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: 335

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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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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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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

  • Aug 29, 2020
    Best show I have ever watched!
  • Aug 28, 2020
    Nothing going on here.
  • Aug 26, 2020
    Great show, Contrasting others views, there isn't that much feminism. Often there is a debate about whether political reasoning or brute strength should take lead and men often demonstrate brutality. Although men are still seen to exhibit the more intellectual side of the argument as well. Overall, a fantastic show with many twists.
  • Aug 20, 2020
    The concept was intriguing at first, but episodes 2-10 do nothing to explain any of the questions posed in the first episode. At the end of the show they have made no progress in figuring out where they are, how they got there, etc... The character development was little to none and most of the show seemed like filler. The ending also did nothing but confirm information we already knew. I wish they focused more on the core plot. Overall a good show if you like dystopian, lord of the flies type shows.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    the society is barely watchable for one reason only. the entire show is designed to bring hate upon men. Rude and sexist women in this show is considered powerful and innocent.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    feminist garbage and so unrealistic. StRaIgHt WhItE mEn BaD
  • Jun 19, 2020
    This show is really bad. I do not recommend it. The characters are extremely unlikeable, and straight-up hypocrites. The plot is very stupid, too. I don't have anything good to say about it. It's just, really bad.
  • May 05, 2020
    Way too much feminist and their extreme views.
  • May 02, 2020
    Keeps you thinking and is interesting to see how the kids handle each situation and how they react. I want the show to focus a little more on the how and why they are in their situation. But I bet next season we will see more of that. Great show
  • May 02, 2020
    Love it, love cast so needs at least 3 seasons, love Kathryn Newton ❤️❤️☀️

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