The Son: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
The Son

Critics Consensus

The Son's epic narrative and strong central performance are crippled by sluggish pacing, hasty direction, and superficial execution.



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 163
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Air date: Apr 8, 2017
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Pierce Brosnan
as Eli McCullough
Jacob Lofland
as Young Eli McCullough
Henry Garrett
as Pete McCullough
Zahn McClarnon
as Toshaway
Paola Nunez
as Maria Garcia
Sydney Lucas
as Jeannie McCullough
Carlos Bardem
as Pedro Garcia
David Wilson Barnes
as Phineas McCullough
Elizabeth Frances
as Prairie Flower
Shane Graham
as Charles McCullough
Tatanka Means
as Charges the Enemy
Caleb Burgess
as Jonas McCullough
Manuel Uriza
as Aniceto Pizaña
Elliot Villar
as Cesar Sanchez
Adrian Sparks
as Judge Thadeus Killborn
Nick Stevenson
as Fred Bernhauer
Ryan Scott Lee
as James Greenhorn
Brett Rice
as William Philpott
Megan Heyn
as Miss Lily
J.D. Evermore
as The Buffalo Hunter
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Critic Reviews for The Son Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (17)

While AMC is known for some of TV's best dramas, and while the cinematography in The Son is grand, this western doesn't promise to become more than "Dallas" on the frontier.

Apr 7, 2017 | Full Review…

While I wish The Son was more dramatically engaging, it is certainly the kind of program that warrants thematic dissection and discussion. And we can't have enough of those.

Apr 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Brosnan is back on TV! Now that we've gotten past the most exciting part of The Son, the show looks good, too.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Missed opportunities and hard choices propel The Son. It echoes Giant and Dallas yet holds the nostalgia to deliver a fresh, engrossing take on Westerns.

Mar 31, 2017 | Full Review…

There's potential here, but The Son needs to be a bit quicker on the draw.

Mar 13, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Son is destined to be must watch television.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

AMC's new series gets off to a slow start, and needs to do much, much more to engage an audience.

Dec 19, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Quality drama about oil industry family kind of a snooze.

Apr 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

That's Pierce Brosnan behind the whiskers in this epic oater about a wealthy Texas cattle baron.

Apr 11, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The series functions much the same as the oil the McCullochs desperately seek in the early 1900s storyline: It's obvious something is there, but nobody has figured out how to get to it.

Apr 10, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

All things considered, The Son is worth the watch, and you may lose yourself in the West in the best way as long as you keep tuning in each week.

Apr 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you're looking for yet another show centered around a morally grey white man with a dark past, The Son might be right up your alley.

Sep 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Son: Season 1

  • Sep 24, 2019
    Loved the series. Great acting, authentic scenery, and very gritty. I felt like I was there. I would highly recommend watching both seasons.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    It was refreshing seeing this type of show. Great story line great acting! I just loved this show.
  • Jun 28, 2019
    Bit of the old same TV show but definitely enjoyable
  • Jun 10, 2019
    If the audience member has read historical non-fiction about the Comanches and Apaches taking young captives then the whole series, based on the main character, Eli, would make sense and the evolution of Eli would make sense, and is astoundingly reflective of those days past. I love this epic series.
  • May 30, 2019
    Muito bom, de muito bom gosto.
  • May 12, 2019
    I love Brosnan! Brings great depth of character. Another reason to utterly ignore critics and look at the audience rating! Far more accurate!
  • Apr 09, 2019
    Just finished the 1st Season and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great storytelling.
  • Mar 28, 2019
    Had potential but the story got progressively inconsistent and farcical
  • Aug 15, 2018
    Great to have a good old western drama and enjoyed all the plot twists. Can't wait for Season 2.
  • Jul 29, 2018
    THIS MOVIE WAS an adaptation of the Phillip Meyer novel. It was good, but didn't follow the book all the time. In this one, RT critics rated it 50%, but the audience gave it 84%.

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