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      Season 1 – Carnival Row

      2019 Drama Fantasy TRAILER for Carnival Row: Season 1 Trailer List
      57% 68 Reviews Tomatometer 87% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures' exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom, but hope lives in darkness. Human detective Rycroft "Philo" Philostrate and a refugee faerie, Vignette Stonemoss, rekindle a dangerous affair despite being in an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette has a secret that endangers Philo's world during his most important case yet -- a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row. Read More Read Less

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      Beautiful, but bloated, Carnival Row boasts meticulously crafted mythology and luscious world building -- unfortunately its story of haves and have nots simply has too much going on.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Some Dark God Wakes Philo investigates a mysterious assailant with a grudge against the fae; Vignette arrives in the Burgue seeking a fresh start; Imogen meets her new neighbor; in Parliament, the fight over the critch heats up. Details Episode 2 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Aisling Philo investigates a mysterious fae's murder; Tourmaline introduces Vignette to a new group of faeries; Imogen tries to have Agreus removed from the neighborhood; Jonah disappears. Details Episode 3 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Kingdoms of the Moon Philo, as a Burguish soldier, was once tasked with protecting faerish mimasery; as the Pact bears down on them, Philo meets Vignette and finds love in the most unlikely of places. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 30, 2019 The Joining of Unlike Things Philo investigates his childhood headmaster's murder; Vignette ingratiates herself into the Black Raven; Imogen hatches a plan to help her brother; Breakspear goes on the offensive with Longerbane. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Grieve No More Philo consults a Haruspex in an attempt to find clues about the killer; Vignette grows closer with her newfound family; a new player makes a splash in Parliament; Imogen brings Agreus into her circle. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Unaccompanied Fae The pieces of the puzzle begin to come together for Philo; Vignette finds home in a place she never expected; Jonah sneaks off to see someone he shouldn't; Imogen takes a costly risk. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 30, 2019 The World to Come Philo is thrown into jail, where he finds unexpected help from Vignette; elsewhere, Ezra disapproves of Imogen's new lifestyle; Sophie offers Jonah a deal. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 30, 2019 The Gloaming As tensions rise on Carnival Row, Philo must confront both darkness incarnate and the evil that controls it; Vignette gleans the true nature of the Burgue; Imogen makes a choice she cannot take back; Breakspear's secrets catch up to him. Details Next
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      Previous Scott Bryan BBC.com A lot of it is just Amazon going: 'Look we've got money. Look how much money we've spent.' Jul 15, 2020 Full Review John Doyle Globe and Mail It's recommended; a period costume drama on acid, and as strangely carnal as it is solidly and politically aware. Sep 26, 2019 Full Review Steve Greene indieWire Despite those momentary bright spots in an ongoing bleak collection of fates, Carnival Row largely meanders through the world of its own making. C Sep 3, 2019 Full Review Collier Jennings But Why Tho? A Geek Community Even if its message is somewhat heavy-handed, Carnival Row will draw viewers in with its complex characters, timely parallels to current events, and a universe rich with detail and history. 8 Jun 25, 2021 Full Review Shah Shahid Blank Page Beatdown There's substance in Carnival Row for those looking for it, while it can also just be a fluff genre piece for others. Nov 18, 2020 Full Review Erin Maxwell L.A. Weekly All of the elements are there: top-notch acting, amazing set pieces, beautiful costumes, a well-known cast, and sex. Lots and lots of freaky, winged sex. Yet despite all that, there is something still lacking. Aug 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Craig B The Critics consensus says ‘unfortunately its story of haves and have nots simply has too much going on.' If it didn't have enough going on, the critics would be saying it's poorly put together with a lack of depth. Well lead by Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, Carnival Row is an impressive show for fans of fantasy based on a solid foundation of a plethora of interesting characters and wonderful worlds. A worthwhile and rewarding adventure particularly for those who can keep up with ‘too much going on'. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review boethius61 I love everything about Carnival Row. Superbly acted with Bloom displaying an ever growing maturity, Delevingne is wonderful and all the supporting cast are fantastic, especially Jamie Harris. It's amazingly shot with beautiful and complex sets. There is a lore to the world that hints at a vastness and history left to our imaginations. Unlike most fantasy out there Carnival Row forgoes the tried and true quasi-medieval backdrop in favor of a Victorian-era London. It works brilliantly! The politics are deep and complicated without the shallow black and white, good-vs-evil simplification that pervades far too much literature and cinema. Numerous factions, all of which are deeply flawed, jokey and struggle, making mistakes along the way. In all of this Carnival Row is an honest political commentary seeing the darkness inside every ideology. And all the while, there is a mystery and adventure playing over the surface. Played out in the lives of trouble characters in troubled relationships. It's a must see. Loved it. Sad it is over. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/16/23 Full Review Marc C I like the show, it's a good concept. I hope to see more shows like this. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/18/23 Full Review alexandra k Interesting concept, well written and acted. Plot was cohesive and engaging. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/11/23 Full Review John G This was a wonderful series. The story was rich and complex, akin to Game of Thrones. The visuals and costumes were amazing. I'm surprised the series was rated so low by some. If you're inclined to try a steampunk fantasy this is a great binge. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/06/23 Full Review Bartek u Loved it, great visuals with interesting story Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Thor Freudenthal, Anna Foerster, Andy Goddard, Jon Amiel
      Executive Producer
      Marc Guggenheim, René Echevarria, Jon Amiel, Orlando Bloom, Travis Beacham
      Network
      Prime Video
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Drama, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Aug 30, 2019
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