Carmen Sandiego: Season 1 (2019)


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Carmen Sandiego

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Vivid animation and creative reconstruction of the Carmen Sandiego backstory elevates this property beyond its edutainment roots.



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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

Mischievous orphan Carmen enrolls at V.I.L.E. Academy, a school for thieves. Given the code name Black Sheep, she makes fast friends ... and enemies. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

Carmen crashes the graduates' caper, touching down at an archaeological dig site. But learning the truth about V.I.L.E. sets her on a new path. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

Player navigates Carmen, Zack and Ivy to a secret lab in Indonesia, where V.I.L.E. is developing a fungus designed to destroy the country's rice. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

While exploring a shipwreck off the coast of Ecuador, Carmen stumbles upon hidden treasure -- and an old rival. Meanwhile, two agents kidnap Devineaux. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

In Amsterdam, Carmen goes undercover to nab a mastermind who's been replacing priceless paintings with amazingly accurate forgeries. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

Carmen tangles with V.I.L.E. operative Le Chevre at the Sydney Opera House. Crackle's there, too -- but he doesn't recognize Carmen. Hmmm. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

When V.I.L.E. schemes to steal the Magna Carta from a Mumbai museum, Carmen squares off with a former classmate: origami expert Paper Star. -- (C) NETFLIX

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In foggy San Francisco, Carmen attends an elegant charity auction. When Mime Bomb steals a $10 million stamp, Carmen follows his trail to Chinatown. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jan 18, 2019

Suspecting Carmen isn't working alone, Shadowsan and Coach Brunt interrogate Devineaux. Carmen uncovers the truth about her mysterious past. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Cast & Crew

Liam O'Brien
Professor Maelstrom/Vlad/Boris
Rafael Petardi
Chase Devineaux
Michael Goldsmith
Charlet Chung
Julia Argent
Kari Wahlgren
Sharon Muthu
Dr. Bellum/Agent Zan
Gina Rodriguez
Carmen Sandiego
Michael Hawley
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Critic Reviews for Carmen Sandiego Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

The show is richer for not setting up a simple showdown of brains versus brawn.

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Netflix's Carmen Sandiego is more interested in delivering action and high-tech fights in exotic locales than creating programming that's both educational and entertaining.

Jan 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With its subtle use of factoids and the flavors of world cultures abounding throughout, the show hooked me in with a globe-trotting narrative of secrets and revelations...

Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 9.0/10 | Full Review…

Although this is an animated series, this is show is made for all ages. It's adventurous and funnier than you might expect, thanks to the help and comedic timing of Carmen's Bostonian brother and sister sidekick duo.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

As stylish as the animation style is, none of the characters (Carmen aside) have much going for them, and the writing is lazy and generally lacks wit.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The original Carmen Sandiego existed to teach kids about the borders that make up the countries that make up our globe. Netflix's Carmen Sandiego exists celebrate the humanity that makes up the world.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Netflix is also smart enough not to give us all the keys to Carmen's mysterious past, instead leaving us eager for the second season the streaming service is sure to provide.

Jan 28, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Viewers young and old can expect to be captivated by the slick animation and intriguing mysteries, but this series also reminds us to look outside ourselves.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Children who want a little action and adventure should get some enjoyment from it, but it'll be hard to entice anyone older.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The animation is fabulous, the stories have a light sense of humor that match the caper-filled plots, and the information about each country might be surprising to even adult viewers.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Fans of the larger Carmen Sandiego franchise will find a lot to love here. Many of the major iterations of the franchise are represented in the series. Some are bigger elements of the show while others are loving easter eggs.

Jan 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With all its soft crayon textures, sharp angles, and cool, layered lighting, consider Netflix's newest animated series, Carmen Sandiego, an official path-forger.

Jan 17, 2019 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carmen Sandiego: Season 1

  • Jul 06, 2020
    When I first started watching it I thought it would just be a time-passer, but it turned out to be much more than just, I'm passionate about each aspect of this show to the point that I discovered it originated from a game show!
  • Mar 18, 2020
    Carmen Sandiego is filled with unanswered questions and plot holes, but it's supposed to teach kids about geography, right? If you take that fact into consideration, the TV series might have hope.
  • Oct 20, 2019
    Really good kids show with a surprisingly deep plot. Great twists as well.
  • Oct 11, 2019
    While the show uses crisp 2d 'flash animation', the characters' traits and backstories are well developed and very three dimensional. Black Sheep (Carmen herself) makes for a very interesting protagonist, and over at least the first two seasons (all that has come out on netflix thus far) has undergone interesting character growth, along with several other supporting characters - no spoilers here :)
  • Oct 10, 2019
    All guys in this show are stupid, and all girls are smart...
  • Aug 25, 2019
    One of the coolest kid shows I have seen. And I'm 19
  • Aug 20, 2019
    The intrigue is the best part of this series. The twists are great, and the animation is on point. It's better than the original for sure and it knows its audience. Great, but has a few flaws- Okay, so, it's middle is muddled a little because I didn't really understand the constant shifts of crime by VILE, but a little straightening could've done the job.
  • Mar 30, 2019
    Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?! I enjoyed this reboot.
  • Mar 29, 2019
    A great nostalgia piece. It has excellent animation, creative backstory, and an excellent musical score. It will bring together old fans, like myself, and new fans alike.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    Despite the edutainment parts of it being heavy handed at times, the show is fun, smart, and witty. Definitely an all ages enjoyable show and I cannot wait for season 2 to roll around.

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