The Purge

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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (19,167)

The Purge is a TV series that premiered on USA Network in 2018. It is based on the movie franchise of the same name, which explores a dystopian society where all crimes are legal for one 12-hour period every year, known as "The Purge". The show takes place in the aftermath of the purge, exploring the repercussions and how people move on from the violent night.

The series stars Gabriel Chavarria as Miguel Guerrero, a marine who returns to his hometown on the night of the Purge to seek revenge on a gang who robbed his family. Lili Simmons plays Jenna Betancourt, a wealthy woman who seeks to protect herself and her family during the Purge. Lee Tergesen, on the other hand, plays Joe Owens, a blue-collar worker who enjoys the chaos of the Purge but has a secret motive behind his actions.

The series follows the storylines of various characters as they deal with the aftermath of the Purge. It explores how people's true natures are revealed during the night of the Purge and how they deal with their actions when the Purge is over. The show also focuses on the class divisions that exist in the Purge universe, as the wealthy have better protection and resources while the poor are left to fend for themselves.

One of the show's strengths is its exploration of themes and social commentary. The series tackles issues such as gun violence, racism and classism, and how they manifest during the Purge. It also questions the effectiveness of the Purge in achieving its supposed goals of reducing crime and purging the society of its undesirable elements.

The visual effects and action sequences are also a highlight of the show. The Purge franchise is known for its brutal kills and gore, and the TV show does not shy away from these elements. The action is intense and thrilling, and the show explores the different ways people use the Purge to their advantage, whether it's for revenge, profit, or pure sadism.

Overall, The Purge is a gripping and intense TV series that takes the audience on a journey through a violent and disturbing society. The show's exploration of themes and its commentary on social issues make it more than just a mindless action series. It is a thought-provoking and relevant series that questions what it means to be human in a world where violence is celebrated.

The Purge is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on September 4, 2018.

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10. 7:01am
December 17, 2019
As Purge Night rages on, Esme, Ryan, Marcus and Ben fight for their lives and their loved ones.
Hail Mary
9. Hail Mary
December 10, 2019
As Purge Night rages on, Esme, Ryan, Marcus and Ben fight for their lives.
Before the Sirens
8. Before the Sirens
December 3, 2019
Purge Night looms; Ryan and Esme put a plan into motion; Marcus readies for a showdown; Ben spirals.
Should I Stay or Should I Go
7. Should I Stay or Should I Go
November 26, 2019
Marcus' family makes a tough decision; Esme and Ryan risk it all; Ben destroys someone he loves.
Happy Holidays
6. Happy Holidays
November 19, 2019
Marcus sinks into darkness. Esme is on the run. Ben returns home. Ryan gets an unexpected visitor.
House of Mirrors
5. House of Mirrors
November 12, 2019
In the world of The Purge, Ryan, Marcus, Esme, and Ben learn that some lines can't be un-crossed.
Grief Box
4. Grief Box
November 5, 2019
Marcus confronts his past. Esme learns the truth. Ryan changes his plan. Ben seeks understanding.
3. Blindspots
October 29, 2019
The residual effects of Purge Night infect the lives of Ryan, Marcus, and Esme.
Everything is Fine
2. Everything is Fine
October 22, 2019
The city cleans up last night's Purge, but Ryan, Marcus, Esme and Ben can't shake its effects.
This Is Not a Test
1. This Is Not a Test
October 15, 2019
Four interconnected characters navigate the aftermath of the Purge over the ensuing year.
Where to Watch The Purge
The Purge is available for streaming on the USA Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Purge on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 4, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (19,167)