Z Nation: Season 1 (2014)

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

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 452

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 12, 2014
2
Air date: Sep 19, 2014
3
Air date: Sep 26, 2014
4
Air date: Oct 3, 2014
5
Air date: Oct 10, 2014
6
Air date: Oct 17, 2014
7
Air date: Oct 24, 2014
8
Air date: Oct 31, 2014
9
Air date: Nov 7, 2014
10
Air date: Nov 14, 2014
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Tv Season Info

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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…

Even things that would be cool are rendered blah by the flat writing.

Sep 15, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch Z Nation. Perhaps that's why I totally enjoyed it: Zero expectations. Plus, I decided to give it a shot without comparing it to that other popular zombie show.

Sep 15, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Z Nation: Season 1

  • Jul 07, 2020
    I binge watched on Netflix. It's an over the top gore fest that is fun, funny, sad, weird. I love the characters (my favourite is Addy). It is fast paced and if you want a comparison to TWD, don't. Apart from it has Zombies, it's not the same at all. So much more fun and easy watching.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    focken loved it mate
  • Mar 31, 2020
    Season 1 is pretty good, but if you live in the usa just be warned you can't get seasons 4 and 5 on region 1 discs.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    This show has been like a breath of fresh air in a genre that has become rather jaded. The black humour and cast of quirky believable characters are all part of the Z Nations's charm. When I sat down to watch this I expected another formulaic show aka The Walking Dead. However, The writers display great originality in their portrayal of one groups odyssey through the apocalypse. The concept of Z weed and different types of zombie make Z Nation a refreshingly original take on the zombie apocalypse.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    The strongest season of the show.
  • Dec 15, 2019
    allot better than the walking dead LOL
  • Nov 15, 2019
    Watchable, funny and gory
  • Nov 08, 2019
    Was good at first... but then got confusing and weird
  • Oct 30, 2019
    If you like cheesy b-grade zombie flicks, then this is the show for you! The acting is hammy, the story is weird, and everyone seems to be having a blast making the show! This makes for a great easy watch; even when you get invested in the characters it's still just a light-hearted and silly mess.
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Half way through season 1 - A group of ragtag survivors held together by a cross-county goal, interact with other groups weirded out from adjusting to a world full of zombies. The story is funny, sarcastic, violent, cheesy and very in tune with the issues of our day.

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