The Stranger: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Stranger

Critics Consensus

Director Veena Sud overcomes the limitations of mobile viewing with a strong cast and impeccably drawn tension, making The Stranger a must see Quibi.

86%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 14

70%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 33

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Apr 13, 2020

View Details

Tv Season Info

News & Interviews for The Stranger: Season 1

Critic Reviews for The Stranger Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

It's remarkably difficult to build tension and create suspense in 'bite-sized' segments.

Aug 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Its format is not very helpful. But there's something to be saved from two pretty good performances. [Full review in Spanish].

Jul 20, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The first three quibis - roughly the opening twenty-four minutes - deliver thrills, suspense, and something more akin to The Hitcher (1986) than even that film's remake managed.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Maika Monroe has already made herself a genre stalwart thanks to roles in IT FOLLOWS and THE GUEST but she does some excellent work here.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

DeHaan is charming, demonic and relentless while Monroe proves resourceful, subtly fragile yet in possession of a granite centre.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sud leans into the short format in a way where others struggle. She relies on details and her actors to flesh out their characters while focusing on creating an unnerving atmosphere and thrills to keep viewers hooked.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Jeffrey Katzenberg just spent billions to invent the radio serial.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Monroe's always a reliable horror lead... Sud's direction is suitably atmospheric, and makes delightful use of the restrictive phone-friendly format of the platform.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The Stranger aptly moves from thriller to horror, using genre staples (picking up a stranger, home invasion) to keep up the momentum.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 35 | Full Review…

I can not recommend The Stranger enough. If you are a fan of horror, thrillers, and short films - this one delivers. Gripping and irresistible, it will have you holding your breath and on the edge of your seat until the final moments.

May 8, 2020 | Full Review…

This series alone is worth the asking price for a Quibi subscription.

Apr 28, 2020 | Rating: 7 | Full Review…

Sud is incredible and I love seeing this creative and powerful lady taking chances by diving into new ways to tell stories.

Apr 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Stranger: Season 1

  • Sep 15, 2020
    Very much worth your time. Gripping, interesting, well done.
  • Sep 14, 2020
    I loved this show!!!!!
  • Sep 11, 2020
    Definitley worth a watch. It could have had better overall production quality but it's a pretty decent ride.
  • Sep 07, 2020
    Great serie!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Aug 26, 2020
    This starts out fine, seemingly full of promise. It then becomes a spectacle of itself, the weak plot unravels and the unrealistic acting just drops high school play territory. The ending is so bad its comical. Zero replay value. How dit RT rate it as high as it did? The writers should be ashamed. Watch at your own risk.
  • Aug 22, 2020
    Great show. Keeps you guessing with all the twists. British show so that is cool to see life in England. Great character mix. The leads do a great job. H. Corbin has amazing writing abilities and they work great for shows. Hope there will be a season two.
  • Aug 18, 2020
    Monroe joaca, in rest nimic
  • Jul 10, 2020
    Good atmosphere and acting, weak script and ending.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    ROTTEN. Awful, creaky script stretches endlessly and ultimately, just downright stupid. ROTTEN.

News & Features