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: 247
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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…

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

  • 4d ago
    Concept and setting is really good, characters take time to develop but turned out to be surprising. With so little episodes it achieves to get you hooked and ready for another season.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    Glad i stuck out watching the show until episode 5, usually i quit at 4 if its just not pulling me into the story. I am actually looking forward to season 2 even though i am definitely not in the target audience.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    I think this is the best tv series I watched in 2019..This is very awesome tv show because this is about teenager like us..That's why I like it..Even actors are are trying to survive and they strugle . Story is super cool and I love this tv show..This show shows us lot of people's reality..I'm really curious about what will happen next..
  • Sep 23, 2019
    It's frictional, yet very realistic. The story is quite rush overall. Conflicts are not developed in detail. At same time, they are solved very quickly. Some characters were not fully developed. Overall, the story is quite unique in term of content.
  • Sep 13, 2019
    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.

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