Ratched: Season 1

Ratched: Season 1

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Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story) is Mildred Ratched, the bitter and jaded nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in this origin series that follows her infamous rise within the mental health care system of 1947. Co-created by six-time Emmy winner Ryan Murphy (American Crime Story, Hollywood).

2020USANetflix
CrimeDramaMystery

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Nurse Ratched seeks employment at Lucia State Hospital as it... More prepares to admit a new pyschiatric patient: notirious kill Edmund Tollseon.

EPISODE 1.2

Ice Pick

Dr. Hanover demonstrates a cutting-edge procedure. Ratched visits a survivor... More of Edmund's massacre and joins Gwendolyn on an outing in Monterey.

EPISODE 1.3

Angel of Mercy

When a woman from his past puts a price on... More his head, Hanover reveals a dark secret. Nurse Bucket administers a brutal treatment.

EPISODE 1.4

Angel of Mercy, Part II

Ratched helps Edmund find an outlet for his urges and... More offers her services to Wainwright. Tired of living a lie, Gwendolyn ditches her husband.

EPISODE 1.5

The Dance

Promoted to head nurse, Ratched plans a dance a the... More hospital and invites Gwendolyn to be her companion. Lenore makes Ratched an offer.

EPISODE 1.6

Got No Strings

Lovers on the lam seek refuge at an abandoned farmhouse.... More When Ratched attends a marionette show, traumatic childhood memories come rushing back.

EPISODE 1.7

The Bucket List

Rivals put a plan into action as secrets fro mthe... More past surface, and Hanover takes a risk that pays off for Ratched.

EPISODE 1.8

Mildred and Edmund

One month later, Ratched fights to save Edmund from the... More electric chair while dreaming of a new life with Gwendolyn.

Ratched: Season 1 | Reviews

61%96 reviews

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Ratched can't help but be watchable with a cast this overqualified and design this sumptuous. But it feels like the same old Murphy soap opera we've seen before.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Your mileage may vary on how well it explores that idea and the cheap, convenient plot devices that pad it out into eight episodes, but if it's a spectacle you want, that's what Ratched somewhat delivers in its performances and production design.

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Independent

Independent

A thoughtful, moving examination of the repercussions of trauma, and a reclamation of queerness and femininity from a genre and source material that has treated both with contempt.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Abrupt tonal shifts between terrifying scenarios, dark comedy and troubling treatments in the Lucia State Hospital leave the narrative unmoored from the off.

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BBC

BBC

So... not exactly quiet, restrained entertainment, then. Ratched ratchets up everything, from the deeply colourful design to the Bernard Herrmann-like music to noir-ish soap-opera plotting that drips with sex and violence. But it isn't pure camp.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Paulson does her very best to connect the dots, but her Herculean effort to hold the narrative together with her bare hands cannot mask how little the writers seem to have considered Ratched as a character beyond a uniform and a haircut.

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Variety

Variety

A confusing character study that never quite gets a grip on the character it's studying.

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The Age

The Age

It doesn't feel that new, but Ratched's monsters make their mark.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Tries, for a while, and it looks awfully good doing it. But it gets waylaid in spectacle and lurid melodrama.

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Ratched: Season 1 | Trailers

Ratched: Season 1 | Release Details

Ratched: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.