Saint X

Saint X

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Saint X is a crime drama set across two timelines that unravels a young woman's mysterious death and the ripple effect that creates for her surviving sister 20 years later.

In a tv world filled with crime dramas, it's tricky to stand out from the crowd. Saint X does try to change things up a bit but the Hulu show has as much wrong with it as it does right.

The psychological drama television series is now available on Disney+ outside of the US.

Developed by Leila Gerstein is based on the novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin and with one season available, let's find out what it's all about.

And more importantly, if it is worth watching!

What Is Saint X About?

First off you should know that Saint X is a story told over two timelines. The first is 20 years earlier when the Thomas family go on a dream holiday to the Caribbean. There, Alison, the older daughter is brutally murdered and raped.

The second timeline is set in the present day with younger sister Emily now all grown up and trying, unsuccessfully to move on with her life.

The problem is that one day she gets into a taxi only to realise that the man behind the wheel is one of the men accused of murdering her sister.

Determined to uncover the truth, as nobody was ever arrested for her sister's death, Emily decides to befriend Clive Richardson in the hopes that might finally tell her what happened on that fateful night.

What follows are eight episodes that take us back to that holiday and exactly what happened each day, culminating in the death of Alison Thomas.

So was she murdered? If so, who did it? And will Emily ever be able to move on with her life?

Saint X Official Trailer

Is Saint X Worth Watching?

There's a lot to like about Saint X. The central mystery is decent and it's clear that the murder of Alison isn't as cut and dry as everybody thinks it is.

The various characters at the resort are all a little suspicious so you're never really sure who is capable of what. Plus there's enough intrigue about the goings-on to keep you hooked.

In the present day, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Josh Bonzie are excellent as two people desperate to resolve their past and finally unburden themselves from Alison's death.

The effect of that night has stretched out for 20 years and by the time the 8th episode rolls around, you really do want to know what happened. So from that perspective, it's incredibly engaging.

The problem is that it is drawn out to within an inch of its life with multiple episodes offering nothing in the way of furthering the narrative. In fact, if you skipped episodes five and six, you really wouldn't miss anything about the central storyline.

Adding to this is the fact that the resolution is overwhelmingly disappointing. As Emily pieces the last night before Alison's disappearance together, she is seemingly granted the superpower of being able to fill in the blanks to wrap the story up in a lovely neat bow.

It's disappointing and renders most of what goes before it redundant. I'm sure it was done to throw red herrings at the viewer to keep them guessing but it ended up being quite a convoluted plot with a mediocre ending.

Props though to Josh Bonzie who is the standout of the show and the person you feel the most sorry for especially after Alison's behaviour on the holiday becomes so grating that you just can't bare to watch anymore.

So is Saint X worth watching? I lean more towards yes, if only because it is a clever story. Just get passed the daft ending and it's worth investing in.

Saint X Cast

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Emily Thomas / Claire Thomas, an environmental documentary editor

Josh Bonzie as Clive “Gogo” Richardson, accused of being involved in the young woman's mysterious death

West Duchovny as Alison Thomas, the murder victim

Jayden Elijah as Edwin, a porter at the resort

Michael Park as Bill Thomas, Emily father

Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces) as Mia Thomas, Emily's mother

Bre Francis as Sara, the mother of Clive's son

Kenlee Anaya Townsend as Claire Thomas (7 years old)

Pico Alexander as Josh, Alison's love interest on the holiday

Clarisse Albrecht as Deputy

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  • Decent Central Mystery
  • Josh Bonzie Is Superb As Gogo
  • Keeps You Guessing


  • Terrible Ending
  • Episodes That Add Nothing To The Narrative
  • Some Characters Are Just Grating


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