The Equalizer: Season 1

The Equalizer: Season 1

The Equalizer: Season 1

In this new take on the '80s crime series (and later turned into films starring Denzel Washington), Queen Latifah stars as a highly-skilled former CIA operative who now helps those with no-one else to turn to.

2021Rating: TV-14USACBS
Crime

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
9 August 2021

The Equalizer

As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel, a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime

EPISODE 1.2
9 August 2021

Glory

McCall's online ad leads her to a mother whose son has been kidnapped by a human trafficker and will be executed unless she steals confidential information from her FBI agent employer. Also, McCall enlists Aunt... MORE Vi to help uncover a secret Delilah is keeping from them both.

EPISODE 1.3
9 August 2021

Judgement Day

McCall endeavors to help an escaped prisoner wrongly accused of hug who is too distrustful of the justice system that failed him to accept her aid. Also, McCall worries when her daughter, Delilah, stops hanging... MORE out with a close friend, and Detective Dante's search for McCall takes an unexpected turn.

EPISODE 1.4
9 August 2021

It Takes a Village

McCall investigates a community activist's staged suicide and uncovers a connection between his hug and his protests over local real estate development. Also, Delilah's driving lessons lead McCall and Aunt Vi to teach her an... MORE even bigger lesson regarding personal accountability.

EPISODE 1.5
9 August 2021

The Milk Run

When McCall tries to locate a missing British mathematician, she finds herself embroiled in an international fight for a revolutionary financial technology.

EPISODE 1.6
9 August 2021

The Room Where It Happens

Mel goes undercover as a volunteer for a rising politician when McCall tries to help a despondent college student being threatened by someone inside the candidate's campaign. Also, McCall worries when Delilah starts hanging out... MORE with a young girl who served time in juvenile detention and reminds McCall of her own troubled youth

EPISODE 1.7
9 August 2021

Hunting Grounds

McCall races to find a woman kidnapped by a serial killer whose past crimes went undetected because the victims were from marginalized communities. Also, trouble arises for McCall when her vigilante activity puts her on... MORE Manhattan District Attorney Avery Grafton's radar.

EPISODE 1.8
9 August 2021

Lifeline

An overseas call for help from the daughter of McCall's deceased CIA mentor forces McCall, Mel and Harry to work remotely to aid the conflict journalist as she's pursued by a hit squad in France.... MORE Also, Aunt Vi becomes suspicious when McCall skips out on another family night for work.

EPISODE 1.9
9 August 2021

True Believer

McCall races to help a concerned wife locate her husband before he helps an extremist group carry out an imminent bombing in the city. Also, McCall worries that her anonymity will be compromised when Delilah... MORE asks her to participate in a mother/daughter social media video.

EPISODE 1.10
9 August 2021

Reckoning

McCall's personal and professional lives collide when Delilah and her friends are threatened by a European crime syndicate for being eyewitnesses to the outfit's execution of a drug cartel boss.

The Equalizer: Season 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This Equalizer will do well to flesh out the specificity of the woman driving it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Latifah... has such sure instincts and easy confidence that she isn't brought down by the material.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's a comfortable mediocrity to the formula that should land with many viewers.

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Decider

Decider

Latifah's empathetic performance makes The Equalizer extremely watchable, as does the rest of the cast.

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USA Today

USA Today

It's perfectly fine, which might just be enough right now.

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CNN

CNN

The premiere does a nice job of laying out all the ingredients...

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Salon

Salon

Latifah herself is believable as an action star.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

There's potential there for a compelling Robin Hood-esque fable that could be exciting. Alas, it's CBS...

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New York Post

New York Post

CBS is really good at this sort of by-the-numbers genre offering...

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NPR

NPR

Not that believable or even that compelling, but at least CBS is trying something different.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

I like the show best when it abandons righteousness and goes for camp...

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