Carnival Row: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Carnival Row

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Beautiful, but bloated, Carnival Row boasts meticulously crafted mythology and luscious world building -- unfortunately its story of haves and have nots simply has too much going on.

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Critic Ratings: 68

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Air date: Aug 30, 2019

Philo investigates a mysterious assailant with a grudge against the fae; Vignette arrives in the Burgue seeking a fresh start; Imogen meets her new neighbor; in Parliament, the fight over the critch heats up.

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Philo investigates a mysterious fae's murder; Tourmaline introduces Vignette to a new group of faeries; Imogen tries to have Agreus removed from the neighborhood; Jonah disappears.

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Philo, as a Burguish soldier, was once tasked with protecting faerish mimasery; as the Pact bears down on them, Philo meets Vignette and finds love in the most unlikely of places.

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Philo investigates his childhood headmaster's murder; Vignette ingratiates herself into the Black Raven; Imogen hatches a plan to help her brother; Breakspear goes on the offensive with Longerbane.

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Philo consults a Haruspex in an attempt to find clues about the killer; Vignette grows closer with her newfound family; a new player makes a splash in Parliament; Imogen brings Agreus into her circle.

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The pieces of the puzzle begin to come together for Philo; Vignette finds home in a place she never expected; Jonah sneaks off to see someone he shouldn't; Imogen takes a costly risk.

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Philo is thrown into jail, where he finds unexpected help from Vignette; elsewhere, Ezra disapproves of Imogen's new lifestyle; Sophie offers Jonah a deal.

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As tensions rise on Carnival Row, Philo must confront both darkness incarnate and the evil that controls it; Vignette gleans the true nature of the Burgue; Imogen makes a choice she cannot take back; Breakspear's secrets catch up to him.

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Cast & Crew

Orlando Bloom
Rycroft "Philo" Philostrate

Actor
Cara Delevingne
Vignette Stonemoss

Actor
David Gyasi
Agreus

Actor
Karla Crome
Tourmaline

Actor
Indira Varma
Piety Breakspear

Actor
Tamzin Merchant
Imogen Spurnrose

Actor
Simon McBurney
Runyan Millworthy

Actor
Andrew Gower
Ezra Spurnrose

Actor
Arty Froushan
Jonah Breakspear

Actor
Caroline Ford
Sophie Longerbane

Actor
Jared Harris
Absalom Breakspear

Actor
Marc Guggenheim
Executive Producer
René Echevarria
Executive Producer
Jon Amiel
Executive Producer
Orlando Bloom
Executive Producer
Travis Beacham
Executive Producer
Jon Amiel
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Critic Reviews for Carnival Row: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Carnival Row: Season 1

  • May 12, 2022
    I cannot help but laugh when I see the critic reviews for this show. Note, these are the same critics that raved about the narrative mess that was WandaVision and Hawkeye. At this point, it feels as though critics in the film genre just follow the norms without considering camerawork, directing, writing, acting, and a coherent story. This show is amazing, from the beautiful and magical world building to the phenomenal acting and script. This is one of the tightest shows I have ever watched. There is never a lag, never a moment that I was not engaged in the action. This is a masterpiece, rivaling Game of Thrones for the title of best dark fantasy show.
  • Feb 13, 2022
    The beauty, imagination, and acting could not overcome the character's world's sadness, anger, pettiness. Seems too much like real life.
  • Feb 09, 2022
    5 stars for sure. Season 2 is long over due.
  • Feb 02, 2022
    This show is incredible ! Filled with lots of suspense and twists in a fantasy and dystopian world . The characters and settings are so so so well done ! Wow, it's deffo a must watch no doubt about it ! Don't listen to the critics hehe this show is a 10/10 !
  • Jan 02, 2022
    Instead of a dark fantasy detective inspired by Lovecraft we got a silly and full of plot holes script and boring, tasteless subplots like an arrogant woman "falling in love" with faun.
  • Dec 30, 2021
    This show! I randomly watched episode one and I was riveted instantly. The sets, the costumes, the story, the fantasy/not-fantasy setting of the thing. Did I mention the superb cast and acting? I had no idea Cara Delevigne was so gifted! And it's nice to see Orlando Bloom getting a nice meaty, nuanced role like this and absolutely killing it. Really enjoyed seeing Indira Varma and and Andrew Gower too. :) I hope this show stays around for a long time, but I don't imagine it can with the cast they've got. They'll want to do other projects.
  • Dec 05, 2021
    So good. More than interesting world inhabited by lots of non humans. What are we going to do with them all?
  • Dec 03, 2021
    this was very entertaining and for me that is the mark of a great show.
  • Oct 24, 2021
    Take the magical creatures of Tolkien or Harry Potter and drop them in a Victorian England setting (though it is it's own world in the story), and there is a long history behind it all, and this is where you find yourself. I'm predisposed to go with the premise. I'm finding it hard to get it all sorted out though. There is no descriptive video (Maisel also did not have DVS, so I'm concluding DVS is not something that is a priority for Prime Video - booooo, hisssss). The scenes are generally dark and visually dense, so I feel like I'm missing a lot. Then there are the thick English/Londoner accents and the rich new vocabulary of this new world. All of that contributes to a fair bit of disorientation for me. I'm sticking with it though. So far, amongst all of that, it seems to be about a lot of xenophobia, hatred, and general nastiness in a crime drama, mystery sort of plot. I'm not terribly impressed, but I'll likely watch all 8 episodes of the season just so I can be up on what's happening. Orlando Bloom stars. I'm not a huge fan of his. I don't get why people find him attractive. I think he's odd looking. I thought season 1 was okay, but not great. I imagine it gets all the buzz for the production challenge of all of the magical creatures in a series. As far as stories though, I grow a little weary of all of the xenophobic-centric crap. We have enough of that IRL. Maybe they show-runner / writers / producers think they are making some form of critical statement on the current IRL crap. Dunno.
  • Oct 10, 2021
    I'm a fan fiction but when you create a world with it's own creatures and rules a Utopia thats turning to a dystopia here you will have my full attention and unlike many tv shows the begining isn't slow or boring it's exciting and made me continue this without a stop til finish, not to mention the great unexpected performance by Cara and the expected one from himself Orlando bloom, the ending was weakly written but all my hopes lay on season 2

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