Too Old to Die Young: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Too Old to Die Young

Critics Consensus

Grim and graphic, Too Old to Die Young is stylish, but its languid story does little to justify its violent tendencies-- though fans of Refn's may find enjoyment in its neon laden misery.

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Critic Ratings: 37

88%

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User Ratings: 57

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 14, 2019

A Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy is slowly dragged into a dark underworld following a tragic shooting.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

In Mexico, Jesus learns of his family history in the cartel and meets an enigmatic young woman with her own agenda.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

Now a detective, Martin investigates a murder suspect who is not what he appears to be.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

Viggo brings Martin under his wing, giving him a chance to prove himself.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

Martin goes down a dark road while hunting two brothers in New Mexico.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

Jesus returns to Los Angeles with a wife and a new agenda -- to reclaim his mother's empire.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

Martin is caught in the middle of a gang war, as his bad decisions begin to catch up to him.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

Martin prepares to join Viggo, as Jesus's revenge plans are revealed.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

As Yaritza's secret identity comes to light, Diana has a vision that gives her new hope.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

The High Priestess of Death reigns supreme.

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Tv Season Info

In one tragic night, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Martin Jones's life is blown apart, and he is forced into a deadly underground of Cartel soldiers, Yakuza assassins, and mysterious vigilantes. Soon he finds himself lost on a surreal odyssey of murder, mysticism and vengeance, as his past sins close in on him.

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Critic Reviews for Too Old to Die Young Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (15)

Too Old to Die Young is unlike anything else you'll see on TV this year.

Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Take this for what you will, by the time the piece rolled around to the murder-porn plotline and a nameless girl buried alive in the New Mexico sands by two pornographer brothers, I was... ready to bolt.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It remains to be seen if the show can make its many variables gel, but there's an inherent intrigue to watching the story in medias res and still find that it offers some measure of closure in its final moments.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

An aesthetic so nonchalant that every murder and rape feels like a casual shrug; a deadpan performance from Teller that would easily win a children's game of musical statues.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Perhaps when I've been through all 15 or so hours of the series I'll conclude it adds up to very little. But I've gotta admit, I want to see where it takes me.

Jun 29, 2020 | Full Review…

I have plenty of reservations about its increasingly convoluted, self-destructing themes, but this is definitely a unique TV event.

Jun 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Too Old to Die Young makes a little go much longer than one might expect, sticking to the center of its moral compass while plunging south.

Jan 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So yeah, the length. It's not the episode duration that's the problem, but how little happens and for how long in each 60-80 minute instalment.

Jan 7, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I've employed it as a brooding mood: the sensation that much film noir brings; it's fatal but the watcher, or in this case, largely listener, it's not the one who dies. Does any of this elevate Refn from trash to flash, what justifies his sinister glam[?]

Dec 18, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

[Too Old to Die Young] perhaps demands a high dose of patience, but once the entrance is crossed, it is one of the most stimulating and gloriously failed parties. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Indulgent, violent mystery series about a corrupt cop.

Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The final chase sequence of episode 5, set to Barry Manilow's Mandy, ranks as some of the director's best work of all time. From the pulsating score to the beautiful lensing, Too Old To Die Young is a challenge to sit through but ultimately a unique one.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Too Old to Die Young: Season 1

  • Aug 23, 2020
    Too many unnecessarily long boring takes that neither flex film making prowess or enhance the narrative. The camera is too often just following the characters' mundane movements. Like Only God Forgives it is an example of excessive indulgent style over substance. Sadly the cool trend setting aesthetic that worked exquisitely well in Drive has worn its welcome.
  • Aug 15, 2020
    After a long silent pause... He says nothing but just looks at you waiting
  • Jun 28, 2020
    outstanding directing and cinematography.
  • May 28, 2020
    It's C movie bad. It's like some rich guy let his aspiring deadbeat filmmaker son make a movie. There's long dramatic pauses in between all the dialogue. It's hilarious! Yuck.
  • May 14, 2020
    Masterful. We can't just end there? Alright. This is Nicolas Wending Refn... Still need more? Really?! Fine. This show draws you into it's atmosphere further and further with each slow pan that views like a moving painting, the acting is charismatic, with my personal favorite performance being John Hawkes. Also, Hideo Kojima is a ninja and he slices a dude with a sword. If arthouse isn't your thing, this may not be for you but look how much everyone likes it! It's emotionally compelling, funny, violent, and above all, GORGEOUS. 10/10.
  • Apr 26, 2020
    AN ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE
  • Apr 26, 2020
    By far the best show on Amazon, so it will probably be cancelled. Too good.
  • Mar 24, 2020
    I was waiting for new nwr and just found this show, didn't know it existed. This show has genuine gems if you stick through the slow pace. Nicolas winding refn fans will not be disappointed. They will be very happy. Non nwr fans will most likely hate this
  • Jan 25, 2020
    Great show!! Love the car chase in episode 5.
  • Jan 18, 2020
    Plodding, agonizingly slow mess.

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