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Slow Horses (2022)

Popularity 81
Rayting:   7.8/10 11K votes
Country: UK | USA
Language: English

Follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve as a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career ending mistakes.

Episode Guide

Season 1

April 29, 2022Episode 6 Follies
April 22, 2022Episode 5 Fiasco
March 31, 2022Episode 2 Work Drinks

Best Slow Horses Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

April 8, 2022star8.4 202 votesS1E3 Bad Tradecraft
March 31, 2022star7.8 299 votesS1E2 Work Drinks
March 31, 2022star7.7 380 votesS1E1 Failure’s Contagious
April 15, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E4 Visiting Hours
April 22, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E5 Fiasco
April 29, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E6 Follies

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User Reviews

bosporan 1 April 2022

Opening scene is a little laborious, but it does quickly define the story of the 'down and out' spy team and River's (Jack Lowden) place in it. Intrigued to learn more background on Lamb (Gary Oldman) there is clearly more to him than a broken/disgraced spy. Have watched the first two episodes, it is enjoyable and the ending to episode 2 provides a 'Skinner response' hook into 3.

eskimosound 5 April 2022

Gary Oldman is brilliant, just brilliant. I've watched two episodes and I'm hooked. I love the story, the sets and setting, the acting is superb throughout. I will be watching the entire series more than once. It's the sort of Drama the UK was once famous for. A massive thumbs up to all involved.

Nick1000 8 April 2022

Ignore most of the reviews here; either they didn't actually watch it long enough to understand what was going on or they were not bright enough.

If you liked the books you'll probably enjoy it even though the characters were not quite as I imagined them.

This is not a series to watch if you want a lot of action (The first episode may be misleading).

This is not a series to watch if you want a handsome hero to ride of into the sunset with the girl (swap genders to whatever rocks your boat).

This is a series to watch if you want geat characters and story.

Avidviewer-02847 7 April 2022

I've only viewed two episodes so far, but I'm enjoying the series. It's already been renewed for a second season of another 6 episodes. The casting is good and so far the script is holding up, the novel is by Mick Harron and the screenplay by Will Smith (a different Will Smith). And the theme song is sung by Mick Jagger.

It reminds me a lot of the John le Carre novels, le Carre (pen name of David Cornwell) actually worked for MI-5 and MI-6. MI-5 (the Security Service) is a domestic spy agency, but they have no police powers like America's FBI. This series is about MI-5 like the older series "Spooks". MI-6 (the Secret Intelligence Service) is foreign intelligence.

Two of le Carre's novels were made into TV series, the first "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" the 1979 TV series was about a mole in MI-6, it's a classic that starred Sir Alec Guinness. The 2011 movie of the same name starring Gary Oldman is also good. It introduced us to "Moscow Rules" and "outstations" around London like Slough House in this series. "Smiley's People" also starring Sir Alec Guinness is also a classic.

I look forward to the rest of this season and the next one.

trademarcdesigns 1 April 2022

This series got off to a high-adrenaline start with a chase for a suicide bomber in the first few minutes. After that, things slowed down quite a bit. But by the end of the first episode, the premise was fairly well laid out, and most of the key characters were sketched in.

I might be inclined to consider this an average British thriller series were it not for the presence of two big guns - Kristin Scott Thomas and Gary Oldman. That alone would be enough for me to give the show a chance. I'm going to watch a few more episodes before making up my mind on this one - but I am giving it a chance.

orr-54393 3 April 2022

The opening screen was fast moving action but then this story settles into a slower moving spy drama that has hook me so can not wait for episode 3. Being on Apple TV I was afraid this would be some Woke, PC dribble but so far so good. Cheers.

tcshirk 3 April 2022

High brow British spy stuff, starring a low brow Gary Oldman as a disgraced MI5 guy leading a bunch of misfits that all still have something to offer the service. High quality production as you would expect, and an exceptional cast. You would have to pretty much detest spy shows to dislike this short run series, which I hope they turn into a longer run.

Xavier_Stone 1 April 2022

When the action of the opening scene dies down this story turns into a slow burn. The actors are all fairly good and there is enough suspense to keep the interest level high. I watched the two episodes back to back and the characters are an enjoyable bunch with a bit of drama.

Gary Oldman is his usual grumpy old guy self and he does what he does. The lead character River does a decent job of keeping us entertained and in a show with everyone having character flaws they are quite adept at revealing them in creative ways.

The overall story isn't all that exciting, but the actors do their best with what's on the script. It's not as action heavy as the Condor series but good enough to keep watching for now.

After making it to eps 3, it's gotten progressively worse since the pilot. Orig rating was a 6, now a 4 and I'm done. Lots of mumbling and bumbling around by two different departments. Nobody wants to see Gary Oldman being a complete ass over and over. The initial 5 minutes in the pilot, all action, is very misleading now as it's all a long drawn out story with little if any action at all.

I really wanted to like this, but there's nothing there to like. No intriguing story, no good characters, no intense drama. Paint by numbers show.

Samfwells 3 April 2022

At last something good on Apple TV Not sure what all the bad reviews are about, but I am two episodes in and really enjoying it.

Good cast, looks great and lots of twists and turns What more do you want from Spy thriller?

Definitely worth a watch :)

payiyugk 2 April 2022

Only 2 episodes in and I love this show. Love this band of misfits and cheer for them to succeed. The actors are great. The writing is great. Hope it continues.

lunga 8 April 2022

This is an unusual case where it is better than the book it was based on. The books are SLOW, often going over unnecessary details not relevant to the story. All that is gone in the translation to visual media. The story is tight and while some details have changed, its to better fit with the format.

Production values are top notch and Gary Oldman is great as Jackson Lamb. I don't know where some folks got that this is some woke drama, but the gender and racial makeup is on par with the original source material, so that guy who wrote the review needs to put his big boy pants on and join the real world.

cbm-5 3 April 2022

I would wager the low reviews here are from people who haven't read the books. So far, two episodes in, this is a fairly faithful adaptation, and brilliantly cast. The inside of Sough House is exactly how I'd pictured it. I can't wait for the next episode.

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