The Stranger: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Stranger

Critics Consensus

If not quite as addicting as its source material, The Stranger has a strong cast and enough tension to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

85%

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Critic Ratings: 20

77%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 187
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Episodes

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020
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Air date: Jan 30, 2020
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Air date: Jan 30, 2020
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Air date: Jan 30, 2020
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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

The Stranger: Season 1 Videos

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Cast

Richard Armitage
as Adam Price
Jennifer Saunders
as Heidi Doyle
Hannah John-Kamen
as The Stranger
Siobhan Finneran
as Johanna Griffin
Kadiff Kirwan
as Wes Ross
Dervla Kirwan
as Corinne Price
Shaun Dooley
as Doug Tripp
Stephen Rea
as Martin Killane
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Critic Reviews for The Stranger Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

Yet the original hook remains.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

[Harlan] Coben is nobody's idea of a literary crime writer, but this briskly recounted, plot-driven saga about skeletons in suburban closets is not entirely lacking in psychological insight.

Feb 3, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In elevating the emotional stakes to the same level as the conspiracy, Brocklehurst imbues "The Stranger" with a weight that stays with the viewer more effectively than all the other weekend crimetime options parading across TV schedules.

Feb 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Good fun.

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

A clever, mystery thriller, that doesn't reveal its secrets until it absolutely has to.

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

If you're a fan of British mysteries and strong women, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Feb 10, 2020 | Full Review…

'The Stranger' is an effective and addictive thriller, but despite its overabundance of elements, it is incredibly meaningless. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

In lieu of a single, compelling premise, its mystery is a web of disparate threads, which not only makes it plot-heavy but prevents any real character development.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's the kind of show where you keep saying "this is ridiculous!", but end up watching it all anyway.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The notable performances by Siobhan Finneran and Richard Armitage... are the strongest pillar that make the series work, even though it doesn't fulfill all its expectations. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 6, 2020 | Full Review…

The Stranger is a lot like most decent mystery novels: Entertaining, but meant to be consumed not remembered.

Feb 5, 2020 | Full Review…

The skillfull tying together of all the twisty knots is an all-enveloping and charged experience.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Stranger: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    The plot is too convoluted and some of the acting is the worst I've seen on Netflix. The setting is like a quasi-American suburb of Manchester where teachers are paid seemingly endless amounts of money and no one has the same accent. It is far too unbelievable. The main cast are good, but the children are awful, as are the bit players. The blond fat boy is laughably bad.
  • 3d ago
    Probably the worst thing I've ever watched on Netflix
  • 3d ago
    I think the acting in this is very good and the story is portrayed very well, from the first episode I felt very invested in the story and where it was going hence the reason I finished this all in one day. Really enjoyable!
  • 3d ago
    I think a good adaptation of the book I liked the twist at the end
  • 4d ago
    interesting & nicely twisted
  • 5d ago
    Terrible acting, convoluted plot lines with almost campy reactions to ridiculous "secrets" that are being revealed.
  • 5d ago
    An original masterpiece
  • 6d ago
    The cast was brilliant and the show was an edge of the seat thriller till the end.
  • Feb 12, 2020
    Brilliant. Compulsive watching, good acting and nice to have a female senior detective
  • Feb 12, 2020
    It passed the time, but I wouldn't say it was good. The show is overall predictable, the actors are only partly convincing and some parts of the story just don't make sense

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