Carnival Row: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Carnival Row

Critics Consensus

Carnival Row boasts meticulously crafted mythology and luscious world building -- unfortunately its story of have's and have not's gets a little lost in the beauty of it all.



Critic Ratings: 17

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Aug 30, 2019

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Orlando Bloom
as Rycroft Philostrate
Cara Delevingne
as Vignette Stonemoss
David Gyasi
as Agreus
Karla Crome
as Tourmaline
Indira Varma
as Piety Breakspear
Tamzin Merchant
as Imogen Spurnrose
Simon McBurney
as Runyan Millworthy
Andrew Gower
as Ezra Spurnrose
Arty Froushan
as Jonah Breakspear
Caroline Ford
as Sophie Longerbane
Jared Harris
as Absalom Breakspear
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Critic Reviews for Carnival Row Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

The faerie culture is absolutely gorgeous and begs more exploration-they've got witches, too! The Ripper Street meets Penny Dreadful vibe of the city is incredibly hollow in comparison.

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It's basically all the fun of a Victorian-era murder mystery, with some sexy faeries and hunky fawns mixed in with a plethora of decidedly dodgy Irish and English accents.

Aug 20, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Carnival Row is the kind of show we need right now. The kind of show that lives the ideals of Game of Thrones without straight trying to simply do it all over again.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

While I can't, hand on heart, say the show is greater than the sum of those enjoyable parts, I can say it's just as satisfying, just as compelling, as any one of them.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're not into fantasy, that probably seems a real hodge-podge of mythos, but Carnival Row succeeds precisely because it's different (and looks expensive while creatively employing its CGI).

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

I can easily see Carnival Row developing a dedicated fanbase and has the potential to breakout into a mainstream hit, but with the very adult-oriented format and subject matter, this may be a show for a very specific audience.

Aug 19, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Carnival Row has built a fascinating metaphor for colonial power, resettlement, and migration-but doesn't quite know what to do with all that raw material.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes Carnival Row such a compelling drama is its ability to combine unparalleled world building with a series of tales that appear to be unrelated but which are actually inextricably linked.

Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The show really starts to pick up steam as it hurtles towards season's end, and it sets up a number of fascinating and heartbreaking possibilities.

Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The best bits are the romantic scenes between creatures and humans, although that isn't enough to make Carnival Row soar to new heights.

Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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