Wayward Pines: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Creepy and strange in the best way possible, Wayward Pines is a welcome return to form for M. Night Shyamalan.


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The first season of this psychological thriller based on a trilogy of novels by Blake Crouch and executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan begins with U.S. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) awakening from a car accident trapped in the seemingly idyllic, but secretly insidious, town of Wayward Pines, Idaho. It soon becomes clear that this peculiar Northwest hamlet is quite literally impossible to leave. The phones don't make outgoing calls, it's surrounded by an electric fence and the residents are under constant camera surveillance. Nobody is supposed to talk about the past or question the present. And anyone who tries to escape is punished via a public execution called a reckoning. With a history of mental illness and hallucinations, Ethan begins to question his own sanity as he investigates this tight-knit community, which includes fellow agent and former lover Kate Hewson (Carla Gugino), who has developed the façade of a Stepford spouse in order to ensure her survival. Before long, Ethan is reunited with his wife Theresa (Shannyn Sossamon) and son Ben (Charlie Tahan), but now they too are now stuck in this place where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Rounding out the cast are Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, Toby Jones and Terrence Howard.

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Critic Reviews for Wayward Pines Season 1

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (28)

[Shyamalan] says that what he likes about TV is the time it allows to build the suspense, and he clearly relishes using it.

May 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This title is therefore your first hint that you're not in Kansas anymore, and will have to spend all 10 episodes figuring out what state, or state of mind, this is exactly.

May 13, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Wayward Pines looks as though it has the potential to rise above its false starts while grippingly spooling out truths that are "worse than anything you could even imagine."

May 7, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The cast is superlative, the run is limited. The appeal as a light summer pastime is clear.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Likable, dynamic and intelligent, Dillon's a welcome presence and easy to hook into as a protagonist; it's almost kind of shocking that he HASN'T led a TV show before.

Apr 24, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Let's just say there's a bait-and-switch here -- but viewers who stick it out will be getting the better part of the deal.

May 17, 2015 | Rating: B= | Full Review…

But if you go into the story, you can enjoy a perfect series for the summer season. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I'll be eagerly watching the rest of this series, not just to find out what on earth is going on, but for the weird, unsettling atmosphere of the creepy little town of Wayward Pines.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Based on the early episodes of Wayward Pines, the TV trend may once again have audiences mentioning Shyamalan's name among that pack.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the show failed for me in both key areas where it needed to work. It's not fun enough while waiting for the explanation... and the explanation doesn't do a good enough job of justifying everything that's happened before.

May 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wayward Pines: Season 1

Wayward Pines is a surprising hit full of surprises. Shamalyan created a The Village like atmosphere with lots of shock and gore. Talking about the plot spoils the fun, you have to watch it to find out.


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