The Alienist, Season 1

The Alienist, Season 1

The Alienist

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2018-01-22
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 23
  • iTunes Price: USD 15.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 19.99
6.3/10
6.3
From 12 Ratings

Description

An unflinching psychological thriller amidst the underbelly of New York City’s “Gilded Age,” The Alienist follows Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl, Rush), a brilliant and obsessive “Alienist” in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies, who holds the key to hunting down a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys. Based on the award-winning, fan-favorite novel by Caleb Carr, with standout performances from Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) and Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) The Alienist is a gripping, turn-of-the-century murder mystery like none other: the story of the emergence of the world’s most powerful city that will stop at nothing to bury its darkest secrets.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 The Boy on the Bridge 48:15 Free  Buy on iTunes
2 Inside the Episode: The Boy on the Bridg 03:28 Season Only  Buy on iTunes
3 A Fruitful Partnership 47:03 USD 1.99  Buy on iTunes
4 Inside the Episode: A Fruitful Partnersh 03:21 Season Only  Buy on iTunes
5 Silver Smile 43:52 USD 1.99  Buy on iTunes
6 Inside the Episode: Silver Smile 03:15 Season Only  Buy on iTunes
7 These Bloody Thoughts 47:28 USD 1.99  Buy on iTunes
8 Inside the Episode: These Bloody Thought 03:21 Season Only  Buy on iTunes
9 Overview 03:02 Free  Buy on iTunes
10 Sneak Peek 01:02 Free  Buy on iTunes
11 Inside The Alienist: Character Study 02:38 Free  Buy on iTunes
12 Inside The Alienist: Character Profiles 03:02 Free  Buy on iTunes
13 Inside The Alienist: Reimagining the Gil 03:12 Free  Buy on iTunes
14 Inside The Alienist: The Birth of Psycho 02:59 Season Only  Buy on iTunes
15 Inside The Alienist: Get to Know the Cas 01:33 Free  Buy on iTunes
16 Inside The Alienist: Walking the Set wit 02:49 Free  Buy on iTunes
17 Inside The Alienist: Behind Dakota's Loo 04:02 Free  Buy on iTunes
18 Inside The Alienist: Building the Gilded 03:12 Season Only  Buy on iTunes
19 Inside The Alienist: New York 1896 02:44 Season Only  Buy on iTunes
20 This Season On 01:32 Free  Buy on iTunes
21 Inside The Alienist: Fashion of the Gild 03:34 Season Only  Buy on iTunes

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Reviews

  • Feels Very Holmesian

    5
    By raikenclw
    As others have said, kudos for the production values. This show feels a good Conan Doyle novel brought to life, but with a different set of characters. I don't understand the poster upthread who complained that no motivations were shown. Dr. Kriezler's motivations are obvious: he is both fascinated by the minds of children and also feels guilty about the unsolved murder of the Zwiez boy. [He's also very Holmes-like]. Sara's motivation is equally obvious: she's a feminist and a career woman in a time when such a thing was truly rare [Doyle's Irene Adler as a cop]. Moore's motivation is the clearest of all; he's an everyman who's trying his best to help a rather weird friend (John Watson as a whoremonger). What's not to like?
  • Dakota Fanning!!

    5
    By Moviegal
    This is such a brilliant show!
  • Really Excellent

    5
    By majorthomas
    I have had a tough time understanding the cool change within entertainment wherein certain short run television series can be as powerful as one long great motion picture. The nexus of this series being basically ‘Jack the Ripper’ in New York; is enough to check out the time frame and vibe of this show. Even though the acting can be a little stiff; Bruhl is amazing as the doctor or ‘Alienist’. The attention to detail is similar to ‘Taboo’ with Tom Hardy. In other words; very exacting and macabre. I actually am waiting for each new episode with interest rarely this strong for this motif. Definitely not a family show due to the nature of the story. But if you are a fan of ‘From Hell’ then enjoy this strange view of pseudo history.
  • Over The Top Time Waster

    2
    By Moschell
    I’ll give this series an extra star for set production. Otherwise, after 4 episodes in, it just doesn’t keep your attention. There is not ONE likable character. This show was overly advertised for months before it debuted (clearly somebody had faith in it). When I went to LA on the release week it was on every bus/billboard/park bench... so I started it. It’s downfall is the acting. SO OVER dramatic. It’s like watching a bad local theatre production. The leads are so ridiculously over dramatic. My partner and I even mock it around the house while having regular conversations that we “Alienist-ate”. A genuine fail. Ridiculously over-acted and not a single character that intrigues (except the mute servant woman).
  • Way to aim for the middle

    2
    By Parallax Condor
    Want a GOOD period cop show? Try the German-language BABYLON BERLIN on Netflix. Daniel Brühl and the production values are the only good things about this. It’s heavy-handed and spoon-fed like everything Turner produces. There’s no effort to explain the motivations of any of the major characters, even halfway through the second episode. The source material isn’t the greatest, but anyone could’ve improved upon the Carr novel. Pass.
  • Meh...nothing to write home about.

    2
    By Rdubesq
    Didn't knock my socks off, didn't bore me. First episode spent way too much time on the "gritty realism" (which always feels fake) of the time, and failed to engage the characters with the audience. Dakota Fanning is the only reason I'll be tuning into Episode 2..... which was boring AF.
  • An amazing soundtrack.

    5
    By echols108
    This a dark and sometimes disturbing psychological thriller. The amazing sets and costuming is excellently done. I love the soundtrack and hope they eventually release it for purchase. The story is well cast with great actors. I'm excited to see how the story continues.
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    2
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  • Good Show

    4
    By MJG*
    Looking forward to the next episode.
  • First episode does not work

    1
    By joliraja
    Downloaded the first episode. It plays herky jerky for 5 or ten seconds and then the picture freezes but the sound goes on. I get similar results trying to stream it. The freebies work just fine. Not a good start for this series on iTunes.

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