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.

86%

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Critic Ratings: 21

78%

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User Ratings: 210
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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
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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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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 (21) | Top Critics (5)

Yet the original hook remains.

Jan 30, 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…

'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…

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…

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…

Each new discovery leads to more danger and often life-threatening results. Eight episodes, a binge-worthy weekend. Go for it.

Feb 21, 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 Stranger is a lot like most decent mystery novels: Entertaining, but meant to be consumed not remembered.

Feb 5, 2020 | 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…

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

Feb 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Stranger: Season 1

  • 13h ago
    A good plot, a fab cast and although there are few things put in that try to lure you away from preempting the story a couple of twists you don't see coming. Can't see a second season though, as really don't know what's left they could do without it becoming exhaustive. A good winter watch!
  • 1d ago
    Brilliant, binged watched over two nights, really gripping. I've read most of Harlan Coben's books and have always been surprised that more have not been adapted for film/TV, they are made for it. This series did not disappoint!!!
  • 2d ago
    A classy well constructed British drama with familiar faces and a great twist. Worth adding to your Netflix list.
  • 2d ago
    Wasn't a fan. I mean Adam? Supposed to be a partner in a law firm. Those people are full on, yet he never seems to be at work!
  • 4d ago
    Poor acting, incoherent plot twists, melodramatic, severe lack of character development. Threw too many curve balls without ever throwing a strike. Don't waste your time.
  • 4d ago
    Awesome show. Only on episode 5. Definitely worth the watch if you like Character driven mysteries with multi-thread plot lines, which I can only assume are going to all tie together at some point. There are some good laughs too. British people be funny = 4 Stars!
  • 6d 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.
  • Feb 17, 2020
    Probably the worst thing I've ever watched on Netflix
  • Feb 17, 2020
    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!
  • Feb 17, 2020
    I think a good adaptation of the book I liked the twist at the end

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