Escape at Dannemora Season 1

Premiere Date, Episode List

Escape at Dannemora season 1 started airing on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Subscribe below for season One fan alert to get a short reminder email the day of the season finale - Jan 06, 2019. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S1E1 Part 1

S1E2 Part 2

S1E3 Part 3

most recent episode S1E4 Part 4

next episode S1E5 Part 5

S1E6 Part 6

S1E7 Part 7

S1E8 Part 8

How many episodes are in season 1 of Escape at Dannemora?

The season consists of 8 episodes.


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Prison-escape movies and TV shows, ranked (including Showtime's 'Escape at Dannemora') - USA TODAY - via Usatoday

Many films dive into the detailed mechanics of getting out of jail, but this Coen Brothers project spends most of its time with prisoners (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) on the run in a post-escape romp through the Depression-era South. Ralph Stanley's bluegrass is a highlight of the delightful soundtrack. 

How True Detective inspired Ben Stiller to make Escape at Dannemora - via Ew

Or an eight-hour miniseries. The report investigating the breakout contained hundreds of pages of tantalizing details — gold for the writers. “As we were coming up with story threads, we would go diving into the material,” Tolkin says. “We just kept getting richer and richer, becoming experts in different aspects of the story.”

Showtime's 'Escape at Dannemora' is smart, nuanced - via Timesunion

But there's nothing cheeseball about "Escape at Dannemora,” a seven-part series that premieres on Showtime at 10 p.m. Sunday. No overheated clichés or broad-brush caricatures of prison life clog its opening hours. Judging from the first two episodes -- set in January and February 2015 -- the show takes its time, meticulously laying out both the logistics behind the break and the complex personalities at play.

Rural America Is the Real Prison in Showtime's Escape at Dannemora - via Time

As Matt’s plan takes shape, Tilly disappears into a sad little Mexico of the mind, buying herself colorful sundresses and ordering margaritas at happy hour—a $5.50 extravagance to her underpaid co-workers who economize with Bud Light. The ultra-romantic Top 40 hits she loves to blast, like Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song,” further distance her from her neighbors, who prefer the backward-looking sounds of classic rock and country. (Poor Lyle describes himself as “a news and weather guy.”) She is as powerless to access the glamorous life she craves as Matt and Sweat are to leave Clinton. Arquette surrenders all vanity to play this worn-down woman whose lifelong frustration has metastasized into something dangerous.

Escape at Dannemora is based on the stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 which spawned a statewide manhunt for two convicted murderers, aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who carried on months-long affairs with both men.

Critics Reviews

    Roger Ebert has attended international film festivals and events for almost half a century, from the Kolkata International Film Festival to the Academy Awards. In addition to his coverage, our contributors report the latest from Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, Sundance and other movie showcases world-wide. It’s <...> - by [Brian Tallerico]

     For "Escape" to work as well as it does, however, the three leads do need to come into sharp focus, and that they do. This is a strange tale of psychosexual seduction that plays out within the confines of steel and concrete. None of the protagonists are sympathetic and don't have to be, but they do need to be <...> - by Newsday [Verne Gay]

    Though the contributions of the full cast and crew can’t go undervalued, it’s Stiller and Arquette who push “Escape at Dannemora” above solid genre and into immersive TV for just about anyone. More than 20 years after their first film together, both artists are still finding new ways to tell <...> - by indieWire [Ben Travers]

    DEGGANS: Yeah, I was unconscious by the time I finished that scene. Other Netflix series, like Marvel's "Jessica Jones" and "Stranger Things," saw their second seasons flounder with similar bloat. And as other TV outlets develop high-quality dramas, Netflix bloat travels there, too, like on HBO's "Sharp Objects," which <...> - by NPR [Eric Deggans]

    What follows is an enthralling tsunami of lies, delusions and dangers. There's a reason why the podcast has had tens of millions of listeners. And based on the three episodes I've seen, the series is exceedingly entertaining if stylistically bland. It's nicely acted by Britton, whom we root for despite Debra's <...> - by NPR's Fresh Air [John Powers]


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