Cardinal: Season 1 (2017)

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Cardinal

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Air date: Jan 25, 2017

When the body of a missing girl is found, detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme set out to uncover the mystery.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2017

Delorme risks the whole investigation as she tries to catch Cardinal red-handed; the killer gets closer to his next victim.

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Air date: Feb 8, 2017

Eric urges Edie to torture Keith; Delorme worries that Cardinal has sidelined her; Cardinal gets a break in the Curry case.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2017

A criminal breaks into Eric and Edie's basement and finds Keith; issues between Cardinal and Delorme threaten their partnership; Cardinal takes risks in the investigation.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2017

Cardinal and Delorme know who killed Woody Baldwin, but now they must find him; Cardinal's daughter visits her mom.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2017

Cardinal realizes he wasn't working alone and may be too late to save his daughter; Delorme has a decision to make when she finds answers.

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Cast & Crew

Billy Campbell
John Cardinal

Actor
Karine Vanasse
Lise Delorme

Actor
Allie MacDonald
Edie

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Deborah Hay
Catherine Cardinal

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Glen Gould
Detective Jerry Commanda

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David Richmond-Peck
Malcolm Musgrave

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Alanna Bale
Kelly Cardinal

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Robert Naylor
Keith

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Gord Rand
Woody Baldwin

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Audience Reviews for Cardinal: Season 1

  • Jun 28, 2021
    I love everything about this show. As someone who has read all six books, it is a surprising, and often difficult, feat to translate a story into visual imagery without the issues of unnecessary plot points, too long descriptions and show-don't-tell characterizations. Cardinal and Delorme are as close as I have imagined them to be, maybe even better in some aspects; the acting is topnotch, and even the chemistry between the leads is palpable. It never overdoes the action; I like it best when it's understated, subtle, which ultimately raises its appeal. The setting of Algonquin Bay is a separate character in and of itself. One of the best crime shows out there.
  • Oct 03, 2020
    I gave up in the middle of episode three. I LOVED the acting, the style, etc... but, when they started filling up the screen with torture porn, that was way too much. Artistic freedom? Give me a break!
  • Jun 04, 2020
    It's good, but it does lean heavily on its Scandinavian forebears. Eric Fraser ( Brendan Fletcher ) was irritating in that he played exactly the same character in the unforgettable Night Hunter with Henry Cavell. I have to agree with another reviewer, Campbell has to up the vocal level a tad as the smokey Eastwood delivery is grating. I'll happily tune in to the second season.
  • Feb 14, 2020
    One of my favorite streaming tv dramas of all time! Gritty, intense crime drama. Not for the faint of heart. Powerful performances from Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse lead an excellent ensemble. Beautiful cinematography, only adds another reason to see this series. If you haven't seen CARDINAL, you are missing out.
  • Sep 23, 2017
    I'm giving this three stars as an average. I loved the performances, especially the actress who plays Lise Delorme. Billy Campbell's character and demeanor are very cliched--not his fault. He delivers it as well as any cliche can be delivered. My biggest disappointment and huge negative with this series though, is the gruesomeness. It's pretty much a horror movie for much of it, when the serial killer(s)'s lust for torturing and killing is so graphic. As much as American entertainment is full of serial killers, as a Canadian, I am disgusted by this. Lust killings are gruesome and sickening, and though I love murder mysteries and suspense, this genre of sicking kills just for the love (lust) of torturing and hacking people to death, turns me off big time. If season two presents another serial/lust killer, I won't be watching.
  • Jul 17, 2017
    I was greatly intrigued by this show and I'm looking forward to the next one. Its nice to have a different take on the typical US cop show.

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