White Heat: Season 1 (2012)


Critic Consensus: With nonsensical writing and two-dimensional characters, White Heat fades away as another lackluster story utilizing tired time-period progression gimmicks.


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Air date: May 9, 2012
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This six-episode series follows the lives of seven students who meet in 1965 and, despite their mixed backgrounds, become friends while living together in London. In a unique approach, each episode takes place during a different time period between 1965 and 1990 and chronicles their lives as they intertwine and deal with the changing world around them. Sam Claflin and Reece Ritchie star.

Critic Reviews for White Heat Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Will I tune in next time? Probably, albeit with less enthusiasm.

May 9, 2012 | Full Review…

Staying the course may prove to be time decently spent.

May 9, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Milne turns each character into such a cipher it feels more like a game of Guess Who than a plausible dramatic conceit.

May 9, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A bold, fabulously written (if at times overbearing) chronicle of the political and social changes which sweep through Britain beginning in the mid-1960s and which shaped - and in some cases, radically misshaped - a generation.

May 9, 2012 | Full Review…

There's not much here that's genuinely novel, and for a show centered on twenty-somethings discovering the pleasures of the Sixties there's precious little joy to be found.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Curiously watchable, but in its attempts to cover all bases, this new series could turn out to tell us stuff we've heard a hundred times before.

May 9, 2012 | Full Review…

Quickly proves to be a warmed-over and tepid mishmash of changing-times cliches.

May 9, 2012 | Full Review…

The series can be demanding, requiring an effort to suspend disbelief and also overlook the characters' frequent unpleasantness.

May 9, 2012 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The real problem with the series isn't the haphazard history-it's the utter implausibility of the friendships it depicts.

May 9, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The story is good and now that we know who's who, where's who and in what year, maybe we can enjoy lighter taps from the narrative hammer in forthcoming episodes.

May 9, 2012 | Full Review…
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