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

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

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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
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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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

½

WalterM

Super Reviewer

Engaging, nuanced, and thrilling, Turn is a breath of fresh air, an example of a period drama done right. The first season took a few episodes to really find its narrative ground, but started to really hit its stride toward the end, making a compelling case for future seasons to come. Here is a show that doesn't sacrifice authenticity for cheap thrills, rather finds the inherent drama in the conflict itself. Its characters are complex and treated with respect. IT's a balanced approach, albeit with a patriotic edge.

JeffreyM

Super Reviewer

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