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The Alienist: Season 1 (2018)



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Air date: Jan 22, 2018
Air date: Jan 29, 2018
Air date: Feb 5, 2018
Air date: Feb 12, 2018
Air date: Feb 19, 2018
Air date: Feb 26, 2018
Air date: Mar 5, 2018
Air date: Mar 12, 2018

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The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of … More

Genre: Drama
Network: TNT
Premiere Date: Jan 22, 2018
Executive Producers: , , , , , , ,


Daniel Brühl
as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler
Luke Evans
as John Moore
Dakota Fanning
as Sara Howard
Douglas Smith
as Marcus Isaacson
Matthew Shear
as Lucius Isaacson
Matthew Lintz
as Stevie Taggert
Brian Geraghty
as Theodore Roosevelt
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Critic Reviews for The Alienist: Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (21)

The Alienist is much more successful as a period drama about unconventional people trying to navigate a society that insists on conventionality than it is as a serial killer thriller.

January 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The richly sinister atmosphere is matched by deeply disturbing details that have a way of sparking in the gloom.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…
People Magazine

The Alienist wonderfully conveys the cruel contrasts between high society - oysters at Delmonico's - versus tubercular tenements, madhouses full of screams and nightmare brothels.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The New York of The Alienist is a hellhole painted in broad strokes, with some fine brushwork happening in the margins.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

It's a lurid trail we're following, to be sure, and the evidence suggests this series will keep getting better with each step.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…
Cleveland Plain Dealer

...beautiful, opulent, lurid, but most of all, engaging.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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