Turn: Washington's Spies: Season 1 (2014)

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Season 1
Turn: Washington's Spies

Critics Consensus

Turn's uneven treatment of the American Revolution is more frustrating than exciting and memorable.

54%

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Critic Ratings: 39

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User Ratings: 298
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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 6, 2014
2
Air date: Apr 13, 2014
3
Air date: Apr 20, 2014
4
Air date: Apr 27, 2014
5
Air date: May 4, 2014
6
Air date: May 11, 2014
7
Air date: May 18, 2014
8
Air date: May 25, 2014
9
Air date: Jun 1, 2014
10
Air date: Jun 8, 2014

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Cast

Jamie Bell
as Abraham Woodhull
Seth Numrich
as Ben Tallmadge
Heather Lind
as Anna Strong
Daniel Henshall
as Caleb Brewster
Kevin McNally
as Richard Woodhull
Burn Gorman
as Major Hewlett
Samuel Roukin
as John Graves Simcoe
J.J. Feild
as Major John Andre
Meegan Warner
as Mary Woodhull
Angus Macfadyen
as Robert Rogers
Amy Gumenick
as Philomena
Thomas Keegan
as Ensign Baker
Jamie Harris
as Jon Robeson
Michael Gaston
as Gen. Charles Scott
Ian Kahn
as Gen. George Washington
Robert Beitzel
as Selah Strong
Idara Victor
as Abigail
Brian T. Finney
as Gen. Charles Lee
Joseph Carlson
as Continental #3
Nick Basta
as Corporal Eastin
Stephen Root
as Nathaniel Sackett
Taylor Roberts
as Rachel Clark
Christian Clemenson
as Maarten Dejong
L. Derek Leonidoff
as Captain Joyce
Cullen Moss
as Continental #1
Boris McGiver
as Rev. Nathaniel Tallmadge
Thomas Kopache
as Lucas Brewster
Tim Holt
as Moses Paine
Jon Cobb
as Welsh
Jonathan Coyne
as Col. Jonathan Cook
Logan Bennett
as British Guard
Jessejames Locorriere
as Gen. Cornwallis
Ryan Ladue
as Lt. Terrence
Alex Whittington
as Adjutant (Ben's)
Adam Brock
as Ensign Clayton
Shane Callahan
as Andre's Guard
Kevin O'Donnell
as Deadpan Ranger
Pete Burris
as Old Ranger
Ashley Smith
as Lt. Wakefield
Matt Boliek
as Ezra Conroy
Tim Parati
as Gideon
Ashley Duggan Smith
as Lt. Wakefield
Lowrey Brown
as Captain Blake
Alexander McPherson
as Scots Ranger
Alex Miller (II)
as Aide-de-Camp
Alex Miller
as Aide-de-Camp
Jeff Allin
as Joshua Loring
Melissa Charles
as Lydia Ketcham
Arthur Bridgers
as Captain Henry
Johnny Day
as Redcoat
King Hoey
as Cicero
Paul Huber
as Checkpoint Redcoat
Alan Sader
as Minister
Mark Irvingsen
as British Soldier
John Curran (IV)
as Daniel Weir
Zachary Browne
as Driver (Abigail's)
Johnny Coyne
as Col. Jonathan Cook
Michael Blumenstock
as Man in Black
Craig Trow
as Wellings
Regen Wilson
as Colonel Floyd
Estes Tarver
as Captain
Dennis Delamar
as Samuel Ludlow
Lars Gerhard
as First Hessian
Chan Creswell
as Tom Blaine
Todd Fletcher
as Continental #2
Randy Spence
as William Blaine
Robin Reck
as First Prostitute
David Furr
as Walter Havens
David Lee Nelson
as Officer #1
Mark Halpern
as Lt. Appleton
Keith Tyree
as Provost Marshal
Aaron Logan Mauck
as Sick Soldier
Keith Flippen
as Officer #2
Talmadge Ragan
as Woman in Crowd
David Meadows
as Sergeant
Eva DeVirgilis
as Second Prostitute
Myra Turley
as Lucy Scudder
Todd Minobe
as Bucephalus Puppeteer #1
Tavis L. Baker
as Redcoat Guard
Ryan Homchick
as Wounded Soldier
Ryan Homchick
as Wounded Soldier
Johan Zimmerberg-Helms
as Bucephalus Puppeteer #2
Ken Arnold
as Merchant
Torsten Kellar
as Second Hessian
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Critic Reviews for Turn: Washington's Spies Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (22)

Just good enough to make you wish it were better. The story piques your curiosity, but it takes too long to gain traction. The characters are certainly functional, but they lack compelling quirks. The subject matter is worthy, but it just doesn't crackle.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An uneven, if promising, period drama set during the American Revolution.

Apr 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Turn does a deft job of making the time period come alive.

Apr 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Turn soon begins bogging down, even in the midst of its ongoing unsolved murder mystery and the subsequent capturing of Simcoe after the Colonials get their first big tip from the budding spy ring.

Apr 3, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

It puts a fresh lens on events that shaped America, and in the process it spins a good yarn.

Apr 3, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It helps that the show is well-acted, and that everything from the fonts to the costumes to the camerawork are gorgeous. You may need a while to puzzle out what's happening on screen, but at least you can enjoy some lovely scenery.

Apr 4, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Turn isn't bad, but it's also too forgettable to deserve a long look, cool credits or no.

Apr 4, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Though its pilot is on the plodding side, with its promising material and striking setting, I'm rooting for Turn to take a turn for the better.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

While TURN: Washington's Spies does a great job with capturing the spirit of the time period, I still found myself struggling to fully connect with the characters.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Turn presents a stale depiction of the first band of American spies.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

[Turn] reveals a more intimate, personal side of the brutal Revolutionary War than we learned in History class.

Apr 4, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The true strength of Turn, though, isn't in any awkward, abortive romance but in the pictures it paints of real people under pressure, sometimes doing the wrong things for the right reasons and having no way of knowing how it would all turn out.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Turn: Washington's Spies: Season 1

  • Oct 29, 2019
    It may start off a little slow as with most series, but this is the start of a good little and refreshingly historically accurate spy drama.
  • Aug 22, 2019
    I watched all episode and all season and I loved everything about it and I'm pretty critical when it comes to watching any series since I don't have the opportunity for wasted time on bad entertainment. I hated it when the series ended and obviously they had to push on wrapping a lot of subplots once they learned it was the last season. Excellent series and excellent acting!
  • Feb 02, 2019
    *i'm 10 episodes at the time of this review* I like some things about the show but so far I have to dig deep to keep watching. the overwhelming bad guys get to do whatever they want with little to no repercussions which is repetitive and annoying. The series have potential though and i will keep watching to see if they turn things around.
  • Apr 23, 2018
    intense. a great story every one should know about not just americans. Really did a great job love all the characters so much i had to read more on them. a fantastic piece of our history. ''Do Something'' it's revolutionary!
  • Apr 05, 2018
    lol the confused and bored critics. culper ring we thank you for your service.
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Really interesting combo of spy action drama and period drama.
  • Dec 21, 2017
    TURN is a refreshing take on the Spy/Crime drama genre in the unique setting of War-of-Independence-era America. What is most pleasing about the series is the care and time that is invested into developing characters. The main cast gets imbued with a full set of values and aims, and an emotional bond is forged between viewer and protagonist while we witness some of those values and aims having to be abandoned while others get accentuated. Over the course of the following seasons, the characters get developed even further, while the story progresses. All in all, one never has the feeling that character-development and story progression run at a different pace, which makes for a great viewing experience, especially since in other series, the focus lies either on character-development or story, while the respective other is often handled with less care. In managing this balance, TURN reminds me of other great TV such as Breaking Bad, The Wire or The Deuce. The only factor inhibiting the series from getting a perfect score is that some plot developments are foreseeable. In general, it knows how to surprise and capture the viewer nonetheless... Definite recommendation!
  • Jul 29, 2017
    A fantastic show full of characters you love to hate. I can't get enough of TURN even if the facts aren't exactly as accurate as I'd want. I find it fascinating.
  • Jul 08, 2017
    A very important story in early American history
  • Jun 16, 2017
    As first seasons go it takes a bit of warming up. We are talking about a spy ring set in colonial America behind enemy lines so naturally the characters are going to be reserved. Who can they trust? Nobody wants to swing from a rope. It is "revolutionary" in vision and scope and I can't wait to see how the rest plays out.

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