The Terror

2018 • AMC
127 reviews
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Season 2 episodes (10)

1 Infamy: A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest
In 1941, Chester Nakayama is caught between his insular Japanese American neighborhood on Terminal Island and his current all-American life. Extreme circumstances push his community and personal life to the brink, all while someone watches closely.
2 Infamy: All the Demons Are Still in Hell
After Pearl Harbor, the Terminal Islanders are evicted from their homes and must find shelter elsewhere. While Henry, separated from his family, faces injustice at the hands of the government, Chester engages in a paranoid search for answers.
3 Infamy: Gaman
As the Terminal Islanders adjust to their new surroundings, Chester tries to provide for his family, while fending off the evil that follows him. Henry reels from the trauma of his imprisonment. Asako sees bad omens. Amy takes up a new job.
4 Infamy: The Weak Are Meat
Chester, in search of a better life, is treated with hostility by his fellow Americans. Luz hopes to be accepted by Henry and Asako in their new home as the Japanese American community celebrates Obon, a festival to commemorate the dead.
5 Infamy: Shatter Like a Pearl
The Japanese Americans are forced to undertake a humiliating exercise that divides the community. Chester comes face to face with a man who forces him to question his very nature. Luz, stricken by grief, is forced to make an important choice.
6 Infamy: Taizo
A story of the past provides insight into the present evil that stalks the Terminal Islanders. Chester returns home to his family. Henry and Asako are faced with a difficult decision.
7 Infamy: My Perfect World
The Nakayamas have been torn apart. Chester searches for the person he believes can help, by any means necessary. An outbreak in the community forces Amy to act, though she's caught between doing what she's told and doing what's right.
8 Infamy: My Sweet Boy
Chester and Luz have reached a turning point in their relationship. Amy must take matters into her own hands as she's tormented by a powerful nemesis. Chester meets a boy who gives him answers.
9 Infamy: Come and Get Me
The Terminal Islanders return home to find that things have changed since they left. The Nakayamas, still tense from the pain they've inflicted on one another, must come together to battle the spirit that threatens their future.
10 Infamy: Into the Afterlife
Henry and Asako look to the past to provide answers to their current turmoil. Chester and Luz grapple with their identities in hopes of saving those who are dearest to them. Amy and Yamato-san struggle to once again assimilate into American life.

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The Terror is an anthology series exploring historical speculative fiction based on true events.
127 reviews
Gwen Davis
January 26, 2020
I just finished binge watching the first season for the second time and all I can say is, I want to read Dan Simmons' book and research the true story further. I was absolutely engrossed with each character, especially those of Captain Crozier & Mr. Hickey, who despite his blatant repugnance seemed almost sympathetic I thought more could have been explained about "lady silence" & Tuunbak & was saddened by Dr. Goodsir's death. It was so good I had to pull out my comforter to stem a phantom chill.
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Melissa Moore
May 23, 2018
Excellent production all the way around, as expected with Ridley Scott producing - story, dialogue, actors, direction, costume, set design, sound, music. Awesome TV experience. I hadn't heard of the book before, but this series has inspired me to download it from Audible, so I'm experiencing both at the same time. I'm glad it's been done as a series so that the story could naturally unfold, as opposed to being crammed into one feature film. The series has definitely maintained atmosphere of the book., though I will admit being disappointed with how they chose to end the series. It seemed rush, and the commercial breaks on AMC were just so poorly timed. Regardless, this was definitely time well spent!
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Jennifer H
August 24, 2018
After reading the book, I decided to watch the television show. Of course, the movie/tv shows are never as good as the books but overall it seemed to follow the basics. I still fell in love with the Crozier character and was able to feel his failures and triumphs just as well in the book and show. He was done excellently as well as a few other characters. If you even 'sort of' enjoyed this show, you -need- to read the book. It is an entirely different experience.
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