War of the Worlds: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
War of the Worlds

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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 16, 2020
2
Air date: Feb 23, 2020
3
Air date: Mar 1, 2020
4
Air date: Mar 8, 2020
5
Air date: Mar 15, 2020
6
Air date: Mar 22, 2020
7
Air date: Mar 29, 2020
8
Air date: Apr 5, 2020

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Critic Reviews for War of the Worlds Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

There's a difference between something that's intense and something that's just brutally bleak. It almost feels like this War isn't worth winning.

Feb 14, 2020 | Full Review…

By the end of episode two a hungry dog was chasing a terrified straggler, but it was the overall stillness that got me. Never has the apocalypse been so lethally quiet.

Mar 6, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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While it might initially disappoint anyone expecting a more propulsive sci-fi tale, Worlds settles into a compelling if derivative dystopian survival series.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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This miniseries isn't quite the War Of The Worlds you're familiar with, but it does seem to be looking like a fine apocalyptic survival story...

Feb 18, 2020 | Full Review…

For now, it is an interesting counterpoint to the position taken in the recent BBC adaptation, and through the darker aesthetic and style is initially more interesting.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for War of the Worlds: Season 1

  • 6h ago
    I really enjoy this show. It's a remake by name only, thankfully nothing like or to do with the movie in 2005. However it moves at a slower pace than I prefer but I will continue to watching in hope that the action picks up soon. Fingers crossed!!
  • 14h ago
    My favorite show on television right now!
  • 15h ago
    Fantastic! One of the best shows I've seen and a realistic look at what reactions would be in this situation. A must watch!
  • 2d ago
    It's a great series! I love the story and the acting. Although there's not a lot of action, the suspense and characters are great.
  • 2d ago
    Summary: A soap opera wrapped with Sci Fi wrapping paper. The following is spoiler-free: I accidentally stumbled on this series a few weeks ago and as an avid Science Fiction fan, I was very excited. However, in spite of the potential shown by the first episode, War of the Worlds has digressed into what appears to be a moderate to low budget melodrama. I've now watched 5 episodes of this series and without going into any detail (not that there's much detail to review) I'm *still* waiting for something relevant to happen. I haven't lost hope in this series yet but I'm getting there.
  • 4d ago
    the insertion of real science adds to the interest, in the Epix series "War of the World"
  • 6d ago
    On episode 6 and still nothing is happening. This is so ridiculous. OMG I give up.
  • Mar 22, 2020
    It starts to get better around episodes 5-6. But talk about a low-tech, low-budget remake of WotW. So far, it's mostly a study of humanity and our interactions. As far as the invading aliens? We mostly see their killing machines, mopping up the remaining adult humans while mysteriously taking babies somewhere. And what are their killing machines like? They look remarkably like robotic dogs, even less sophisticated-looking than we could build ourselves. Yes, they're lethal-ish, when they're not malfunctioning, or being mind-controlled by a blind girl. Gabriel Byrne was able to fight one off while on his back with his bare hands. So, do the aliens have dogs on their planet after which they modeled their killer robots? Or are they, too, so unimaginative that they copied ours??? And, as for the human stars of this series, I don't care for most of them. And none of them is even smart enough to barricade or even lock the freaking doors whenever they take shelter in a building, thus allowing the killer robot dogs to waltz right in. Stay tuned, if you can. And keep your fast-forward handy. I sure do.
  • Mar 20, 2020
    Through 5 Episodes of season 1, this series is lost. Extremely cheap special effects offer no vehicle for redemption. Week after week we get empty streets with cars and bodies laying on the street. None of the characters are interesting enough to care about, and the aliens machines can;t be explained as why they are to be feared. Each week is a rehash of the same things from the previous week, and some of the actors are really, really weak in their acting skills. They had a chance in episode 5 to move things along to have it only become a crash site that couldn't do what was being done that led them to the site. All military and law enforcement people have obviously had no real training... I am trying to give this series a chance but alas feel it just misused the title name to try and gain traction. Today's viewer is too smart to continue to waste their time.
  • Mar 19, 2020
    Gripping, authentic and horribly timely.

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