Barkskins: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
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Episodes

1
Air date: May 25, 2020
2
Air date: May 25, 2020
3
Air date: Jun 1, 2020
4
Air date: Jun 1, 2020
7
Air date: Jun 15, 2020
8
Air date: Jun 15, 2020

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Cast

David Thewlis
as Claude Trepagny
Marcia Gay Harden
as Mathilde Geffard
Aneurin Barnard
as Hamish Goames
James Bloor
as Charles Duquet
Christian Cooke
as Rene Sel
David Wilmot
as Constable Bouchard
Thomas M. Wright
as Elisha Cooke
Tallulah Haddon
as Melissande
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Critic Reviews for Barkskins Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

It might not always lead to the tidiest, easy-to-wrangle storytelling, but it ends up reflecting its time and our current one in a way these kinds of shows are not always able.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Alliance, betrayal, alliance, betrayal -- so go the well-paced but soap-operatic rhythms of Barkskins. Since we know little about each character's past, the transformations they undergo in the New World resonate little.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

'Barkskins' is well-acted and looks fantastic, but it's too confusing at the start

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Barkskins reminded me of that gold standard of historical drama, David Milch's Deadwood, full of mud, violence, and big personalities.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

Casting all of its characters in shades of gray, it's a saga of the good and evil required to create and sustain civilization, and an impressively promising start to what promises to be a long-running must-see TV affair.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Although the story deals with murder, betrayal, and conspiracy, it feels limited and somewhat inconsequential, the opposite of the grand scope of Proulx's novel.

May 24, 2020 | Full Review…

While handsomely produced, Barkskins soon becomes a grueling but routine melodrama of corruption, savagery and betrayal.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

The gorgeously produced series is nevertheless sufficiently muddy, bare, and claustrophobic in its depiction of frontier life along a wild, untamed landscape. It's also, rightfully, quite spooky.

May 21, 2020 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

[AN] engrossing Nat Geo drama.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Barkskins: Season 1

  • Jul 01, 2020
    The only negative aspect is that is is only 8 episodes. I can't wait for more!
  • Jun 29, 2020
    I enjoy history shows, but I can't put my finger on why it's so compelling, still couldn't wait for the next episode. Odd twist that all the women are so evil. Looking forward to season 2.
  • Jun 28, 2020
    Loved this captivating drama about the settling of our Country. I started watching it for the sole reason it was created by Elwood Reid. I quickly became engrossed and watched each episode intensely. I sure hope there is a second season!!
  • Jun 26, 2020
    I find the show to be very interesting, show different tribes of native Americans, and their interactions with settlers. The show has woman show there strength, even in a time when they are suppose to have been quiet and docile. I like the show and am looking forward to seeing more.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Loved this show!!!! Absolutely my new fav!!!
  • Jun 23, 2020
    Very interesting story lines. Wonderful actors. Loved it! Hope it gets another season as it left off with a bunch of story lines unresolved.
  • Jun 18, 2020
    This builds slowly and takes a few episodes for the characters to develop , but they the third or fourth episodes your hooked . I thought it was very entertaining with some interesting twists in the plot. You will in most cases enjoy the series, and in the end you'll be waiting for season 2. I only watched because my wife wanted to see this . I'm glad I listen to her.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    The BEST show on TV right now! Historical, exciting and interesting! Need more episodes/seasons ASAP.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    Bit of a slow start . But , once the characters and story begins to flow at a fast pace , it's an intriguing series . Excellent acting , with a few characters from the Fargo series I noticed and a good music score .
  • Jun 17, 2020
    Epic saga with great character development, a beautiful set, and great writing. I am particularly pleased with the depiction of the natives -- it helps when actual native actors are provided great lines and characters without the usual trope. Additionally, it's a girl power story like no other. Beautiful attention to detail. I can't wait for season 2!

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