The Alienist

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Air Dates

Jan 22, 2018 - Aug 09, 2020




Drama / Crime




Laszlo - Daniel BruhlJohn - Luke EvansSara - Dakota FanningCyrus - Robert WisdomMarcus - Douglas SmithLucius - Matthew ShearStevie - Matt LintzTheodore - Brian GeraghtyMary - Q’orianka KilcherAlice - Lily-Rose Aslandogdu

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A limited drama based on the Caleb Carr novel of the same name.

In 1896, a string of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. A newly-appointed police commissioner tasks a criminal psychologist, known as an alienist, and a newspaper illustrator to investigate the matter in secret.

Comments (20)

03/21/18 at 11:06pm

I can't add much more positive to the reviews above, with the exception of the the person who was complaining about the Gay history of that time which is one of the subplots of the show. The show is well done and accurate from an historical point of view. The sets, the costumes are exquisite. I don't know what a Limited Edition show is really, but I would like to see this show continue. Janie
Jennifer Aguinaga
03/20/18 at 08:04pm

This is a show that is as realistic for the time period as it gets. People who are sensitive about how sexuality or any other stereo type that were held in a different light don't know there history. Those viewers can only watch what is fake and unrealistic. Shows are for entertainment not to baby your feelings. My family and I love shows that protrays how society really was. Anything less is a waste of time. The Alienist is for smart and educated individuals. Adore from the gay issue I really don't hear much about how immigrants, women, and people with mental issues are portrayed. It is spot on on all issues. You can't focus on one. Individuals that Dr are the Hippocrates. See the show for the realism and perfection on all aspects of life. Please keep this show. It would be a terrible injustice to not bring it back.
Jennifer Aguinaga
03/20/18 at 07:50pm

Nothing like it on television. Intriguing and suspenseful. You fall in love with all the characters even the ones you hate. The acting and background is so spectacular said it was being filmed during that time. This is a show that I recommend to anyone. My family and I will remember and talk about for years. Everything about this show is as perfect as it gets!
Jeff Greene
03/12/18 at 10:30am

Fabulous acting and terrific portrayal of the time period including the state of the art at the time - fast trains, telephones, electric lights but human-powered dental equipment, the new movie shows, the beginnings of police evidence such as fingerprints - amazing how formal and proper the men and women dressed even though they had to walk in the streets with horses, mud, and had to sweat in the heat with no air conditioning. Dakota Fanning is terrific so are all the actors, I am glad Dakota Fanning is taking serious roles, she was recently in a movie that takes place in 1890s Montana in a vary serious dramatic and tragic role...
Freddy is my name
03/08/18 at 03:38pm

Whenever someone says the words "gay agenda," I feel like I need to scream, "Don't drink the Kool-Aid!!!" Anyway, great show. Hope it stays on.
02/26/18 at 02:08am

I like the storyline. So similar much like today seriel killers. Love the acting and the time period. Hope they let the characters develop.
02/15/18 at 10:52am

I was looking forward to this show, from the previews likely to be good. But then it airs and in the first 2 episodes is crammed full of Gay Agenda. Is this the new norm in Hollywood, everything gay, all day and the time. In the wake of the Weinstein disaster did Hollywood not learn that the public is turning off and tuning out to the constant Gay agenda, deviant behaviors oozing from Hollywood?
02/04/18 at 12:36pm

Very intriguing show. Set in 1896, a psychologist investigates the trail of a serial killer in NYC.
01/18/18 at 12:23pm

Fanning getting old
01/05/18 at 08:05pm

I'll check this one out. The book was really good.

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