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The Rook: Season 1 (2018-2019)



Critic Consensus: Though it teases some appealingly pulpy puzzle pieces, The Rook's dour tone and convoluted machinations ​overshadow its intriguing premise.


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"The Rook" is a supernatural spy thriller, which tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London's Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high-ranking official in the Checquy, Britain's last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory -- and why she is a target.


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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

The Rook has plenty to recommend it, but it often gets caught in the space between a pulpy genre thriller and a stony-faced espionage serial, too dark and constantly fighting its most promising abilities.

July 2, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Rook" feels bogged down by what it lacks and what it offers. It's a little clunky in its structure and not great at explaining itself, despite lots of attempts.

June 27, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

I did find it very gripping. ... But having adored the witty and occasionally wacky source novel, I was a little disappointed by the po-faced realism of The Rook.

December 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Supernatural violence, some language in so-so spy thriller.

July 30, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Rook is an interesting and risky adaptation of Daniel O'Malley's novel. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

[an] enthralling supernatural thriller [novel] becomes an office drama. It's toothless...and so disappointing.

July 12, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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