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Helix: Season 1 (2014)




Critic Consensus: Effectively creepy and oozing with chills, Helix unexpectedly digs deep into its world and its characters, with a suspenseful plot that continues to pique interest as it advances.


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The first season of this sci-fi thriller follows a team of CDC scientists who are headed by Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) and thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation after being deployed to a privately run research base in the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak. They quickly discover that the black-gooey virus they are dealing with is spreading like wildfire—and Alan's brother Peter (Neil Napier) and ex-wife Julia (Kyra Zagorsky) are among the sick and dying.


Billy Campbell
as Dr. Alan Farragut
Kyra Zagorsky
as Dr. Julia Walker
Jordan Hayes
as Dr. Sarah Jordan
Hiroyuki Sanada
as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
Catherine Lemieux
as Dr. Doreen Boyle
Neil Napier
as Dr. Peter Farragut
Mark Ghanimé
as Major Sergio Balleseros
Meegwun Fairbrother
as Daniel Aerov
Jeri Ryan
as Constance Sutton
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Critic Reviews for Helix: Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (12)

Helix is initially involving, but it gradually loses energy as we realize we have a long slog ahead before all the secrets are revealed and the plot resolved.

January 15, 2014 | Full Review…

You like this kind of thing or you don't, and I don't, particularly, but Helix is very involving, giving us characters to care about even in the midst of so much necessary setup.

January 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's definitely some fraying at the edges along with all of those odd fluids oozing from various orifices of the afflicted.

January 10, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's not too geeky a story, so someone who just likes suspense drama can follow it.

January 9, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Perhaps in time Helix will develop into something more substantial but in its first two hours it sets up a lot of questions without providing answers or a compelling reason for viewers to stick with it.

October 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Everyone loves a good outbreak drama... and Helix delivers.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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