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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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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

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…

The fact remains that sword 'n' sheepskin is now a genre, and even if you are taking it back to its roots, you have to bring something new. Creators James Dormer, Tim Haines, and Katie Newman do not.

January 25, 2016 | Full Review…

For fans of fantasy, this might be worth a try.

January 25, 2016 | Full Review…
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That's the smartest move on the part of the creators: delivering fantastical occurrences with a realistic tone.

January 22, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands may begin with a copycat title sequence, but it quickly stands on its own feet as a swashbuckling tale of a young hero who battles giant, vicious creatures.

January 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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