The Society (2019) - Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

IMDB: 7.1
Stars: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon
Length: 58 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 70 out of 371 found boring (18.86%)

One-line Reviews (190)

This show is exactly what it sets out to be; engaging, binge-able, escape.

Questions and confusion .

It's just a propaganda show.

The first four episodes were kind of slow as you would know if you watch Netflix produced shows and then the show picks up the pace which is almost similar to the TV show 'Lost',this show will definitely have a grip over you which will make you binge watch the 10 episoded.

But it deffinetly is worth the watch.

A really intriguing production!

The first 3-4 episodes are slow to many viewers.

It explores ideas about society that are quite philosophical while still remaining entertaining.

" But saying that after episode 3 I believe the slow slow slow burn ends and it gets much better.

Shows goes very slow and its a total waste of time

Otherwise his mumble was just unbearable, sorry not sorry.

I really enjoyed it.

A total waste of time, even for a twelve year old kid.

I enjoyed watching it, its gripping

If viewed through that lense it is intriguing in a novel way.

shallow , boring and not creative at all , they should replace sci-fi and mystery from the description with romance , unrealistic on all levels possible like characters development , skills , motives and actions and events building leading to highlights .

Boring, Boring, Boring .

In whole it's paper thin, predictable, and painfully slow.

Her (the actress) acting is not great, that whole I'm-too-cool-for-you-attitude is annoying, her story line is boring and most of what she does and says is not believable, I mean, she barely makes sense as a character.

Usually in these scenarios you would have one really smart, agile Hero but everyone here is pretty hopeless and slow to really figure things out.

'The Society' starts off as a cringey American teen melodrama with poor dialogue, a weak premise, and character development / decisions that make you reconsider the enjoyment of watching paint dry.

This series is too boring.

Boring .

That aside, it is really worth watching.

Still, it does offer an interesting approach to political systems and human nature, but characters (very white, cis, straight characters, may I add) sometimes feel repetitive and it's hard to keep up with every single one of them, there are so many!

It has a great storyline, intriguing plot twists, so many surprises, mystery, drama, teenage problems.

Unfortunately it makes me sort of disappointed because I know beneath those first three is a entertaining show and I'm actually eager for the next season.

A lot of plot twists and crazy intense stuff happening to make you keep watching.

Waste of time .

"this series is sooooooooooooooo slow..soooo obvious and sooo frustrating to watch.

The first 3 eps are kinda slow, but after that the series pick up an intense pace with lots of conflicts and harsh decisions to be made.

The first few episodes are really slow and I didn't care for the main character, Cassandra.

I can suspend disbelief enough to accommodate that one annoyance, because the rest of the story is engaging.

However, 'The Society' will keep you engrossed and have you hooked at the edge of your seat with it's unpredictable plot and relatable characters.

This show is one bad cliché after another.

So much boring.

Drilling down even further to the compelling aspect, I think what drove home the shows premise is a moment when I saw a real tparalysis of decision.

I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

I found the intriguing tangle of mystery and melodrama, thought-provoking .

It's the cringiest and most predictable of them all.

The Society is a contrived, poorly-conceived, and even worse-executed effort that doesn't pass the smell test.

Was bored and gave It a shot.

he's very entertaining in situations cause without him it's all sex and election fights.

Very intriguing.

I really enjoyed it, and highly recommend it!

If you need something to help you sleep, definitely watch this staying awake during was one of my biggest challenges I've had to face.

They were suspenseful when needed, and slower in other portions.

But please don't waste your time on his one!

Lazy, uninspired, and boring for a show with such an interesting premise.

Wtf did I waste my time on.

Original and compelling story with themes that give perspective on the challenges of civilization.

Though, the first couple of episodes feel slow, the rest of the series makes op for exactly that.

The main girl character has motive and other intriguing qualities.

With being all teenages left in the town i enjoyed it and am waiting for season 2

I'm still early in the series but it's entertaining enough to continue watching.

so boring omg .

Parallel universes or the afterlife are both fascinating concepts that never get old for me.

I gave this show a chance I was rewarded with a compelling interconnected web of conflicting emotions and conscious reasoning.

The acting is bad, there are lots of plot holes, and the script is boring.

Don't waste your time.

It's fine for 12 year olds that likes under the dome and stuff like that but otherwise it's boring.

My niece enjoyed it for the most part though.

I think its boring and bad acting.

Emotional and Intense .

In that way, I have a hard time understanding some reviews saying that this show is cliché, I mean did you ever watch a proper cliché teen show ?

Don't waste your time.

The show is all about who is sleeping with whom, school cafeteria seating squabbles, putting our hair up in curlers and girl-talk in preparation for the school prom and other such uninteresting drivel.

The show is worth watching for these characters alone.

All in all, if you're looking for something entertaining with a dash of mystery, definitely give it a watch.

Feels like propaganda and brainwashing.

Intriguing start which quickly devolves into a typical, predictable and annoying teen angst soap.

The story itself is good, but it's so boring.

Entertaining .

Compelling and Well-Written .

Season 2 would be too much to steel myself through, and Netflix clearly needs to slow down with the original content until they have something high end to offer.

A Teen-centric Sci-Fi Mystery Worth Watching .

Pacing is slow.

But I found it gripping and hope there's more seasons more to come.

But it's so slow.

Cliche characters with .

Intriguing plot .

If the writers of this series think I'm going to wait for another long drawn out mysterious series with no answers, I think not.

Am I getting so bored with it that I have missed them trying to escape or journey out to find help?

It's a Netflix show that wants its audience to relate and get attached to characters, its not a television novelty, but its entertaining.

Instead it feels a bit slow with that part of the story.

It had all the right elements to be something cool but it was way too dramatic, boring and slow, ho my god so slow, nothing really happens there.

At its core, this show is a mystery, and the suspense generated by that mystery has been intriguing.

Even in the face of a somewhat intriguing set up, what we get are braces, acne and sweaty boys trying to calculate how to get training bras off while the girls say important things like "Oh, you're so immature.

As many other reviewers have noted, what makes this series intriguing is that it is less about how they ended up in the situation, and more about their process of surviving it.

Same cliche teens doing cliche stuff.

Its good but its so slow and Stressy.

The acting was okay but predictable.

I really REALLY enjoyed it.

Males are toxic, and childbirth is such a bore, such a useless hassle.

Thoroughly gripped though pacing is off .

I stuck with it though perhaps out of boredom and the last episodes of the show make me want to watch another season of it.

Talking heads after talking heads and a minimum of action usually adds up to boredom.

An entertaining apocalyptic type movie .

Though if you separate that personal interest from it, it's a rather bland and unoriginal trope played by mostly forgettable actors, with the exception of the deaf guy, and uninspired writing.

I've finished it in 2 days and i enjoyed it .

I started watching this because a friend recommended but said it was boring at the start.

It is so boring!

I really wanted to like this series finding the idea of a 'lord of the flies' type of story set in a parallel universe is fascinating.

Although there were some unnecessary dialogues and characters, the main theme is absorbing and I am curious about what will happen later on.

This show is beyond predictable.

Very entertaining .

Very silly and pointless.

) is an incredibly engaging new series with a cast consisting entirely of teenaged characters.

on some level i guess i enjoyed it.

In this stereotyped and unoriginal version, excruciatingly boring for adults.

I'd still say give it a watch as it is entertaining.

Save Campbell the psycho, everybody else in that town is as boring as it's architecture.

Show is predictable and doesn't explain anything nor does it remotely stay relevant to what you want to know.


Quite often I give something on there a go and instantly regret doing so, but I decided to give this one a try, and to my surprise, it was actually fairly enjoyable.

Shear boredom would have led someone at least to go and explore to try and find out what the hell is happening outside their isolated town!

Contrived .

" The only passable actor is the psychopath, and only because the writers actually granted him a fictional identity, unlike the other empty paper sacks.

Hopefully, there is a Season 2 because this show is an unexpected surprise.

I boosted the rating to 5 stars because the pretentious and self-righteous lead character finally gets what she deserves in the end...

A mix of Lord of the Flies, Lost (I give 6.5/10), The 100 (I give 8/10), and Riverdale (I give 6.5/10), The Society mixes its influences well and delivers an entertaining and thought-provoking series with a fun mystery and a great cast.

I'm intrigued enough to watch on, but as already warned a bit of a slow start...

The beginning of this series seemed very trite.

a little bit boring watch it when free time .

The Society is an intriguing combination of teenage drama and social commentary set in a modern dystopia.

I quite enjoyed it, there were a lot of real moments and it did a good job of exploring how people may think act and feel if placed in the same situation.

It's just boring and bad characters buildup.

Waste of time.

This was sad for me to see in such an interesting world with mind boggling characters that the writers have imagined.

if you suffer from insomnia , or have a 10 hour layover ...........

Are today's 'young adults' really this dense, boring and mentally limited.

Watch paint dry.

I liked it but was wayyyy tooo slow.

Entertaining problems happen that you actually are intrigued to find out about.

Characters- there is much depth to many of the characters and with slow, progressive development you begin to love, hate, HELL even cry with a handful of characters.

The 10-episodes run for an hour each, which is quite long for a teen-based drama these days.

Such a waste of time .

It's engaging enough, though the first episode slowed down and just chased its own tail for about 30 minutes.

6 episodes in and I'm still yawning.

Many times I fell asleep.

It starts slow and I kept watching because of the interesting premise of high school kids trying to figure out how to create an ordered society.

I really enjoyed it.

In other words, I highly recommend it to everyone who's into some mystery/drama!

Unpredictable and smart.

And to that demographic, regardless of where we might place the setting of the story, these are the banal and idiotically unimportant issues they want to watch on TV.

But things take a quick turn into a brutal socialist regime that beats people accused of crimes while holding them in a cell while preparing for a cliche trial where some kids are going to pretend to play out their fantasy of how the rules should be.

Ending was confusing .

However, as the series begins to pick up, it juggles some interesting themes and steers into a series of compelling predicaments that make it enough of an enjoyable weekend binge.

Worth the watch .

The suspense will have you hanging on the edge of your seat through the whole entire season and the ending is insane which is why this show needs to be renewed for a season two.

Despite some of the shows shortcomings overall I found the show an entertaining watch!

I started this review with 'stereotypes and formula abound' in The Society, had to challenge my own perspective once I started I finished writing my thoughts..The compelling thing about this show were the smart characters and the things you don't expect:No one person is the 'genius'.

Please don't waste your time on this garbage teen drama crap.

Great show nice actors brilliant story boring in the first 3 episode

They need to make a second season, very entertaining !

This is just SJW propaganda/the put too many heavy teen topics in the show.

I recommend this if u like mystery drama slow burns with some character development and interesting sub plots.


History intertwined and well developed over time, intricate characters plots and evocative scenery.

Yes, there are holes and the acting isn't up there with the best, however for what's its worth, this show offers many entertaining moments that will keep most thrilled.

I just wish there were more more pieces of the puzzle thrown in to give it a more suspenseful feeling.

I looked on here and I saw many people saying its boring for the first three episodes.

Unwatchable .

The situation is dire, yet the show doesn't feel like a downer because it tackles real issues and is wrapped within an intriguing sci-fi premise.

I'll plod on with it in hopes it doesn't start to run out of ideas...

Hang on, slow start.

They leave on a bus and all fall asleep only to wake up when they reach their camp that's in the middle of a Forrest.

Top that with boring unrealistic writing and you get just another mediocre Netflix show.

In between theres a lot of long slow mundane conversations.

After watching 2-3 episodes I decided this must have been written by women, because the male teen characters are so shallow and contrived.

Just an intense thriller we need right now .

You can expect slow, drawn out melodramatic plot lines that are tiresome and unintelligent.

The story was all together interesting and entertaining to watch.

focusing so much boring details and not even a little about what is actually going on and what matters .

As I wrote this review, I bumped my stars to an 8 because I realized how many times those scenes made things more real, and thus, made the show more compelling.

The acting was great, storylines engaging, camera work excellent.

Entertaining .

The big problem of the "Society" is the boring and unconvincing characters.

Pretty entertaining overall.

Too little mystery, and too much attention on the boring teen stuff.

And even the drama is shallow, the characters seem bland and often don't have any actual character development.

But the writing especially in regards to characterization is awful and plot is predictable.

Definitely worth watching and the acting and story line is actually really impressive .

Boring boring boring!

Sometimes the script feels stupid and obvious but for the most part it's engaging and not to bad.

Every conceivable, hackneyed stereotype is presented in dull fashion.

t this is "The Dome" "Lord of the Flies" & "The Sparticle Mystery" same boring concept.

Of course the 1st few episodes were good but just moved way to slow.

Interesting Premise - Boring Characters .

Bland is too quick a word for this.