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The Terror: Season 1 Reviews

January 2, 2019
The show touches on the usual themes that underlie such stories-male ego, Western hubris, the absolute power privileged officers wield over poor recruits-but it does so with rare style, intelligence and detail.
December 18, 2018
Through careful writing and by avoiding the genre's more common pitfalls, he Terror offers what is perhaps television's first good example of survival horror.
December 18, 2018
The Terror masterfully grappled with environmental imbalance, the boundaries of masculinity and the finality of death, but its biggest triumph will always be its preference for the individual men.
May 24, 2018
The writing, acting and cinematography are all terrific and the action has been relentless, especially in the last three episodes.
March 27, 2018
We're all still caught up in a mad, self-perpetuating cycle of fear. If that's your entry point to The Terror, so be it, but it doesn't have to be. The terror is many things, and one of them is bound to get you.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 27, 2018
The Terror can be scary, but it's real achievement is climatological. The freeze is tangible. When you watch it, wear a sweater.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 27, 2018
The series never bests Simmons's book, but it is powerfully, pleasurably harrowing in its own right.
March 27, 2018
The Terror isn't trying to impress its prestigeness upon you by making everything as nasty and extreme as possible. These may be humans under almost unimaginable pressure, but they're still recognizably human.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 27, 2018
It's an inimitably strange story, and the first episode sets up that eerie sense of discomfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2018
The final destination, alas, isn't particularly satisfying, but as binge-able concepts go, the getting there is still pretty intriguing.
March 26, 2018
Nerve-racking suspense, a deceptively gorgeous landscape and the deeply developed characters lend a rich, big-screen quality to "The Terror's" hourlong episodes.
March 26, 2018
But the unknowable nature of what sinister force is tormenting the men means that the show remains steeped in intrigue and it bristles with the constantly shifting powerplay within the crews.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2018
(The) history-horror hybrid may be the reason the show doesn't quite come to life despite the luxuries of the production and the generally high quality of the performances (particularly by Mr. Harris).
March 23, 2018
Two hours, four, even six, sure, but ten? You have to be a masochist to keep coming back...I came back.
March 23, 2018
A lavish event series that could be called 'Master and Commander Meets The Thing.' It's not quite as exciting as that pitch makes it sound, but it is a show that builds up steam around the fourth episode.
March 22, 2018
The Terror, a handsome and well-acted period drama about polar explorers, is fine as far as it goes. But be forewarned: It does not go very far.
February 22, 2018
There's an impressive confidence to the storytelling that will grab viewers with a taste for sophisticated horror.