Servant: Season 1 (2019) The Best TV Shows of 2019


Season 1
Servant The Best TV Shows of 2019

Critics Consensus

Though Servant's slithering mystery often wanders into dark, crowded corners, its claustrophobic atmosphere and powerful performances build enough tension to keep viewers hooked.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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User Ratings: 84
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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 28, 2019
2
Air date: Nov 28, 2019
3
Eel
Air date: Nov 28, 2019
4
Air date: Dec 6, 2019
5
Air date: Dec 13, 2019
6
Air date: Dec 20, 2019
7
Air date: Dec 27, 2019
8
Air date: Jan 3, 2020
9
Air date: Jan 10, 2020
10
Air date: Jan 17, 2020

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Cast

Lauren Ambrose
as Dorothy Turner
Toby Kebbell
as Sean Turner
Rupert Grint
as Julian Pearce
Nell Tiger Free
as Leanne Grayson

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Critic Reviews for Servant Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (15)

Servant has the potential to carry through on its promise. But the aesthetic identity established by Shyamalan in that first episode is strong.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Like us, Julius can't resist opening doors better left shut, listening to conversations better left unheard and seeing things one can never un-see.

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's eerie and unsettling in ways that television often tries to be but rarely accomplishes.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a good premise, surrounded by good ideas, and yet there's no saving something that was never alive to begin with.

Nov 20, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Placing time and distance between each episode may mask the sad discovery that very little happens in the first season of Servant -- certainly not enough to justify more than a two-hour jaunt into upper middle-class ennui.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Doesn't seem to have the emotional curiosity to earn its premise.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Spooky series has great twists despite a pretty slow pace.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

M. Night Shyamalan's disturbing new thriller Servant on Apple TV+ is much more than a haunting tale about a mysterious nanny and a grieving couple. Servant does an excellent job making the viewer paranoid throughout.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Like all creepy movies and TV shows, Servant uses its unlikely story to plumb real-life terrors. In this case, it's anxieties about what parenthood does to us, and particularly to women.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

We're not expected to believe any of it, but [M. Night] Shyamalan and his team make the premise vibrate with a disturbing sense that we could.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Servant leaves you with enough questions to keep things interesting and builds to a reveal so harrowing, it will haunt you.

Dec 12, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Excellent production design. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Servant: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Wow I have been waiting for a show like this. Ape + will have my subscription forever if they keep making shows like this and "See".
  • 3d ago
    Awesome thriller Love the way scenes are shot 30 min episode keep it always fresh and wanting more
  • 3d ago
    loved the first episode. truly creepy and unsettling. but by the time of episode 4 the interest is lost. will stick with it but if answers or the pace doesn't increase by the end of the year I won't return for season 2
  • 4d ago
    A very promising show and Shyamalan delivers yet again. it's creepy, dark and sometimes disturbing with enough twists to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. It's must-see tv for the fans of the genre.
  • Dec 06, 2019
    The whole premise has never been done before, and it's awesome. It leaves you wanting more at the end of each episode. I hear Shyamalan created this show to run for 6 seasons, and omfg I cannot wait to watch them all. Wish Netflix had scooped this little gem of a show up.
  • Dec 05, 2019
    Great premise, solid execution. The Shyama is back.
  • Dec 05, 2019
    Really enjoying the suspense! Optimistic for this series so far.
  • Dec 04, 2019
    Absolutely shocking and thrilling! You just don't know what comes next. A little rough to watch from time to time being a mom but I still highly recommend.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    Very eerie and intriguing. Love the slow burn suspense.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    I actually like the series. You have to get passed the first episode. I especially like the modern music mixed with the modern slang. It's like a parallel universe.

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