Ratched: Season 1

Ratched: Season 1

Ratched: Season 1

Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story) is Mildred Ratched, the bitter and jaded nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in this origin series that follows her infamous rise within the mental health care system of 1947. Co-created by six-time Emmy winner Ryan Murphy (American Crime Story, Hollywood).

2020USANetflix
CrimeDramaMystery

Streaming (1 Provider)

Reviews & comments

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Ratched can't help but be watchable with a cast this overqualified and design this sumptuous. But it feels like the same old Murphy soap opera we've seen before.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Your mileage may vary on how well it explores that idea and the cheap, convenient plot devices that pad it out into eight episodes, but if it's a spectacle you want, that's what Ratched somewhat delivers in its performances and production design.

Independent

Independent

press

A thoughtful, moving examination of the repercussions of trauma, and a reclamation of queerness and femininity from a genre and source material that has treated both with contempt.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Abrupt tonal shifts between terrifying scenarios, dark comedy and troubling treatments in the Lucia State Hospital leave the narrative unmoored from the off.

BBC

BBC

press

So... not exactly quiet, restrained entertainment, then. Ratched ratchets up everything, from the deeply colourful design to the Bernard Herrmann-like music to noir-ish soap-opera plotting that drips with sex and violence. But it isn't pure camp.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Paulson does her very best to connect the dots, but her Herculean effort to hold the narrative together with her bare hands cannot mask how little the writers seem to have considered Ratched as a character beyond a uniform and a haircut.

Variety

Variety

press

A confusing character study that never quite gets a grip on the character it's studying.

The Age

The Age

press

It doesn't feel that new, but Ratched's monsters make their mark.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Tries, for a while, and it looks awfully good doing it. But it gets waylaid in spectacle and lurid melodrama.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Ratched can't help but be watchable with a cast this overqualified and design this sumptuous. But it feels like the same old Murphy soap opera we've seen before.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Your mileage may vary on how well it explores that idea and the cheap, convenient plot devices that pad it out into eight episodes, but if it's a spectacle you want, that's what Ratched somewhat delivers in its performances and production design.

Independent

Independent

press

A thoughtful, moving examination of the repercussions of trauma, and a reclamation of queerness and femininity from a genre and source material that has treated both with contempt.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Abrupt tonal shifts between terrifying scenarios, dark comedy and troubling treatments in the Lucia State Hospital leave the narrative unmoored from the off.

BBC

BBC

press

So... not exactly quiet, restrained entertainment, then. Ratched ratchets up everything, from the deeply colourful design to the Bernard Herrmann-like music to noir-ish soap-opera plotting that drips with sex and violence. But it isn't pure camp.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Paulson does her very best to connect the dots, but her Herculean effort to hold the narrative together with her bare hands cannot mask how little the writers seem to have considered Ratched as a character beyond a uniform and a haircut.

Variety

Variety

press

A confusing character study that never quite gets a grip on the character it's studying.

The Age

The Age

press

It doesn't feel that new, but Ratched's monsters make their mark.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Tries, for a while, and it looks awfully good doing it. But it gets waylaid in spectacle and lurid melodrama.

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