Season 1, the first season of AMC's The Terror, premiered on March 25, 2018 with the episode "Go For Broke." The program's first season focuses on Sir John Franklin and the ill-fated voyage of the vessel HMS Terror.
The first season of The Terror had a strong positive reception and sits at 93% fresh on critics measured via the aggregator Rotten Tomatoes as of August 3, 2019, with 53/57 positive reviews and 16/17 fresh among those the site considers "top critics." David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter described the season as "confidently acted" and described an "impressive confidence" to the storytelling, though did note that the show was "very male-centric" and questioned whether genre fans would be accustomed to the show's high body count. Asher Elbein of The Atlantic stated that the season "offers what is perhaps television's first good example of survival horror," stating that it plays with the trappings of the genre and pays careful attention to landscapes, resulting in "an overwhelming claustrophobia, even in the middle of a punishing void." On August 2, 2019, looking forward towards the premiere of the show's second season, Benjamin Lindsay of Rotten Tomatoes stated that viewers would be remiss to skip out on the program's first season before tuning into the second.
- "Go For Broke"
- "The Ladder"
- "Punished, As A Boy"
- "First Shot A Winner, Lads
- "A Mercy"
- "Horrible From Supper"
- "Terror Camp Clear"
- "The C, The C, The Open C"
- "We Are Gone"
- Jared Harris as Captain Francis Crozier
- Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin
- Trystan Gravelle as Henry Foster Collins
- Tobias Menzies as Captain James Fitzjames
- Adam Nagaitis as Cornelius Hickey
- Paul Ready as Doctor Henry Goodsir
- Greta Scacchi as Lady Jane Franklin
The first season of The Terror is available to subscribers of Hulu, and is available for purchase on services such as YouTube and Amazon The complete first season of the series has also been released on DVD and Blu-ray.
- Rotten Tomatoes - The Terror Season 1 on Rotten Tomatoes
- The Terror, first season on AMC
- The Terror: A Look at the Series on YouTube (requires account to "purchase," but is free to view)
Notes and references
- Monsters and Critics - "The Terror Season 2..."
- AMC - The Terror Q&A
- The Terror: Infamy (second season) on AMC
- Rotten Tomatoes - The Terror Season 1
- Hollywood Reporter - 'The Terror': TV Review|Berlin 2018
- The Atlantic - The Terror is More Than...
- Rotten Tomatoes - 10 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch This August
- Hulu - The Terror
- YouTube - The Terror Season 1
- Amazon - The Terror Season 1
- Amazon - The Terror Season 1 DVD
- Amazon - The Terror Season 1 Blu-ray