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      Season 1 – Salvation

      2017 Drama Action Mystery & Thriller List
      45% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 250+ Ratings Audience Score When it is discovered that an enormous asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth, MIT grad student Liam Cole and tech billionaire Darius Tanz team up to save humanity from this impending apocalypse -- without ever alerting the public. As part of the project, Darius recruits an aspiring sci-fi writer, Jillian, to work on a theoretical approach to saving humanity. While they try to save the world their way, the government has its own approach, with Deputy Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards spearheading the top-secret plan to deflect the asteroid. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jun 26 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Neither remarkably bad nor impressively well-made, Salvation is stereotypical summer television -- a low-stakes diversion that may pass the time well enough for undemanding audiences without ever being particularly memorable along the way.

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      Episode 1 Aired Jul 12, 2017 Pilot When an MIT grad student realizes that an asteroid is set to collide with Earth in 186 days, he joins forces with a tech billionaire and the U.S. government in hopes of preventing a disaster; a conspiracy comes to light. Details Episode 2 Aired Jul 19, 2017 Another Trip Around the Sun Darius and Liam work on a theoretically impossible solution to divert the asteroid; Grace risks everything to help Darius; Liam tracks down critical research. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 26, 2017 Truth or Darius Darius accelerates his plan to stop the asteroid before the Pentagon shuts him down; Grace must make life and death decisions. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 2, 2017 The Human Strain To prove to Harris and Grace that he's not a traitor, Darius must reveal a closely guarded secret; Liam helps Jillian adjust to her new job at Tanz. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 2, 2017 Keeping the Faith Darius tries to discover who killed his friend Lazlo; Liam discovers who's been selling secrets to the Russians. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 9, 2017 Chip off the Ol' Block Darius recruits Grace, Harris and Liam for a dangerous mission; Jillian confronts Liam about his secret. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 16, 2017 Seeing Red Grace and Darius slip off to Russia behind Harris' back to stop a potential nuclear conflict; Liam seeks solace with Amanda. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 16, 2017 From Russia, With Love Darius and Grace are framed for murder and must escape from Russia; Liam tries to get Jillian to come back to Tanz. Details Episode 9 Aired Aug 23, 2017 Patriot Games Grace's life is threatened by a deadly assassin; Darius and Liam forge unlikely alliances. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 30, 2017 Coup de Grace Grace and Darius seek answers from the president; Harris discovers deadly secrets. Details Episode 11 Aired Sep 6, 2017 All In Grace and Harris must work together when their children's lives are in jeopardy; Liam presents Jillian with an unusual proposal. Details Episode 12 Aired Sep 13, 2017 The Wormwood Prophecy Darius, Grace and Harris join forces to prove the president was murdered; Grace tells Zoe the truth. Details Episode 13 Aired Sep 20, 2017 The Plot Against America Harris, Grace, and Darius must topple the illegitimate government; Darius makes final plans for the ark. Details

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      Ed Bark Uncle Barky Salvation... has some potential to be perhaps moderately involving. The initial two hours move along at a fairly crisp pace, complete with skulking and several close calls but next to nothing spent on special effects. Rated: C+ Jun 23, 2020 Full Review Matt Zoller Seitz New York Magazine/Vulture There is no direction to speak of, just shots of people saying lines, all cut together as chaotically as possible, the better to suggest "excitement" that the mini-series itself can't generate. Jun 23, 2020 Full Review Kelly Lawler USA Today Salvation is one of those series where what you see is exactly what you get, so for viewers seeking unchallenging thrills, it works. The world may be ending, but at least it's doing so in a comfortingly familiar way. And that feels fine. Rated: 2/4 Jun 23, 2020 Full Review Malcolm Hopwood Salvation tries too hard. Nov 20, 2020 Full Review Adrian Hennigan Haaretz Indeed, such a cheesy series should come with a health warning for the lactose intolerant. May 16, 2018 Full Review Megan Basham WORLD All but the most loyal broadcast viewers are growing beyond the kind of generic, overly polished storytelling Salvation offers. Feb 21, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Tjerk v Story starts interesting enough but quickly gets so stupid that it makes the serie unwatchable. Acting is meh at best. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Richard M How has this got an 80% audience score? Poorly written and acted (in places). You have to massively suspend disbelief again and again and again. 2nd season was hard to get through, plots and characters intentions all over the place, never really convinces you of the jeopardy, and then you realise it was cancelled so the story isn't resolved. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/16/23 Full Review Fletcher M It skilfully blended elements of politics, espionage, technology, and the looming threat of an asteroid collision to create a riveting narrative. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/17/23 Full Review Valery J Salvation is outstanding show! It is a multi-dimensional dynamic political thriller combined with brilliant performances by the team of actors... I am appalled that the rotten tomato critics gave unsubstantiated low scores of 45% to the show Salvation which had from 7.0 to 3.4 million viewers (in the summer!)! This is versus 97% they gave to rather boring show Succession which had much smaller audience from 0.5 to 1.7 (at best) million viewers. Who can trust to these 'critics'... The Salvation show deserves much higher score of 95-100% and continuation for another season 3, at least. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Maggy S It is a very captivating show which keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.. A wonderful combination of a terrific thriller with smart plot of saving the humankind from the internal and external dangers. Which one is more dangerous? It is not so clear during the development of the events. This show encourages to respect knowledge and smartness, dedication and invention. This is brilliant combination of a political thriller with sci-fi theme which appeals to younger generation of technology-educated people. It is a very timely show and the viewers want to see season 3, at least. How the problems will be resolved, what else is prepared in political battles, will Darius Tanz establish a contact with the arrivals - all these questions need to be answered.. So we meet again the brilliant cast of the show... Although I have a few big questions to the reviews by so called critics..They issued very strange and biased reviews in July 2017, a day before the show started, after viewing only the first two episodes which only setup the dynamics of the show. They did not bother to revise them later when show came to season 2. I completely disagree with all of them. Because the show shown a great potential and terrific plays by the actors. Santiago Cabrera was brilliant playing flowlessly very different aspects of his character at different parts of the show. The same can be said about Jennifer Fennigan and Ian Anthony Dale who presented very well their characters of patriotic young officials in WH and DOD whose only wish is to serving their nation and make the thing right. The younger generation was well represented by Charlie Rowe, a smart MIT postdoctoral graduate who has a real talent and views for innovation. His story become even more dramatic after realising that he was adopted as a baby by a wonderful woman. Also very important were the characters of Jacqueline Byers who brought a very different character of an intuitive writer and hearty female who brings other angle into the picture for saving the humankind. Contradictory character of Melia Kreiling brought a good spice into the fight for survival combined with the wish to be recognised... With all these characters, thrilling plot which reminded me in places the best of James Bond films but with the much more humanised hero - a scientists and technological genius Darious Tanz. I suspect after viewing this series more young people with to study STEM and to achieve some success in research. This is much better that showing films about alcoholics, drug edicts and criminals with they breaks from prison... So what exactly the critics were missing here? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/22/23 Full Review Max I Definitely better that season 2 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Greg Beeman, Ed Ornelas, Maja Vrvilo, Dan Lerner, Stuart Gillard
      Executive Producer
      Elizabeth Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Stuart Gillard, Peter M. Lenkov
      Gavin Johannsen, Angela Harvey, Mike Werb, Corey Miller, Blake Taylor, Christina M. Walker, Elizabeth Kruger, Dennis Saldua, Craig Shapiro
      TV-14 (L)
      Drama, Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jul 12, 2017