Evil: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Smartly-written and effectively unsettling, Evil works best when it dares to delve into the depths of the uncomfortable questions it poses.



Critic Ratings: 44


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User Ratings: 277
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Air date: Sep 26, 2019
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Katja Herbers
as Kristen Bouchard
Mike Colter
as David Acosta
Aasif Mandvi
as Ben Shroff
Michael Emerson
as Leland Townsend
Christine Lahti
as Sheryl Luria
Kurt Fuller
as Dr. Boggs
Brooklyn Shuck
as Lynn Bouchard
Skylar Gray
as Lila Bouchard
Maddy Crocco
as Lexis Bouchard
Dalya Knapp
as Laura Bouchard
Boris McGiver
as Monsignor Matthew Korecki
Clark Johnson
as Father Amara
Danny Burstein
as D.A. Lewis Cormier
Brooke Bloom
as Emily Leroux
Darren Pettie
as Orson Leroux
Dan Bittner
as Dwight Ferrell
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Lando Mutabazi
Jordana Spiro
as Ema Serpagli
Scott Ian
as Butcher
Scott Ian
as Butcher
Jayne Houdyshell
as Judge Sara Carl Shire
Derek Gaines
as Stand Up Comedian
Michael Hayden
as Dr. Hal Docler
Heather Lind
as Sarah McCrystal
Timothy D. Stickney
as William Hopkins
Karen Pittman
as Caroline Hopkins
Rodney Richardson
as Tommy Boutella
Li Jun Li
as Grace Ling
Sanjit De Silva
as Neil Benton
John Glover
as Byron Duke
Nelson Lee
as Daniel Ling
Audrey Bennett
as Julie McCrystal
Baylen Thomas
as Controller
Nora Murphy
as Little Girl "Rose"
Thirsa van Til
as Female Patient
Matt DeAngelis
as Brian Cadelago
Dascha Polanco
as Patti Hitchens
Karoline Xu
as Chinese Mother
Dakin Matthews
as Father Augustus
De'Adre Aziza
as Fiona Plemmons
Hannah Hodson
as Naomi Clark
Sharon Gee
as Chinese Woman
Nicole Shalhoub
as Vanessa Dudley
Brian Smolinski
as Mr. Gilbert
Shawn Cortel
as Detention Guard
Melissa Joyner
as Angela Clark
Laura Kai Chen
as Marianne Jacobs
Noah Robbins
as Sebastian Lewins
Sean Phillips
as Cleveland
Chris Ghaffari
as Tony Pacuci
Nick Doolan
as Climbing Partner
Jake Ryan Lozano
as Dougie Martin
Amy Hohn
as Judge
Victoria Meade
as Caliente Day
Jayson Wesley
as Bearded Man
Manoel Felciano
as Jackson Orbinson
Aishling Pembroke
as Young Woman
Anissa Felix
as Violet Dahl
Gregg Edelman
as Rodney Match
David Adkins
as Pierre Halley
Lizan Mitchell
as Crying Aunt
Marcus Ho
as Doctor
Peterson Townsend
as Corey Clark
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Critic Reviews for Evil Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (15)

So far, it's an admirable attempt, if sometimes overly simplistic.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It's like being haunted by someone who's part-devil and part-snarky David Spade. It's very unsettling - and somehow, even creepier.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…
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Both the writing and direction take the time to make sure that the emotional repercussions linger and build on each other, but the in-the-moment stuff is sometimes active for both characters and audience.

Sep 25, 2019 | Full Review…

This delightful first season has pitted poor, unprepared humans against all manner of techno-torment: hackers, misogynist social networks, deepfakes, videogames your kids don't tell you about, freaking YouTube videos.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Entertainingly twisty and sometimes satirical, and it's surprisingly scary in a holy-s**t-how-is-this-on-CBS kind of way.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It is fascinating, suggestive and the time flies by. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jan 15, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

What makes Evil interesting is the way that it marries the procedural setup that is such a staple of CBS and the more frightening elements at play within the series.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Holly hell, I love it.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The Kings understand that horror and humor are flip sides of the same coin, and they slyly use both to score metaphoric points along the way.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Evil is entertaining, disturbing and fun at the same time. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Evil exhibits its creators' capacity for flitting between drama and levity.

Jan 31, 2020 | Full Review…

The main female character played by Herbers confirms the ability of Robert and Michelle King to create protagonists that are intelligent, capable, sensitive, strong, and vulnerable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Dec 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Evil: Season 1

  • Feb 24, 2020
    Outstanding show! Although one or two episodes did no made sense to me, the majority was very engaging, with intricate story lines. I strongly hope that it comes back for a season two!!!
  • Feb 21, 2020
    This show finds a great balance between horror creepiness and humor. Reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in that respect. Looking forward to the second (longer!!) Season.
  • Feb 14, 2020
    Hate the title of this show, almost skipped watching because of the title. I do however love this show. Really mashes up genres and suspense and some down right creepy stories...the whole sing song fallalalala show..yikes! Really look forward to seeing where they take these characters and story line.
  • Feb 12, 2020
    Incredibly unsettling. The most chill inducing segments happen at home with her kids!!
  • Feb 10, 2020
    At times it is confusing. Before knowing everything would come back later, the scenes are boring. Leaves you on the edge of your seat. Overall pretty good
  • Feb 08, 2020
    Brilliant! Can't wait for Season 2 :)
  • Feb 04, 2020
    This show is truly Evil. Not going to put spoilers here but 'Evil' mimics current accounts, events, and twists the stories into evil situations for the show. Some may say it is a clever way of using current events into a series, I find it lazy writing just to disparage and twist actual accounts to confuse truth... and that is why I do call this show evil, and not just because of it's title.
  • Feb 04, 2020
    Love it. For me it looks very fresh
  • Feb 04, 2020
    Look forward to seeing this, great twists.
  • Feb 02, 2020
    Amazingly great and weird!

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