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The Alienist

The Alienist

TNT 2018

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Alienist

The Alienist - S1E1

#1 - The Boy on the Bridge


Season 1 - Episode 1

New York City. 1896. The heart of America’s Gilded Age. When a young boy prostitute is found butchered on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, an alienist named Laszlo Kreizler, a newspaper illustrator by the name of John Moore, a secretary, Sara Howard and a police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt begin an investigation outside the law to find the serial killer.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Alienist from 1944 votes.

The Alienist - S2E2

#2 - Something Wicked


Season 2 - Episode 2

Sara uncovers a clue at the Siegel Cooper Department Store that leads her into dangerous territory. Moore struggles to balance his personal and professional life as he investigates a link to New York's criminal underworld.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Alienist from 457 votes.

The Alienist - S1E2

#3 - A Fruitful Partnership


Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Alienist from 1395 votes.

The Alienist - S2E3

#4 - Labyrinth


Season 2 - Episode 3

All is not what it seems at the Lying-In Hospital as Sara persuades a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors. Kreizler is convinced that hypnosis might unlock the traumatic memories of Senora Linares.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Alienist from 456 votes.

The Alienist - S1E7

#5 - Many Sainted Men


Season 1 - Episode 7

Kreizler and Moore follow a lead. Sara visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past. Cyrus, Kreizler’s carriage driver, recovers from his injuries. Byrnes and Connor plot against the team.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Alienist from 1086 votes.

The Alienist - S2E1
#6 - Ex Ore Infantium
Season 2 - Episode 1

New York City. 1897. Sara Howard has opened a pioneering private detective agency. She reunites with formidable alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and New York Times journalist John Moore to find the kidnapped infant daughter of a Spanish dignitary.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Alienist from 526 votes.

The Alienist - S1E3
#7 - Silver Smile
Season 1 - Episode 3

Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case has gone missing. Kreizler and Moore interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the Brothel. Sara attempts to live in a world outside the investigation. Kreizler challenges them to look within themselves.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Alienist from 1273 votes.

The Alienist - S2E6
#8 - Memento Mori
Season 2 - Episode 6

Sara and Moore return to the killer's abandoned house in search of new information about their suspect. Kreizler faces ruin after a tragic incident at the Institute. Sara and the team are enlisted to rescue another missing child.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Alienist from 410 votes.

The Alienist - S1E5
#9 - Hildebrandt's Starling
Season 1 - Episode 5

The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Alienist from 1117 votes.

The Alienist - S1E4
#10 - These Bloody Thoughts
Season 1 - Episode 4

Kreizler and Sara discuss the capacity to kill. Moore goes on a date. Byrnes and Captain Connor keep an eye on a potential suspect. Roosevelt finds himself under public scrutiny.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Alienist from 1191 votes.

Last updated: apr 30, 2021



I was supposed to be in this but my part was cut out. meesa pissed off


I really love the show, and I can't wait for the new season, as someone who has a mental illness it was refreshing to see a new intake on it.


I am not a big fan of Daniel Brühl so this wasn't very high on my watchlist. At the same time I like to watch period shows. This was a very good mini-series and Brühl did a really good job. The pacing and lenght was just right, it never felt boring. There are two more books by Carr that feature Kreizler but I don't know if there are plans to film them. I certainly would watch. I am thinking about buying the books as well. While the story itself might not be new or original in terms of the general content, the time period makes this very interesting. In a time where corruption wasn't uncommon and things like fingerprints, profiling were in its infancy (not to mention DNA not even existing) the way to catch a killer was very different. It made the hunt much more engaging. The costumes and sets look great and althought you can easily identify the CGI, it is incorporated very well and sells the time period. The cast is great as well, althought I never get the picture of little Dakota in _Taken_ out of my head. As I said I would welcome a continuation.


watched the teaser trailer, initially seems like / i got the idea in my head ... they extrapolated one of the more popular Jack the Ripper theories (syphillis induced psychosis, in a discrete/secretly gay member of the British royalty/aristocracy) into a forensic/thriller series. Hope i haven't spoiled the plot of the whole series entirely but ... it's probably a great concept for the Victorian Crime Procedural as long as you don't notice the concepts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Sherlock Holmes in the characters, sets, crimes etc. Will watch anyway.


As a psychology student I enjoyed the serie very much. The performances are impeccable and the plot is very interesting.


Honestly, some of the best acting I have ever seen. The actress that played Libby Hatch was amazing! Her scenes with Dakota Fanning were intense. Daniel Brune makes the show. The time period is well portrayed.


I suppose this series is entertaining enough for a second season. While I wouldn't doubt if they decided, either way, making season 2 or canceling it, since better shows have been canceled, I doubt TNT will cancel this one. TNT doesn't have the best list of TV series out there, so this is a nice addition.


Terrible adaptation of terrific book. Interesting, delightful Book characters, especially Kriezler, Roosevelt, and Sarah, are converted into boring, at times even unpleasant, characters. I highly recommend the book itself, along with the sequel Angel of Darkness. Just heard that there's another book in the series coming out, too, The Alienist at Armageddon.


I love this series. Can't wait for more


I have just finished watching season 1 and I have to say that in my opinion, this show is one of the best in recent years. It goes straight in to my top 5 of all time. The plot, the acting, the sets, the attention to detail, the tension, the character back stories and the soundtrack music - all just... superb! It's creepy, interesting and clever. Just my cup of tea! If you are a fan of Ripper Street and The Frankenstein Chronicles then you will LOVE this... cannot wait to start season 2 - the trailer for which is sooo good! :-) 9/10

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