Atlantis: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)



Critic Consensus: It may be a bit sloppy at times, but Atlantis succeeds as a giddy mixture of mythology and pulp fantasy with a charming and family-friendly vibe.


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Air date: Nov 23, 2013
Air date: Nov 30, 2013
Air date: Dec 7, 2013
Air date: Dec 14, 2013
Air date: Dec 21, 2013
Air date: Dec 28, 2013
Air date: Jan 4, 2014
Air date: Jan 11, 2014
Air date: Jan 18, 2014
Air date: Jan 25, 2014
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Legendary heroes and mythical creatures come alive in Series 1 of the adventure series that focuses on Jason (Jack Donnelly), a determined young man who is searching for his missing father. His journey leads him to the mystical city of Atlantis, where he encounters bull leapers, snake-haired goddesses and magnificent palaces that appear to have been built by giants. He is aided in his quest by new friends Hercules (Mark Addy), a gruff warrior with a tender soul, and Pythagoras (Robert Emms), a loyal ally with a brilliant mind. Along the way, Jason falls for the beautiful but lonely Princess Ariadne (Aiysha Hart), while Hercules becomes smitten with the charming and courageous Medusa (Jemima Rooper).

Critic Reviews for Atlantis Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

Kids probably won't mind the phoned-in performances and dialogue, and parents will be grateful for anything that won't frighten or confuse their children. Although it's hardly a gift from the gods, Atlantis fills its niche nicely.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…
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[Atlantis] was engineered to entertain families with older kids, and it pulls that off with reasonable success thanks to a trio of likeable do-gooders, an ever-rotating stable of evil-doers, and a much-needed splash of comedy.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As pilots go, "The Earth Bull" sped along too quickly for my taste, but the action was quality, the characters a joy to watch and the special effects weren't half bad either.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

Atlantis is almost as cheesy as one of those Syfy Saturday-night horror spoofs.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

It has a juvenile confidence that will serve it well, hearkening back to the likes of our own international productions Xena: Warrior Princess and (even) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

This opener doesn't quite muster enough of a balance between humour and horror.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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This is a purely fun show that giddily mixes the lost city with the Spartacus legend, adds a dash of Medusa and Hercules, and throws in mathematician Pythagoras for good measure.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Atlantis is a rollicking good time, a mixture of pulp fantasy and mystery adventures à la Sleepy Hollow and Thor.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It will certainly fill viewers minds with misshapen mythology, but does so in a fairly charming, family-friendly way.

Nov 18, 2013 | Full Review…

The series is insanely derivative even for a contemporary work of pop culture, but it's reflective of trends that have just slipped out of vogue.

Nov 18, 2013 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Atlantis: Season 1

Predictable and boring.

Love this show which has a similar feeling to the Merlin series. Amidst all the hateful characters and gore in your face violence (think, lack of plot) that peppers most other series, Atlantis is a breath of fresh air. If you prefer drama with loveable characters, fantasy and adventure, and heroes with ethics, you'll love Atlantis. I was swept away and also loved the attention to details of ancient Greek culture in the sets and story. Love, love, love Atlantis and will be watching out for more similar content from these creators.

I really liked this show. I am a big fan of Mark Addy to begin with and his portrayal of Hercules was funny and endearing. The cast was strong, the story line was interesting and the drama wasn't annoying.

It´s just a ripoff from Merlin and Game Of Thrones

With stilted acting, poor sets and cardboard characters and dialogue; Atlantis is a pathetic attempt to will the void left by the far superior Merlin. I will not be surprised if some impressionable child goes on Wikipedia and changes the slayer of the Minotaur from Theseus to Jason. Princess Ariadne just floats around and acts as a pathetic love interest for the hero. The Queen is supposed to be evil but does little to aid the plot. Watching Addy's (who is a fine actor) bumbling and belching Hercules go after the young Medusa is agonising. Pythagoras is a Hollywood nerd in a toga and the main hero, Jason, wanders around complete with empty eyes and a lack of a shirt. The plots are filled with convenience, clichéd McGuffins and dialogue that is over a thousand years too current. Do yourself a favour: if you are a fan of the Greek myths or quality entertainment then please give this series a miss.

Fun fantasy, Greek mythology.

Hopelessly derivative, a complete rehash of the much superior Merlin, truly awful writing, and a dismal waste of the premise. They're in ancient or mythic Greece and we've had voodoo and a werewolf episode. I give it a star for featuring a really hot leading character that almost always has his shirt off.

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