The Society: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Society

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 34


Audience Score

User Ratings: 236
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Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019
Air date: May 10, 2019

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Critic Reviews for The Society Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (7)

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…

It's easy to sneer at The Society, awash as it is in teen-series melodrama and a perpetually unsatisfying central mystery that only truly serves as a high-concept hook, but there's something oddly seductive about the show as it comes into its own.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The references to canonical literature and moral texts may not help them much as the teens teeter between good intentions and bad impulses, high ideals and dark desires, occasional clarity and murky confusion. Just like the rest of us.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | 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…

Audience Reviews for The Society: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Definitely want to see season 2! There are too many open questions
  • Sep 02, 2019
    If you don't watch this you're literally missing a great series. This is where I fell for Kathryn Newton. The characters and the story are so well written you just can't help but love it. The thrill is there to keep at the edge-of-the-seat.
  • Aug 28, 2019
    Concept is very good, character development very well done, but not enough earth shattering events for an apocalyptic show.
  • Aug 19, 2019
    i mean, it's a good show. the storyline is great, but it didn't show all the potential it has. it can be very entertaining and addicting tho. also, sometimes i thought there were like "cringe" moments. i thought the acting was great.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    Very entertaining and novel - if often frustrating
  • Aug 08, 2019
    Absolute joke that this show has 85% on rotten tomatoes — a reliable site that I have always trusted when it came to entertainment ratings! This show us entirely predictable, immature, offensive, and just poor writing. The season could have ended in 10+ more interring ways. If you are a fan of true crime and mystery, you will be disappointed by the almost pointless and obvious ending to this season. If not, you may enjoy the show.
  • Jul 23, 2019
    Really really well made with interesting developments in characters. Looking forward to season 2
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I think it's a good show, I definitely think it's binge worthy and interesting but I don't see it as a long lasting show. The ending was so messed up and confusing not just that but the while idea of the show was so far fetched...
  • Jul 22, 2019
    I'll admit at first I was slow to get into it, but once I did I was completely immersed in this world and in these characters. The ideas it presents are really fascinating to me but it wasn't overwhelmingly philosophical. I can't wait for Season 2!
  • Jul 11, 2019
    So for starters, you have to binge watch this show, or at least watch an episode without interruptions. Its a little hard to follow but in my opinion, these are the type of shows people need to watch more. It teaches you so much about a new world, a way to survive. I love this show, maybe one of the best ones I've ever seen. Cant wait for season 2.

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