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Servant: Season 1 Reviews

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November 20, 2019
"Servant" is fascinating to look at and, at first, contemplate. But its slithering, reversing structure elides the fact that it must move the plot forward only infinitesimally each episode in order to conserve it.
December 2, 2019
Doesn't seem to have the emotional curiosity to earn its premise.
November 20, 2019
It's a good premise, surrounded by good ideas, and yet there's no saving something that was never alive to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 26, 2019
Servant starts off with creepy atmosphere to spare. The problem is that it doesn't have nearly enough story to fill 10 episodes, which means that all that spare atmosphere gets used up well before its five-plus-hour running time is over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 2, 2019
Seemingly inspired by Rosemary's Baby, there's no recovering from the worm-ridden nature of its concept, which starts off fuzzy and weird and doesn't get much clearer over time.
November 25, 2019
It's almost impossible to make sense of at least a half-dozen pivotal character decisions and I'm unsure which of those inconsistencies are the product of faulty series psychology and which are part of faulty narrative construction.
January 20, 2020
Though there's a seed of an interesting idea in Servant, it's weighed down by a checklist of tiresome horror cliches.
December 3, 2019
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.
December 6, 2019
Excellent production design. [Full review in Spanish]
December 6, 2019
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.
December 20, 2019
Its episodes of just 30 minutes helps a lot in its rhythm and development. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 2, 2019
The show quickly picks up and becomes a rather big surprise for Apple's streaming platform.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 27, 2019
The show unravels its story through its brisk half-hour episodes by maintaining the aforementioned delicate balance, and rewarding patience with deep character growth.
November 22, 2019
Even if parts of Servant lack in plot and/or logic, it's definitely more creative than a lot of the other psychological horror content currently available on streaming services.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2019
The show's control of tone and atmosphere soon becomes even more engrossing than the story's mystery itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2020
There are a lot more twists and scares in Servant besides it's titular sitter. Not all of them work as well as others
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 3, 2019
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.
November 25, 2019
A small, but impressive cast also do wonders.
November 22, 2019
Servant is haunting, eerie, and downright scary. Having only seen half of the season at the time of this review, I cannot say if the story sticks the landing,
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 27, 2019
By bucking the trend of bloated runtimes and unnecessarily long seasons, Servant proves that it's a great thriller, not in spite of its short runtime; but because of it.
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