Marvel's Helstrom: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Marvel's Helstrom

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Helstrom's strong visual effects can't save it from the fact that its characters simply aren't interesting enough to overcome their familiar setting.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 368

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Daimon Helstrom investigates a possessed young boy in Oregon. Meanwhile in San Francisco, Ana Helstrom stages an auction to expose a criminal. Disturbing events at St. Teresa's cause concern as the siblings estranged Mother remains hospitalized.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

A horrific accident leads Daimon and Gabriella fighting to save a man's soul, while a darker force attempts to stop them. Meanwhile, Yen's relationship with his work takes a dark turn towards obsession, and a discovery leads Ana back to St. Teresa's.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Daimon and Ana learn more about the destruction their father left in his wake. With Gabriella, they pay a visit to a potential victim and find themselves in deeper than they ever could have imagined. Hastings shocks Caretaker with a stunning revelation.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

A demonic enemy brings together an unusual group. Daimon and Ana travel to San Francisco in search of Yen and an artifact that may help defeat the enemy. Ana tells Daimon about her extracurricular activities, and Gabriella's faith is attacked.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Things are not what they seem as Mother's health sharply declines. As Ana searches for Yen, Gabriella offers counsel to a student struggling to understand how demons live among us. Daimon makes a discovery that is truly a matter of life and death.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

A dark force creates a melee forcing Hastings and Ana to work together. Daimon and Gabriella discover the events of the Blood Hotel are connected. The demon's identity is revealed, shaking Ana and Daimon to their core. Yen gets the upper hand.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

With a powerful demon looking for a new host and Ana struggling to control her darker urges, Daimon is offered a proposition from The Blood. Caretaker finds himself in hot water, and Dr. Hastings rattles Daimon with new revelations about his past.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Relationships deepen as stakes increase. To save a life, Hastings and Ana must do the unthinkable. Gabriella and Daimon journey to his childhood home in search of an old relic. A mother loses a son but gains an heir.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Daimon and Gabriella find themselves in disturbing new territory. Ana has to make a decision that will change the course of the siblings' lives in irreversible ways. Victoria tries to make amends but she may be too late.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Ana and Daimon fight to save a soul but only Yen can be victorious. Gabriella's newfound perspective challenges Daimon's beliefs, creating riffs amongst the group. Victoria unites with Daimon and Ana, but their victory comes at a cost.

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Daimon Helstrom investigates a possessed young boy in Oregon. Meanwhile in San Francisco, Ana Helstrom stages an auction to expose a criminal. Disturbing events at St. Teresa's cause concern as the siblings estranged Mother remains hospitalized.

Cast & Crew

Tom Austen
Daimon Helstrom
Sydney Lemmon
Ana Helstrom
Elizabeth Marvel
Victoria Helstrom
Ariana Guerra
Gabriella Rosetti
Robert Wisdom
Caretaker
June Carryl
Dr. Louise Hastings
Alain Uy
Chris Yen
Daniel Cudmore
Keith Spivey
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Helstrom Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

In the first five episodes made available to press, a general lack of focus prevails, as those plot threads and others keep piling up and unspooling without intersecting.

Oct 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Now lacking a 'Marvel Originals' moniker, Helstrom is missing clear stakes and intriguing characters, too.

Oct 15, 2020 | Full Review…

It's moody and ominous but superficially. There are glimpses of something more compelling buried in the usual, but the show hasn't found its footing or identity yet.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Given that Helstrom is already the last piece of a TV administration Marvel has moved away from, nothing here is good enough to make an investment in. Check out CBS' actually clever, actually scary Evil instead.

Oct 15, 2020 | Full Review…

There isn't anything inherently objectionable about it. It simply comes off feeling a lot blander than something like this should.

Oct 23, 2020 | Rating: 2.75/5 | Full Review…

In the end, there's nothing that's wrong with Helstrom that couldn't have been fixed with a little more attention and care... Helstrom has its charms, but all these small problems combine to make it a frustrating watch.

Oct 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Hulu's Helstrom keeps its focus too firmly set on the rearview mirror.

Oct 20, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The implementation of horror and supernatural elements usually works best when it's in examination of the human condition and Helstrom fails in its refusal to do that.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

With its formulaic plot, low stakes and plodding pace, Helstrom fails to connect as a family drama or a supernatural horror adventure. The series is a true wasted opportunity to take a deeper dive into the scarier side of the Marvel Universe.

Oct 19, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

A bland last gasp for Marvel Television.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Tonewise, Helstrom is a dark thriller with plenty of supernatural touches, but it also pokes fun at supernatural stuff. There are gallows humor and sarcasm in plentiful supply, along with a strong sense of world-weariness.

Oct 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Though the family dynamics give Helstrom its emotional weight, the overarching mythology is what keeps you intrigued.

Oct 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Helstrom: Season 1

  • Jun 04, 2021
    While Helstrom struggles to balance all the elements from its lore together and has protagonists that aren't as compelling as other Marvel protagonists not helped by their underwhelming performances (the sister gets it worse given her bitchy attitude whereas the brother is at least trying; he at least gets along well with the novitiate), this seemingly non-canon parting gift from the MCU's non-Disney+ television side (for context, it was predicted to be DOA due to real-life circumstances causing Marvel Television to be merged with Marvel Studios and this show being too far into development for the plug to be pulled on it) has strong special effects, a beautiful visual style that reminded me of The Ring, solid performances from the supporting cast and well-directed moments of telepathic supernatural badassery. The result? A somewhat somber, if forgettable, look at what could have been.
  • Apr 14, 2021
    We need season 2! You can't leave the end like this.
  • Mar 25, 2021
    The critics who got this thing cancelled are on my anti-holiday card list.
  • Feb 25, 2021
    Well, as a horror genre fan, i was excited to see this show, also i′m huge fan what marvel does. I knew this show is not made by Marvel studios per se, but with all of that i was exciting ( a little bit at least) for this show. So here in Spain we got Helstrom by Star on Disney+, so recently i saw the first 2 episodes. That′s my opinion right now, after look the first 2 episodes: My expectations were low and this episodes suprise me a lot. Especially the main character, who′s playing by Tom Austen. I really like it. The atmosphere as well was very spooky in a good way. The second episode was my favourite so far, i love it. I can′t wait to see the others episodes. Really really suprised.
  • Feb 11, 2021
    Rating: 8/10. 83/100
  • Feb 10, 2021
    Need a season 2 ASAP
  • Jan 31, 2021
    They could have wrapped up the story in fewer episodes. The cast lacked chemistry and the acting was flat. I found myself not caring what happened to any of them, just wanted it to end, especially the last 3-4 episodes. I feel that it had potential that just wasn't realized.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Great show! I had no idea what to expect going in and almost skipped it but I'm so glad I decided to give it a shot. The scenes with the mother are so cool. She plays that part so wonderfully. Hoping for a 2nd season
  • Jan 01, 2021
    If you are a fan of the show Supernatural and love the show well Helstrom is a Home Run. The visuals are amazing and a really good storyline plus some familiar faces supernatural fans will be shocked to see. Let's hope someone sees the potential of this show and pick it back up for season 2.
  • Dec 28, 2020
    The storyline was great, but the pace of character development and timing was a bit off. It is understandable given the number of protagonists and elements needed to build the story for those who are not familiar with the original comic book series. The effort may have diluted the presentation of the two main characters. But, there is still a bit of a hook within the plot to keep one engaged. I am disappointed it was not picked up for another season.

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