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Babylon: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Babylon successfully combines two genres into one show, adding great actors and timely subject matter to stealthy wit and hard-hitting drama.


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Comedy-drama about an American PR expert Liz Garvey (Brit Marling) who is hired to straighten out a problematic British police force, by given them a better public image.


Brit Marling
as Liz Garvey
James Nesbitt
as Richard Miller
Jonny Sweet
as Tom Oliver
Daniel Kaluuya
as Matt Coward
Nicola Walker
as Sharon Franklin
Paterson Joseph
as Charles Inglis
Nick Blood
as Warwick
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Critic Reviews for Babylon: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

I still consider it my duty to inform you when there is a new show you absolutely HAVE to watch. And Babylon ... is one of those shows. Sorry, everybody. Add it to your queue. It's like The Wire meets In the Loop meets The IT Crowd.

January 22, 2015 | Full Review…
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A layered analysis of a failing system, and - true to its satirical inception - no one is let off the hook.

January 14, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The slow transition of Babylon from comedy to drama makes the series itself something of a public-relations problem. Fortunately, we don't need to spin or label it, other than to say that it's good.

January 9, 2015 | Full Review…

By attempting to straddle two very different genres at once, it undermines the effectiveness of both forms of entertainment. It isn't necessarily a fatal problem, but it's one that will hopefully be ameliorated in the rest of the show's short season.

January 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Babylon delivers a mixed bag in which it's deceptively simple to applaud the effort to handle the bizarre intersection of publicity and policing, and yet that attempt doesn't make it entertaining or insightful on its own.

January 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The biggest problem was that none of the characters was engaging enough to make you care about them -- from the chief all the way down to the dimwit new recruit.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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