Barbarians: Season 1 (2020)


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Air date: Oct 23, 2020

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Cast & Crew

Attila C. Arpa
Marcus Caelus
Nikolai Kinski
Pelagios
Urs Rechn
Kunolf the Brukteer
David Schütter
Folkwin Wolfspeer
Marlon Boess
Luco
Iris Baumüller
Christian Stangassinger
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Critic Reviews for Barbarians Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

This handsome, bloody German drama series is quickly engrossing telly.

Nov 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The series knows when to bend to tell a great story while keeping its eye on what the history books tell us.

Oct 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Barbarians ticks all the fighting and bonking boxes a modern audience expects. But it is also a nice lesson in how graft and research can lead to a show with durability and a real story to tell.

Nov 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Barbarians is perfectly okay underdog fare for those who enjoy solemn and straight-forward dramatizing of tide-changing historical battles.

Oct 27, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Barbarians is nothing we haven't seen before, but it'll quench your bloodthirst, and it's good for a guffaw or two.

Oct 26, 2020 | Full Review…

This is a solid, good-looking, handsomely-produced historical drama with a fair helping of evocative imagery, and it'll be an enticing binge-watch this weekend for anyone with even a passing interest in this period of history.

Oct 23, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Barbarians: Season 1

  • Nov 17, 2020
    I started watching with very low expectations but was quickly convinced after the first episode. Good storytelling, great characters and good acting. Music is stellar too. Definitely entertaining and worth while.
  • Nov 14, 2020
    Was looking forward to this, but it soon ended up in disappointment. So out of touch with reality. Its not the actors, its the story that made me quit watching after 2 episodes, then when i gave it another try i just couldn't end episode 3. Not even gonna bother, it was just to stupid to watch. Could have been a great show had they just focused on just making it realistic.
  • Nov 14, 2020
    It was better than I expected, of course there are some things to improve but it is very good, I am waiting for the second season !!!
  • Nov 14, 2020
    I was excited to watch this series, but it became monotonous quickly due to the lack of variation in scenery. I will be frank: this was low budget. The whole season is set in a few roman tents, a forest and a mock germanic village with 4 houses and about 15 villagers. The actors do their best, but you need some grandeur if you are setting a series in late antiquity. The series had to rely on a lot of over-dramatic scenes to maintain interest. Compare this to 'Vikings' for example, which is vastly superior in terms of production value - it gives the viewer a better insight into the time period and it is much more engaging.
  • Nov 13, 2020
    Fantastic adaption of a remarkable story in Roman and German history. Very well done
  • Nov 12, 2020
    Historically inaccurate. Incredibly inaccurate fight scene, spears don't blast people into the air on impact, no one lit the field on fire, in straight close quarters fighting the men armed with short swords and armor would dominate, in reality the battle lasted for days with the Germanic warriors often fighting behind fortifications. The show comes off as a wannabe Braveheart story but lacking in all the charm.
  • Nov 12, 2020
    Setting aside simple world building/logic problems (Germanic tribe leaders meeting within hours, the Cherusken main settlement having 3 houses), stupid plot points with no payoff and enormous historical inaccuracies, the story is simply not compelling, cliche and kinda stupid. This show has too many issues to enjoy. Depending on what exactly puts you off: go watch Vikings (better story), a good historic documentary (historical accuracy) or Rome (mostly both in a similar setting) instead.
  • Nov 12, 2020
    This series was soooo dope and raw! 300 material raw at that. I can watch this more than once thats for sure. Really Great acting and storyline. You will attach to certain characters easily. Action scenes were nuts! Last episode was one of the best finales to end a season. My only complaint is IT WAS ONLY 6 EPISODES!! And I did not find that out until I was already watching episode 6 and someone asked me how many episodes is it and I'm like Idk let me look and then I seen it. Mannn I was like nooooooooooooooooooo!!! Lol this can't be the last episode lol rotten tomatoes definitely got this right definitely a 100 score
  • Nov 11, 2020
    It's interesting, character-driven and full of action. Really great story about unity and consolidation.
  • Nov 07, 2020
    It's like Vikings but not as good.

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