Z Nation: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
Z Nation

Critics Consensus

Although it's hampered by an overcrowded narrative, Z Nation manages to muster up some fun scares without taking itself too seriously.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 422
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Air date: Sep 12, 2014
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A ragtag team attempt to transport the only known survivor of a zombie virus across post-apocalyptic America to a lab that's waiting for his blood. Along the way they face endless troubles including; soldier zombies, psychotic outlaws and giant hoards of flesh eating monsters.

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Critic Reviews for Z Nation Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

While there's plenty to laugh at -- like Sharknado, Z Nation knows it's bad -- SyFy's latest original series doesn't take the creative leaps to surprise an audience already too familiar with how to kill zombies.

Sep 15, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

The 13-episode series has a sweeping, impressive prologue, but the show itself almost immediately shrinks to a small-scale, dark and rustic canvas. This is the same formula that doomed NBC's Revolution.

Sep 11, 2014 | Full Review…

In Syfy's new zombie series Z Nation, the priority seems to be cramming in as much violence and gore as possible. If that means skimping on rehearsal time and retakes, so be it.

Sep 10, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Z Nation opens at a sprinter's speed and for the most part keeps up that pace. The blood flow is constant and the makeup department answers the bell.

Sep 10, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It was probably inevitable, given the monster success of AMC's The Walking Dead, that another zombie horror series would be forthcoming ... but I'd hoped for something a little less slapdash and cheeseball than Syfy's Z Nation

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Syfy's Z Nation has everything you want in a zombie show: stiff, shambling creatures who growl and stare with lifeless eyes. Unfortunately, these are the cast members playing survivors.

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Z Nation's biggest strengths are its momentum and pacing, along with stopping short of taking itself too seriously.

Sep 30, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Make no mistake, this is still a pretty cheesy hour of television, but they went all out in terms of setting this up as world that has just accepted the zombie apocalypse as a way of life

Sep 19, 2014 | Full Review…

The mundanely self-aware screenplay includes references to the zompocalypse and lines like "God, I hate moral dilemmas."

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

My biggest problem with the show is that it's bad by The Asylum's own low standards: Z Nation suffers from not knowing how cheeky it wants to be or should be.

Sep 24, 2014 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Z Nation: Season 1

  • Aug 05, 2019
    Kellita Smith is awesome!
  • Jul 30, 2019
    Yeah, the show sucks, but I love it.
  • Jun 11, 2019
    it's a very different zombie apocalypse than the typical cliche series, I give you that. However, it lacks story to the characters past lives which makes it hard to really connect with any of the characters. I'm currently binge watching each season. If you can get through the first few episodes.
  • May 11, 2019
    Love Z Nation. Z Nation is great because it's not just serious all the time, the humor breaks up the drama that would normally be in a zombie show.
  • Oct 10, 2018
    TWD if it weren’t afraid to have fun or not be depressing.
  • Jul 10, 2018
    Made the mistake of starting the series after watching "The Walking Dead". Was really disappointed, lots of superficial humor and no real connections with characters. Maybe the series will improve?
  • Jun 15, 2018
    Comic, exaggerated, road trip through the US landmarks and stereotypes, but I cannot stop watching it ;D
  • Apr 08, 2018
    Great show! Excellent visuals, quirky acting and dialogue, realistic situations (and fanciful), perfect soundtrack. Far better than that “other” zombie show, IMO.
  • Mar 18, 2018
    Highly underrated TV show... and I'm not a zombie fan... definitely gets more interesting and a ton of fun!!
  • Dec 22, 2017
    Horrible garbage. The absolute worst in self-indulgent, low budget garbage.

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