The Third Day: Season 1

The Third Day: Season 1

The Third Day: Season 1

Oscar nominees Jude Law (The Young Pope) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) star in this HBO mystery series centred on a seemingly peaceful island off the British coast that starts to play tricks on the mind of a visitor who can't find a way out.

2020UK, USAHBO
MysteryThriller

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
15 September 2020

Friday - The Father

After Sam, a London family man in crisis, rescues a troubled young girl in the woods, he brings her home to the ominous Osea Island, where inhabitants are preparing for a curious annual festival involving... MORE the island's history. As he meets Osea's secretive locals, Sam grows increasingly desperate to return to the mainland to make an important call - but the island proves difficult to escape.

EPISODE 1.2
22 September 2020

Saturday - The Son

Plagued by a disturbing dream, Sam awakes to find himself in a compromising situation and, having missed the morning crossing to return to the mainland, spends the day trying to learn more about the islanders’... MORE beliefs. After a series of confusing and terrifying events leaves him shaken, Sam quickly plots a way off Osea with Jess, but is convinced to stay put as the islanders prepare for a dry run of their big event.

EPISODE 1.3
29 September 2020

Sunday - The Ghost

Sam is shocked to learn the truth about his connection to Osea and the islanders’ intentions for his future. Later, in a fight for his life, Sam tries desperately to escape their clutches and make... MORE it back to the mainland in one piece.

EPISODE 1.4
6 October 2020

Monday - The Mother

Winter. Helen surprises her two daughters, Tallulah and Ellie, with a trip to Osea Island for Ellie's birthday. After finding that the cottage she booked is suspiciously no longer available, Helen scours the island for... MORE a place to stay, but finds resistance at every turn.

EPISODE 1.5
13 October 2020

Tuesday - The Daughter

As the islanders prepare for a fateful birth, Helen reveals her true intentions in coming to Osea and, after joining a search party, is pressed on her past. A peculiar girl befriends Ellie and offers... MORE to take her to a mysterious place closed off to outsiders.

EPISODE 1.6
20 October 2020

Last Day - The Dark

A man visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of people intent on preserving their home at any cost.

The Third Day: Season 1 / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It works because Kelly has such a tight grip on the material. He clearly understands and loves the genre and knows when to up the horror - Sam's repeated visions of bloody, gaping wounds - and when the merest hint of disquiet will do.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Law... who's been one of the most fascinating actors alive since coming to TV for the title role in Paolo Sorrentino's deeply bizarre HBO drama The Young Pope, is the perfect choice to play a character that contains multitudes.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Although it's made fairly watchable by several strong star turns and some lovely visuals, the fiction... proves far less interesting than the verifiable history, layering on one unsurprising genre twist after another with almost no real visceral impact.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Episode 5 teases an ending loaded with drama, but "The Third Day" falls prey to nagging predictability just as it wows with evocative atmospherics and excellent turns from Law, Harris, Watson, and Considine.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

The second segment of "Third Day" doesn't have the same level of manic, violent, urgent madness as the first, but thanks in large part to Harris' riveting work as a fiercely protective mother not to be trifled with, it's just as involving.

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IGN

IGN

Heavy on portent and mood, but light on exposition and insight.

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Independent

Independent

Throughout, the going is glum rather than unsettling, dull instead of brooding.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

It's a rich mix of themes and intriguing details intensely played by a remarkable cast (with Considine emerging as something of an MVP by making Mr. Martin so unreadable behind his ingratiating smile).

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Variety

Variety

If where we tend to end up — that, for these characters, the end of the world isn’t so very hard to distinguish from the grief they’re already feeling — isn’t wholly novel, the staging and its rawness here make you feel it anew, and provide a strong argument for giving “The Third Day” your time.

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