Mr. Mercedes: Season 1

Mr. Mercedes: Season 1

Mr. Mercedes: Season 1

Four-time Golden Globe-nominee Brendan Gleeson leads this series from Emmy-winner David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies), adapting Stephen King's bestselling novel about a retired detective on the hunt for a demented serial killer who continuously taunts him.

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EPISODE 1.1
1 January 2017

Pilot

Two years after retiring, former homicide detective Bill Hodges is still haunted by his last case. When the demented culprit begins to torment Hodges, he embarks on a crusade to bring the killer to justice.

EPISODE 1.2
1 January 2017

On Your Mark

As Hodges struggles to maintain his sanity, both Pete and Ida take notice. Deborah worries about Brady, who gives her a window into his latest work. Hodges connects with Olivia Trelawney's sister Janey, who hires... MORE him as a private detective.

EPISODE 1.3
1 January 2017

Cloudy, With a Chance of Mayhem

Hodges and Janey dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding Olivia's death. Hodges uses Debbie's Blue Umbrella to turns the tables on Brady. Jerome's father intervenes in his relationship with Hodges.

EPISODE 1.4
1 January 2017

Gods Who Fall

Ida is hurt as Hodges and Janey's relationship intensifies. Lou is disturbed by an interaction with a customer. Deborah takes Brady to the cemetery and the two reflect on their difficult past.

EPISODE 1.5
1 January 2017

The Suicide Hour

The cat and mouse game between Hodges and Brady escalates. Hodges has an upsetting conversation with Janey's mother. Deborah's drinking almost causes an accident at the Hartsfield home.

EPISODE 1.6
1 January 2017

People in the Rain

Hodges struggles with the past as it concerns his daughter, Allie. As Deb attempts to make a change for the better, Brady interferes. Robi continues pressuring Brady to impress their bosses. Hodges connects with Janey's... MORE niece, Holly.

EPISODE 1.7
1 January 2017

Willow Lake

As Hodges helps Janey through a difficult time, their connection deepens. Realizing he still needs their help, Hodges brings Jerome and Holly back into the investigation. Deborah confronts Brady with her concerns.

EPISODE 1.8
1 January 2017

From the Ashes

A critical error puts Brady in the center of a crisis of his own making. Holly and Jerome make a pivotal discovery. After a tragedy sends Hodges reeling, he goes to visit his daughter, Allie.

EPISODE 1.9
1 January 2017

Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream

Jerome and Holly tell Hodges their concerns about the Mercedes Killer. Tensions continue to escalate between Brady and Robi. As details about the investigation emerge, Hodges, Pete, and Izzy close in on their suspect.

EPISODE 1.10
1 January 2017

Jibber-Jibber Chicken Dinner

When another murder victim is discovered, suspicions about Brady are confirmed. As the police prepare for another massacre, Hodges fears for the safety of those he loves.

Mr. Mercedes: Season 1 / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

An unappealing combination of Stephen King's most ghastly horror moments mashed into a hard-boiled detective story.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Mr. Mercedes isn't prestige-class pulp, but it's a quality star vehicle fuelled with enough poignancy to make it worth the ride.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Mr. Mercedes is premium-unleaded nightmare fuel right out of the gate, without even a touch of the strange or supernatural.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The naturalistic pacing and character development provide a superior cast with more than enough fuel for a gripping ride.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

This is an all-star crew operating at near the peak of their abilities. It makes for a tight, terrifying story of a retired cop and the madman who got away but won't go away.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s smartly paced, with stellar performances and assured direction, and yet it feels curiously stodgy, with the emotional beats never landing quite hard enough and the action and humor scattershot.

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NPR

NPR

David Kelley and Stephen King have been entertaining the masses for many decades now, yet in Mr. Mercedes, they're both doing some of their best work in years.

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Variety

Variety

Mr. Mercedes comes off as a plodding compendium of serial-killer and cop cliches, all conveyed via an unrelentingly dour tone and almost suffocating aesthetic...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

So far Mr. Kelley has put together a decent character study, but whether he’ll pull off a hard-boiled thriller remains a mystery.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Mr. Mercedes is a fine example of something that has been less frequent over the years - an effective Stephen King adaptation carried by strong performances and smart writing choices.

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