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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 24, 2018
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  • Summary: Harry (Percelle Ascott) and June (Sorcha Groundsell) run away together but there are powerful sources that want to separate them in this British supernatural teen series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 23, 2018
    80
    It is a moody, misty drama that stays compelling even when it veers toward the obvious, with characters you care about even without knowing them well because they come across, most of them, as soulful even when they are not particularly nice.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Surette
    Aug 21, 2018
    80
    As enticing as the shapeshifting is, it's the simplicity of June and Harry's authentic love for each other that makes The Innocents so dreamy.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Aug 23, 2018
    80
    The show is quite easy to watch. The shape-shifting premise proves a flexible, even powerful frame for the usual teenage quandaries--feeling different, being misunderstood by clueless parents, wanting to explore other, kinkier modes of life.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Aug 22, 2018
    70
    The pacing is sometimes teasingly effective and sometimes just infuriatingly slow, but I respect its gateway oddness, like The Innocents is preparing a Netflix juvenile demographic for the more substantive, patience-intensive oddness of something like a Sens8 down the road.
  5. 70
    The show is at its best when it does very sincere, persuasively performed versions of familiar genre themes.
  6. Reviewed by: Hanh Nguyen
    Aug 27, 2018
    67
    At times, this lack of establishing a sense of place and motivation makes the series feel unmoored, but the action moves along rapidly all the way up to its last-minute sick twist.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Aug 22, 2018
    50
    Like so much YA fiction, everything here is over-directed and over-written, allowing no room for the teen audience to interpret any deeper meaning. ... And it’s a particular shame that this is so frustrating because the young leads are charming and have solid chemistry. It’s the construction of everything around them--including a flat performance from the typically-solid Pearce--that lets them down.

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    A beautifully shot, gripping show that really pulled on my heart strings. Every episode was unique, tying together a wonderful range ofA beautifully shot, gripping show that really pulled on my heart strings. Every episode was unique, tying together a wonderful range of loveable characters who left me aching for answers by the end of season 1 - I can't wait to see the next season.
  2. Aug 26, 2018
    8
    Just when I was losing faith in "Netflix Originals", The Innocents drops. It's shot very well and the cinematography is great. The InnocentsJust when I was losing faith in "Netflix Originals", The Innocents drops. It's shot very well and the cinematography is great. The Innocents looks more like a film than a TV series. I was entertained right through to the end and the 4K HDR format is always appreciated. My only qualm is why they retain their reflection when the change is physical. Its a plot device that is never explained.
  3. Sep 6, 2018
    7
    Undeniably campy and mostly predictable don't slow this surprisingly fun and immersive first season down one bit. Somewhat forgettable andUndeniably campy and mostly predictable don't slow this surprisingly fun and immersive first season down one bit. Somewhat forgettable and kitschy, this show is perfect for you if you're looking to check out of reality for a bit.
  4. Sep 22, 2018
    5
    Por muito mais que eu ame a história, a maneira como ela foi criada é muito superficial. Nenhuma mensagem profunda foi transmitida e tudoPor muito mais que eu ame a história, a maneira como ela foi criada é muito superficial. Nenhuma mensagem profunda foi transmitida e tudo parece despretensioso. Continuei a ver a série para ver se melhorava, mas isso não aconteceu. A única coisa que eu admiro bastante em "The Innocents" é a fotografia, as paisagens que são exibidas e as músicas que se ouvem nos episódios.
  5. Sep 11, 2018
    4
    As much as I loved the idea of the story, the way it's been set up is extraordinary lame and superficial. No deeper messages to be transportedAs much as I loved the idea of the story, the way it's been set up is extraordinary lame and superficial. No deeper messages to be transported and the plots are shallow. Still i kept loving the idea so i kept waiting for the change, only to be disappointed. Waste of money and time, thought lovely made. It's a disgrace to the actors, the pictures, the music and the landscapes. A photo story would have told a better story than watching how this one has been directed.
  6. Sep 8, 2018
    0
    This show started good..and then began its descent into oversexed and perverse chaos like so many other recent short-lived series. There mayThis show started good..and then began its descent into oversexed and perverse chaos like so many other recent short-lived series. There may be enough people devoted to such amoral trash to watch this one for a while, but if you want to see something to remind you of that which is good and worthwhile without garbage over and over again, avoid it.