Castlevania: Season 1 (2017)

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Castlevania offers spectacular visuals and a compelling adaptation in its all-too-short first season.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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Air date: Jul 7, 2017
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Air date: Jul 7, 2017
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Air date: Jul 7, 2017
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Air date: Jul 7, 2017

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Critic Reviews for Castlevania Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3)

It never quite reaches the demented highs of its pillar-of-hellfire pilot, but by season's end, there's a clear mission statement for arriving at a slightly more optimistic future.

Jul 11, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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There are only four episodes, but they are damn good.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

All these missing elements, combined with its vague and generic low fantasy setting makes one wonder if it was even necessary to use the Castlevania license when it could pass off as something entirely different.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Castlevania's first season feels like it's pitched between two dissonant tones: goofy bloody gothic nonsense, and boring self-serious story of good vs. evil.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

When it was announced that Netflix was cracking the bullwhip on a Castlevania animated series written by gawd scribe Warren Ellis, you know the nerd streets was talking.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show had a lot more humor than I thought, dark humor...Castlevania was great, for what it is.

Jan 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Netflix's Castlevania performed magic by hitting my childhood nostalgia while offering my adult self something substantial and exciting.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Video game adaptations can be iffy, but Castlevania is a more nuanced take. It feels like it's just waking up.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The addled attention spans of video gamers drawn to Netflix's new Castlevania animated series will not be unduly strained. The first season is -- like Dracula's fangs -- short, potent, and dripping with reasons to want more.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Castlevania mines that truth for great drama and puts a bunch of stylized shiny violence on top of that. This is a strong opening for a project that fans had every right to be wary of.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

With the aid of Netflix, we get a legitimate show that's really easy to binge-watch. It's even more easier appreciate the work put into transferring the simple story contained in the video game to an interesting narrative.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

... Castlevania limps on the same leg as other failed adaptations. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Castlevania: Season 1

  • May 02, 2020
    I'll serve a review for both season 1&2 together. [Spoilers ahead] Season 1 & 2 was tremendous. I was hooked like a fish helpless against the pulling reel. The characters were charming, the dialogue and witty banter was engaging and damn the art and animation is phenomenal. Best moment was feeling Vlad's anguish and rage for the death of Lisa. The only exceptions is Hector and Isaac gives a good first impression as head of the war council only to be total amateurs at it. This was head-slap annoying. The script should have designed the two more tactful in handling the disarray of the council and the plotting against Vlad. This would have demanded Carmilla to also be even more tactful in seducing and convincing the others of her scheme making her short lived success all the more genius. Carmilla should have also been given a better resolution for her conquest for power rather than "I'm doing this because I was spanked a lot by my ex-husband and I'm tired of old men". The lack of a stronger resolution held back the impact her character deserves. And why the hell does Godbrand, the viking barbarian, have an american accent?
  • Apr 24, 2020
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  • Mar 30, 2020
    The plot is poorly written. Nothing original.
  • Mar 28, 2020
    For a TV series based on a game, Castlevania is pretty impressive. The setting (the Dark Age inspired milieu is really interesting) and the characters (from the likes of Dracula to Trevor Belomont) are captivating. Even for people who are totally oblivious to the original game like me, Castlevania will not disappoint (except for season 1 being too short).
  • Mar 15, 2020
    One of my favorite seasons of television of all time. Makes incredible use of a small runtime thanks to the fantastic writing. The voice acting and visuals are immaculate. Great build up for second season after ending with one of the best fight scenes I've ever witnessed. I was chomping at the bit for the next season to come out.
  • Mar 12, 2020
    The show does a lot of telling and not very much showing. Character monologues go on, and on, and on, like a soap opera steeped in righteous indignation. It is very tedious. The writing is terrible. But damn, it sure looks pretty?
  • Mar 11, 2020
    Only 4 episodes, but they are damn good. I think they were building the story line in the first season. Animation is wonderful and story is in flow. Definitely worth a watch!
  • Mar 10, 2020
    Neat but short. Loved the characters and how they sticked to the lore.
  • Mar 09, 2020
    Its one of rare animation shows i get pleasure so real and investment in characters that i cant wait to see how will this go on... well done.
  • Mar 08, 2020
    Excellent!!! I hope for a 4th season

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