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  • Series Premiere Date: May 4, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: A brother and sister emerge from their shelter six years after a rain-based virus wiped out much of the Scandinavia's population to see if there are other survivors in this Danish sci-fi horror series created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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    Reviewed by: Haleigh Foutch
    May 4, 2018
    80
    The Rain‘s greatest strength might be its clever hand with doling out information. If post-apocalyptic fiction has become too rote and familiar over the last decade, a good mystery yarn never loses its appeal, and The Rain spins mysteries well, dropping reveals and intriguing tidbits with impeccable timing. That quality makes The Rain a great binge show.
  2. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    May 3, 2018
    80
    Once you get over the ludicrousness of a killer virus whose host is the weather, The Rain is a taut, tense thriller. The first Danish original series to come from Netflix, it’s gratifyingly fast-paced and unfailingly dark.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 4, 2018
    70
    Though Netflix’s latest binge-a-thon doesn’t always handle the logistics of that situation in a completely convincing way, its premise provides a sturdy backdrop for the suspenseful story of a girl striving to protect her younger brother at all costs.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Apr 29, 2018
    67
    Despite some shaky attempts to build a convincing world, The Rain has much in common with “The Walking Dead.”
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    May 3, 2018
    60
    Within the first ten minutes, it becomes obvious that it will be another post-apocalyptic drama about a virus that devastates humanity, leaving precious few people behind to figure out how to scrap their way toward continued survival. If you’re into that sort of thing, it will grab your attention right away and, based on the initial three episodes made available to critics--most likely hold on to it. But if you’re at all fatigued of dramas about the demise of humanity, you may find it hard to soldier through, especially if you try to swallow all eight episodes in a sitting or two.
  6. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    May 4, 2018
    58
    Despite his best efforts, for a show where humanity is under attack, you ultimately need a reason to root for at least most of the humans. The Rain never gets to the point where you’re pulling for the water droplets, but this is one barren wasteland that makes it difficult to care about anything other than surviving it.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    May 3, 2018
    50
    It's basically a mid-tier CW or Freeform show. The execution is thin, but the premise is juicy and after watching three episodes sent to critics, I have enough curiosity to keep going.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 46
  2. Negative: 20 out of 46
  1. May 12, 2018
    10
    EXCELLENT show! The kids will get on your nerves during the first 10 minutes but their behavior is necessary to push the plot forward. I'veEXCELLENT show! The kids will get on your nerves during the first 10 minutes but their behavior is necessary to push the plot forward. I've watched the entire first season in one week. I cannot wait for season 2. If you enjoy a blend of sci-fi, horror, and adventure this is the show for you. There are also some truly heartwarming moments. The characters are well-developed and you come to know them through the struggles they face. The voice overs are well-done, also. A MUST WATCH! Expand
  2. May 12, 2018
    10
    First off, if you cannot withstand watching a show with subtitles and must have it dubbed if it's in a foreign language. Then I highlyFirst off, if you cannot withstand watching a show with subtitles and must have it dubbed if it's in a foreign language. Then I highly recommend that you avoid this show. As the dubbing for The Rain is terrible and will throw you off.

    Now onto the actual review of the show.

    The Rain is far from perfect, but if you stick with it. It actually starts to pick up and gets really good. For the first 2-3 episodes. I was constantly reminded that these were immature kids having to deal with a post apocalyptic world, but when things started progressing further and further. They kind of "woke up" in a sense. Which allowed the show to become so much better. As it moved away from high school drama. To actually fearing what we all deem to be harmless.
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  3. Jun 27, 2018
    9
    I just binge watched this show and am extremely impressed with the quality of production, acting, and the overall script. The only potentialI just binge watched this show and am extremely impressed with the quality of production, acting, and the overall script. The only potential negative is the overdub of some character's voices from whatever their natural voice or language is. Expand
  4. May 20, 2018
    4
    I keep watching it, I don't know why, but I do. It's kind of like looking at an accident. It's hard not too. I just find it so hard toI keep watching it, I don't know why, but I do. It's kind of like looking at an accident. It's hard not too. I just find it so hard to believe that in the world the way it is today, that any group of any kids, any age, from any country, could be as naive about human nature as this group is. It just seems out of any choice that presents itself, they choose the worst one. Expand
  5. Jun 5, 2018
    3
    To be fair, I have not finished nor intend to finish the first season.
    With that being said, let me be quick to tell you that the acting is
    To be fair, I have not finished nor intend to finish the first season.
    With that being said, let me be quick to tell you that the acting is instantly noticeable. So noticeable that it will drive you mad. What's more is that the plot barely improves. The show moves at such a slow rate that it takes 4 or more episodes for the show to truly progress.

    What's mad is the decisions made and how poorly written the characters are. Very little is to like about this show. Watching the beginning and ending of the series may be the absolute biggest thrill the show has to offer.
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  6. May 7, 2018
    1
    i simply refused to continue watching this stupid teen apocalypse trash after about 8mins. similar to revolution and the strain, once again,i simply refused to continue watching this stupid teen apocalypse trash after about 8mins. similar to revolution and the strain, once again, another apocalypse show ruined by infuriatingly retarded teen and child characters. the premise and the opening seemed interesting enough then came the annoying kids unbelievably stupid actions.

    scenes became painfully predictable. o the annoying kid wouldnt buckle his seat belt, guess what happens next. o the daughter made eye contact with the trucker, guess what happens next. o the daughter and son hear someone knocking on the door, guess what happens next.
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  7. May 20, 2018
    0
    Unreasonable decisions made by the ugly main characters, poor acting, lack of logical support. This show is a nightmare, dont waste your time.

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