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  • Series Premiere Date: May 4, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 83 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: 16 out of 46
  2. Negative: 21 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 11, 2018
    10
    I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. Ok, it was nor a master piece but for a dystopian series The Rain is pretty good. Loved it, hope theyI DON'T UNDERSTAND THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. Ok, it was nor a master piece but for a dystopian series The Rain is pretty good. Loved it, hope they renew. Don't really understand comments about whining.. If you faced the end of the world, you'd be just happy heroes with all the solutions in mind? I think the characters showed great development, were very believable, the plot kept me engaged, much better than a lot out there! Expand
  3. May 9, 2018
    9
    Like most foreign Netflix shows, The Rain's English dub is horrible. But the show itself is excellent. A great Danish post apocalyptic showLike most foreign Netflix shows, The Rain's English dub is horrible. But the show itself is excellent. A great Danish post apocalyptic show with strong dramatic relationships, interesting characters, and some decent twists to keep you interested. And it sets up well for a second season. 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. May 11, 2018
    2
    The new dystopian thriller from denmark, featuring blatant stupidity, annoying characters, and literally watching plants grow. Couldn't makeThe new dystopian thriller from denmark, featuring blatant stupidity, annoying characters, and literally watching plants grow. Couldn't make it to the end of this show. You can play a drinking game each time Rasmus is said in an episode. Netflix - try harder. Expand
  6. May 6, 2018
    1
    The poor English dub is distracting. The protagonists are moron children that opened the front door to the baddies in the first episode. LetThe poor English dub is distracting. The protagonists are moron children that opened the front door to the baddies in the first episode. Let them die and give me a story where the characters are intelligent. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2018
    0
    This show's writing is so bad that it makes you hate the main characters right from the start. I don't blame the actors though, they just gotThis show's writing is so bad that it makes you hate the main characters right from the start. I don't blame the actors though, they just got a terrible director and a moron writing the script. It's easy to hate the actors given that their characters are so dumb, but I'm actually sorry for 'em. Expand

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