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Beowulf: Season 1 (2016)



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Adventures of a troubled warrior living in a mythological place called the Shieldlands.


Kieran Bew
as Beowulf
William Hurt
as Hrothgar
Elliot Cowan
as Abrican
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The vast budget appeared to have been splurged mainly on grooming products for a magnificently bearded cast, while the special effects resembled something from a late Nineties action movie.

August 21, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If you can get past its unwieldy title, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands works terrifically well as family viewing - or a fantasy epic for the mildly squeamish.

August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

This first episode suggests that the series will be an interesting mix of the innovative and the traditional.

August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It was as if two series were running in parallel, with neither having anything to do with the other, and it was even more boring than the Napoleonic Wars. I know, I know, you wouldn't think it possible, but there you are...

August 31, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Elvina [Laura Donnelly] adds a much needed amount of levity to an otherwise dark story and an overwhelming amount of courage that seems to be lacking by a number of the men in this series.

January 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Return to the Shieldlands bore as much relation to the old English epic poem as would Tolstoy to a note for the postie.

August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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