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      Season 1 – The Mysterious Benedict Society

      2021 Adventure Drama TRAILER for The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season 1 Trailer List
      86% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Four gifted orphans are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission; placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications. Read More Read Less
      The Mysterious Benedict Society — Season 1

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      Critics Consensus

      The Mysterious Benedict Society has a slow windup, but its delightful supporting cast and sparky tone make for winning family entertainment.

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      Episode 1 Aired Jun 25, 2021 A Bunch of Smart Orphans Four gifted orphans vie for a prestigious scholarship and the result is stranger than imagined. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 25, 2021 Carrying a Bird Mr. Benedict sends the kids on an undercover mission to infiltrate the L.I.V.E. Institute. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 2, 2021 Depends on the Wagon Using Morse code, the children send a message about Curtain to Benedict; Kate and Constance are unhappy about rooming together while Sticky and Reynie create a brotherly bond. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 9, 2021 A Whisper, Not a Shout Reynie and Sticky pursue the coveted Messenger status; the girls try to stay afloat in class. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 16, 2021 The Art of Conveyance and Round-Trippery Reynie and Sticky investigate secret transmissions; Constance and Kate explore the island. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 23, 2021 Run Silent, Run Deep Benedict and Curtain's indelibly intertwined pasts are revealed. Details Episode 7 Aired Jul 30, 2021 The Dance of the Celestial Orb Kate embarks on a solo mission that raises Curtain's suspicions and endangers the team. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 6, 2021 Big Day Today With free will and truth on the line, The Mysterious Benedict Society prepares for a final showdown. Details

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      Kristen Lopez indieWire Manfredi and Hay aren't afraid to create a series that both praises the intelligence of children while also admitting that being a kid is weird and confusing. Rated: B+ Jul 1, 2021 Full Review Daniel D'Addario Variety Within the growing set of shows about kids asked to save the world, "The Mysterious Benedict Society" stands out, and might itself save a rainy weekend for curious kids sometime this summer. Jun 25, 2021 Full Review Lucy Mangan Guardian What could have offered children a chance to understand the historically unprecedented aspects of the internet age they live in, made the young fish conscious of the water they swim in, is left simply as a romp. Rated: 3/5 Jun 25, 2021 Full Review Collin Garbarino WORLD Its refreshing to find a show promoting the values of honesty, friendship, and bravery in a package the whole family can enjoy. Rated: 5/5 Feb 17, 2022 Full Review Belen Edwards Mashable As Mr. Benedict, Hale infuses his trademark nervous energy with sincere care for the children, always sure to find the humor and heart in each scene. Jul 26, 2021 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Maven's Nest Marvelous adult ensemble and cast of diverse talented children are a delight. First half of season is charming, with story of very smart kids, but adult problems get nasty. Rated: 7/10 Jul 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ana luisa u el desarrollo de los protagonistas esta decente y me gusta elenco de niños son muy inteligentes y el misterio que aguarda y personajes secundarios decente es un 8.5 de 10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review DJ W Pretty good show, wasn't crazy for it tho. I enjoyed the books and the first season of the show was alright Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/15/23 Full Review Maryam M I've read the books, I really enjoyed the TV series, it differs from the book at times but that made it even more unexpected and exciting. It's an amazing series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review Vitoria F Typical story to show that children are not silly. Very creative mystery. It has the style of A Series of Unfortunate Events, but with less drama and easier to understand. It was fun that they used classic riddles from exact science courses. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/26/23 Full Review Sarah B I haven't read the book series but now I want to check them out for sure. A very fun show! I enjoyed it :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/09/23 Full Review Michael T For anyone with kids looking for a good quality show with moral lessons, I have a suggestion. It's a Disney show--wait, hold it, don't stop reading! It's like the 80s Disney stuff. Morals, but not preachy and not political! At least the 2 seasons they produced so far. Give my review a chance! The series is called The Mysterious Benedict Society. It has some of the feel of the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events (which, if you haven't seen, is outstanding--well, outstanding regardless of whether you have seen it, but this is a rather long parenthetical tangent and I should probably get back to the series I was talking about first). The story follows a group of clever orphans recruited to stop an evil plot. They find themselves enrolled in a school--no, there's no magic--and have deal with cult-like devotees in order to Save the World. What I immediately noticed was that there were parallels to real life and moral messages, such as how to deal with an uncertain world, the need to question what we are told and find out the truth for ourselves, and to not be so risk adverse that we are paralyzed into inaction. Of course there are the more universal ideals of friendship, loyalty, self-worth, and dealing with people different from oneself sprinkled in as well, but that's to be expected. The show also included a lot of intellectual fodder. Some of it is stuff that will likely fly right over the heads of most kids, but other things, like the brain puzzles that show off the protagonists' ingenuity, will expose some kids to unorthodox thinking they may not have encountered before. Like the Snicket series mentioned earlier, there is also a healthy dose of rich vocabulary that the story context sometimes supports. (Other times, kids may need to consult a dictionary. I needed to once or twice.) The show was not right wing or left wing politically. I think almost any family would be comfortable with their kids watching it. But I felt it was entertaining enough that adults could really enjoy the show along with them. It's a wholesome show, an entertaining show, and an educational show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, James Bobin, Todd Slavkin, Matt Manfredi, Phil Hay, Darren Swimmer, David Ellender, Jamie Tarses, Matthew Loze
      Adventure, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jun 25, 2021