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The Society: Season 1 (2019)




Critic Consensus: An intriguing tangle of mystery and melodrama, what The Society lacks in levity -- and at times clarity -- it makes up for with its surprisingly thoughtful exploration of community, culture, and what it means to grow up.


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The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive. The series is a modern take on Lord of the Flies.


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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (7)

At a certain point the drama does get addictive, as the show eventually reveals what it's really about: a grim reckoning with the fact that these teens have had to grow up too fast.

May 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's easy to sneer at The Society, awash as it is in teen-series melodrama and a perpetually unsatisfying central mystery that only truly serves as a high-concept hook, but there's something oddly seductive about the show as it comes into its own.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The references to canonical literature and moral texts may not help them much as the teens teeter between good intentions and bad impulses, high ideals and dark desires, occasional clarity and murky confusion. Just like the rest of us.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

What works most in the favor of The Society is the frustration it builds in a viewer. This is not a complaint, it's a compliment.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Society is similarly well worth trying on for size, as much for its wit and resonance as its grabby storylines. It may not be revolutionary, but as the best teen drama currently out there it makes a stirring argument for starting over.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

[The Society] feels raw and authentic despite its fantastical concept, and it's doing really interesting things with its storytelling and characterisation.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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