The Alienist

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The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in 1896 about the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes that have gripped New York City. Based on the novel by Caleb Carr.
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  1. 1. The Boy on the Bridge
    January 22, 2018
    48min
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    A young boy prostitute is butchered on the Williamsburg Bridge, alienist Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore, secretary Sara Howard & police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt investigate outside the law to find a serial killer.
  2. 2. A Fruitful Partnership
    January 29, 2018
    47min
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    Sara finds a clue and Kreizler tries to connect the evidence left behind by the serial killer. Kreizler takes Moore, Sara, Marcus and Lucius to Delmonico's in New York and informs them they're working together to catch the killer.
  3. 3. Silver Smile
    February 5, 2018
    44min
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    Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case has gone missing. Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) and Moore (Luke Evans) interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the Brothel. Sara (Dakota Fanning) attempts to live in a world outside the investigation. Kreizler challenges them to look within themselves.
  4. 4. These Bloody Thoughts
    February 12, 2018
    47min
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    Kreizler (Daniel Br?hl) and Sara (Dakota Fanning) discuss the capacity to kill. Moore (Luke Evans) goes on a date. Byrnes (Ted Levine) and Captain Connor (David Wilmot) keep an eye on a potential suspect. Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) finds himself under public scrutiny.
  5. 5. Hildebrandt's Starling
    February 19, 2018
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    The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.
  6. 6. Ascension
    February 26, 2018
    45min
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    The team hatches a plan to catch the killer. Moore checks in on a friend. Kreizler faces his own self-doubt about the investigation. Roosevelt attends an event with the city's elite. Sara looks into Kreizler's past. Connor acts on impulse.
  7. 7. Many Sainted Men
    March 5, 2018
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    Kreizler and Moore follow a lead. Sara visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past. Cyrus recovers from his injuries. Byrnes and Connor plot against the team. Detectives Marcus and Lucius Isaacson work on a clue.
  8. 8. Psychopathia Sexualis
    March 12, 2018
    43min
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    Kreizler and Moore travel to Washington, D.C., Sara goes rogue in pursuit of the truth. Lucius tells Marcus a secret. Byrnes and Connor tighten their grip on the investigation.
  9. 9. Requiem
    March 19, 2018
    48min
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    Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) mourns the loss of a friend. Sara (Dakota Fanning) pushes the team to forge ahead. Moore (Luke Evans) warns his friend the killer will strike again. Cyrus (Robert Ray Wisdom) seeks revenge.
  10. 10. Castle in the Sky
    March 26, 2018
    53min
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    Kreizler (Daniel Bruhl) confronts the demons of his past. Moore (Luke Evans) tells Sara (Dakota Fanning) the truth. Connor (David Wilmot) takes matters into his own hands. The team closes in on the killer as time is running out.
  11. 101. Sneak Peek
    November 27, 2017
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    Get a first look at a sneak peek for TNT's highly anticipated psychological thriller The Alienist.
  12. 102. Overview
    November 27, 2017
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    Watch a special series overview of the highly anticipated psychological thriller The Alienist.
  13. 103. Inside The Alienist: Character Study
    December 5, 2017
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    Get a sneak peek at the characters of The Alienist with its stars Daniel Br?hl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning.
  14. 104. Inside The Alienist: Character Profiles
    December 11, 2017
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    Dive deeper into the characters of The Alienist, with cast interviews that reveal personal insights and historic details from the actors who portray them.
  15. 105. Inside The Alienist: Reimagining the Gilded Age
    December 18, 2017
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    Take a closer look at the artistry that brings the grit and glamour of the Gilded Age to life through costumes, props, and set design in The Alienist.
  16. 106. Inside The Alienist: Get To Know The Cast
    January 8, 2018
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    Get to know The Alienist stars Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning in a rapid fire Q&A interview session.
  17. 107. Inside The Alienist: Walking the Set with Luke Evans
    January 8, 2018
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    Luke Evans gives an insider tour of the immense sets built for The Alienist and the immersive details that brought New York's Gilded Age to life.
  18. 108. Inside The Alienist: Behind Dakota's Look
    January 15, 2018
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    Join Dakota Fanning for a tour of the outfits and accessories that help define her character in The Alienist, with additional insights from the costume designers themselves.
  19. 109. This Season On
    January 29, 2018
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    Take a look ahead at the twists and turns still to come this season on The Alienist.

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ChristineReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Must-Watch TV Show
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I encourage everyone to read the novel upon which this wonderful series is based. I read it years ago, and it has stayed with me; this TV series is doing the same. They have captured the period the same way the novel did. The incredible sets, the corruption, the squalor vs. the obscene wealth,
the underbelly of the time . . . it is all here. The acting is also top-notch, as all of the principle characters seem so much of that era, rather than actors playing costume. And to see "old" pros like Grace Zabriske, Ted Levine, and Sean Young pop up in secondary roles is a real treat. The crimes themselves offer the series (as it did in the novel) the opportunity to delve into various themes: psychology, policing, class, sexual orientation, forensics, etc., and the series also provides a peek at the changing world of the time: telephones, fingerprinting, Socialism, women's roles, typewriters, and more. I think this series is a must-watch for fans of both criminal procedurals, historical dramas, and psychological suspense.
56 people found this helpful
Bruce HalpinReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Good Adaptation of a Great Book
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Having read the book several times, I was thinking that the series would be disappointing but it is not. The characters are not as I had imagined them but that doesn't matter; the show is true to the feel of the book. It's excruciating to wait for each week's installment as this is a perfect vehicle for binge watching, but there will be opportunity for that the second time through. I read a review somewhere suggesting that this show was a couple of years too late, which I think is nonsense. We don't watch tv, only shows on Netflix or Amazon, so I may not be au current regarding the bulk of television viewing, but personally I've been waiting a long , long time for someone to make this and compared to the plethora of dystopian zombie bs that's out there this is a welcome relief.
22 people found this helpful
V JohnsonReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The sets are beyond amazing. Millions must have been spent on the sets ...
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Totally addicted. Have watched three times and anxiously await each weeks episode. Have bought the whole thing for my library. The actors are so believable in their roles and the story so consuming and riveting. Not paced too fast or slow. You are just really invested in the story and what happens to all the characters. The sets are beyond amazing. Millions must have been spent on the sets and the clothing is so authentic and detailed. One of the best shows I have ever seen. Wish there were more like it.
23 people found this helpful
Sheila EnglishReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absurdly Good!
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I binged this show. It took me two days. That's how good it is!
It's set in late 1900's New York where what we now call a psychologist was once called an alienist. So you have the alienist, then an illustrator who works for the NY Times and last but not least a brilliant woman who is the first to work for the NY PD, though she is a secretary.
These three are interesting characters, but together they are off the charts amazing.
We follow a serial killer who kills young boys and our three heroes and their team are trying to capture him.
This is an amazing cast, amazing story. I can't wait for season two!
7 people found this helpful
Quantum KevReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, gripping series - highly recommended!
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Fantastic series! Awesome acting, exhilarating, intelligent plot, excellent cinematography and attention to period. I was SO sad when it ended! I seriously hope they make a second season. The guy who plays the lead character - Dr. Kryzler I think it is? - is spectacular. There is some gore in it, and the subject matter can definitely be disturbing. But it's never gratuitous, and done as tastefully as stuff like that can be. If you like crime dramas with a strong psychological bend to them, this is your show.
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H. N. DoheReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Looks like I'm... the ALIENATED...
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I love period pieces, and with today's CGI you can re-create Victorian-era cities in all their squalor. Some spoilers ahead, naturally. I did not like this... If you LOVED Daniel Bruhl's dull, lifeless portrayal as ZEMO in the Marvel Universe, you'll love him here. Once again he just shambles his way through the script, creating a colorless personality that I think we're supposed to look upon as a leader, as he and his comrades try to solve a series of gruesome child murders. Two things I don't care for in movies are child murderers and dog killers... Anyway, the script is slow on the uptake, takes you totally down a red herring suspect trail, before they finally bumble upon the real killer in a series of implausible deductive reason-ings.. I know this has a lot of folks who loved it... I for one was disappointed. It didn't live up to my expectations. So I will be the ALIENATED amongst the ALIENIST FANS...
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Chris B.Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT ACTORS AND SETTING
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Although, this series has great actors, Dakota Fanning for one, and great settings, this series about a serial killer is somewhat dull, played like people living in 1890. The dialogue is true to the era, the police are brutal and unaccountable, the politicians corrupt, and the killers can get away with it because it keeps the population in fear and the police in full power. The costumes are first rate, horse drawn buggies in the dirty streets, it is a realistic view of London. The detectives work together as the team, putting together clues that will explain the killer's motivation and lead them to his lair... pretty well done but not as entertaining as True Detectives, also about a serial killer.
Code SlingerReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Police Procedural
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I love this series. I have watched both seasons. It is well written and watching a police procedural set in late 19th century NYC is fascinating. The main characters are multi-dimensional, well acted, and the dialogue is believable. If you watch closely there is an occasional anachronism, but otherwise the sets and period details appears to be pretty authentic. My only complaint is that the villains are more like composite figures or caricatures than people. Lazlo and his team are chasing a concept or collection of characteristics rather than a living, breathing person. I am nevertheless looking forward to Season 3.
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