The Stranger: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Stranger

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 24

73%

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User Ratings: 358

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

A passerby informs Adam Price of some strange news concerning his partner. Detectives Johanna and Wes are tasked with an unusual case.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

Adam is desperate to find Corinne and learns new information to shed light on the mystery. The teens do their best to cover their tracks while Johanna has a breakthrough in the Dante case. The stranger strikes again, with devastating consequences for one member of the community.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

Adam goes head-to-head with an old adversary and his investigation into Corinne's disappearance leads him to another victim of the stranger, and a surprising revelation. Meanwhile, Johanna makes a devastating and life-changing discovery.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

A breakthrough by Thomas and Ryan leads Adam closer to Corinne. However, Adam is forced to reassess his marriage and face his own dark secrets. Johanna's professional and personal lives collide as she struggles to deal with the fallout of the case. Meanwhile, Ed's life takes a turn when he too has a visit from the stranger.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

The stranger finds herself in danger when a confrontation goes badly wrong. Adam and Johanna are thrown together when the police investigation leads to Corinne. Daisy reveals an awful truth about the night of the party. Killane's situation reaches crisis point and leads to a shocking discovery.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

Killane's secret past comes into focus and he confesses all to Adam. Armed with new information, Johanna follows up on a lead -- compromising Katz. The teens challenge Olivia about the night of the party but their encounter with her could prove fatal.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

After Adam's clash with the stranger, he seeks help from an unlikely ally, and discovers a shocking secret. Dante regains consciousness and reveals the truth about the night of the party. Johanna's investigation into Heidi's death unsettles Katz, forcing him to make increasingly rash and dangerous decisions.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2020

A violent confrontation sets the endgame in motion and the truth is finally revealed about Corinne's disappearance.

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Critic Reviews for The Stranger Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

Yet the original hook remains.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Mediocre TV + Weird Mysteries - Restaurants x Extra Hours = Addiction.

Mar 19, 2020 | Full Review…

With revelations dealt out like treats, actors of the quality of Stephen Rea and Jennifer Saunders in the cast, and pacing that is guaranteed to elevate your pulse rate, just try to watch one episode without being sucked in.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

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…

[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…

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

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 4.7/5 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Stranger: Season 1

  • 12h ago
    Really twisty, white knuckle suspense, and a blistering pace make for entertaining watching, but at the end the twists are a bit much, and the tying up of loose ends seems a bit rote. It was five stars all the way until the last episode and a half maybe. It is ultimately satisfying, but not a slam dunk. There is one ingredient that's a serious saving grace: the acting is superb. Brits are the best actors on the planet, hands down.
  • Jan 27, 2021
    Finally a thriller/mystery with answers and a good storyline. Great show highly recommend it.
  • Jan 23, 2021
    It was pretty good, and it will hold your attention, but it seems like they tried to cram to many plotlines into the show and when it came time to tied the storylines together, they rushed it and overlooked too much stuff. Alot of the plot holes have already been mentioned already, but the one that bugs me is, when she told him to get the DNA test on his boys, he never did, and then they just dropped the subject. He looked into everything she said except that? Wouldn't he want to know that more then his wife faking a pregnancy. Eh, whatever it was still pretty good overall.
  • Jan 21, 2021
    I was going to rate this 4 stars until the last two episodes. Several plot lines, some connecting to the main mystery, others seem randomly added to fill time. Writers thought of every possible plot line and then decided to keep them all. Good acting, strong character development, but the climax doesn't seem to tie in with the rest of the season. It's okay, something to kill 8 hours of your day.
  • Jan 12, 2021
    This show starts off with a bang and holds the pace, so it will keep your attention. The acting is good and there are several interesting story lines, and you are not quite sure until the end how they relate. But the ending is dark, disappointing, and kind of dumb.
  • Jan 10, 2021
    Potential spoilers. Ridiculous plot. Very disappointed about the number of times and the level of violence I saw against women in this show. I understand that this is part of the 'story', but it would be great to change things up a little and not just have women as part of the story to be murdered and abused. This normalizes it to some degree and that is not okay.
  • Jan 07, 2021
    If Corinne had just told Adam what was going on with the football club instead of being unnecessarily secretive, none of this would have happened. There was literally no reason for her to not say anything (to anyone). It is one of my biggest pet peeves in any story.
  • Dec 19, 2020
    It's good. Entertaining. Lots of twists. Some holes in the story but not bad.
  • Nov 26, 2020
    How to review this one. Storywise is okay, but the plot is unsurprising. The acting of some of the main actors could be improved. But overall, not a recommended series, perhaps ‘awful' is the better selection of word | follow us at @uncle.review
  • Oct 18, 2020
    The show tries to be funny at times but it just fails miserably and on top of that the plot is very predictable, boring, and just outright stupid while the premise of the show is okay they just didn't implement it well I really don't recommend watching this show unless you like being tortured.

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