3d ago
    incredible story full of mysteries in addition to a super talented cast, this show has a lot of future I hope we have a continuation.
  • 3d ago
    this show is almost a masterpiece i loved it, we have a lot of representation and the story holds you back, i hope we have a continuation soon.
  • 3d ago
    this show is perfect and has a lot of representativeness besides having a very interesting story, unlike the other series they did not romanticize an abusive relationship.

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