Cursed: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
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Cursed's first season isn't as subversive as its source material, but strong plotting and a heroic performance from Katherine Langford make for an enjoyable escape.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2020

A young woman with remarkable abilities must flee her village after being accused of witchcraft. Meanwhile, a brutal force of soldiers searches the surrounding area for similarly powerful people.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2020

Nimue continues to pursue her task despite her discomfort and loneliness. A series of flashbacks sheds light on the event that irrevocably altered her life's journey.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2020

Arthur pursues his own quest as Nimue awakens in an old abbey where she must aid the Red Paladins.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2020

Nimue hears details of a rebel force of Feys while on her long journey to the city of Gramaire. Meanwhile, Lord Rugen listens to Merlin's offer as Iris suspects Morgana's motives.

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Father Carden contends with an embarrassing situation as Morgana persuades Nimue to use the sword as a bargaining piece. Meanwhile, Uther grows tired of Merlin.

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Merlin and Nimue cross paths amidst castle ruins, allowing more secrets to come to light.

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Kaze, Nimue, and Morgana find shelter in an ancient tunnel as Gawain and Arthur strive to fight off the Weeping Monk's forces.

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Nimue unveils a risky scheme to thwart the Pred Paladins from uncovering the Fey camp.

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Uther makes a bold move as Nimue considers her options. Gawain uncovers something suspicious in the Red Paladin camp.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2020

Nimue enacts the final stages of her plan as the fate of the Fey depend on her abilities.

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Critic Reviews for Cursed Season 1

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (13)

"Cursed" is ultimately, of course, an origin story. But whose origin? Learning the answer to that question is what makes it interesting.

Jul 18, 2020 | Full Review…

It takes some gumption to call a show "Cursed"; happily this harmless exercise doesn't live down to its name.

Jul 18, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A decent start to a story that I hope will unfold unpredictably in future seasons. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I could have watched more, but I was happy to walk away...

Aug 7, 2020 | Full Review…

It's all quite fun, and watching to the end will yield a fair few surprises, although it does feel at times to be positioning the characters ready for a more recognisable take on the King Arthur story.

Aug 6, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Never magical, but those armed with patience will be rewarded with acceptable swords and sorcery entertainment. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Cursed falls into the trap of many expendably bingeable shows, relying on its audience to passively let the next episode play in the vague hope that something might start to make sense soon.

Aug 4, 2020 | Full Review…

All of these elements coming together should add up to an interesting and well-balanced show... [This season] doesn't quite nail the tone it is going for.

Aug 1, 2020 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

While not a solid in doctrine to the mystical stories of old, Cursed will most certainly keep viewers entertained while introducing a new generation to the stories of old.

Jul 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Beyond the glorious castles, chaste fields, and untamed forests, the fantasy series has nothing much to offer - exposing the superficial treatment of its craft and narrative...

Jul 28, 2020 | Full Review…

The show isn't without its charms, even if it never quite rises to its own potential, but its biggest stumbling block might be that it isn't ever quite the show you're expecting.

Jul 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Cursed is famed Comic Book writer Frank Miller's take on Arthurian lore. It's obvious low budget at times hampers an otherwise binge worthy show.

Jul 26, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cursed: Season 1

  • 18h ago
    Who wrote this trash, a middle schooler? If a show wants to be taken seriously, then it should be respectful of the source material.
  • 1d ago
    no, I was just checking
  • 2d ago
    Solid back story for a tale most are familiar with but not sure of the details. I think it does an excellent job laying the foundation for any direction and/or storylines the show wants to take it. If you know about and are interested whatsoever in King Arthur, Merlin the Wizard, Knights of the Round Table, and the Fairy tribe the binds this whole story together it's 100% worth a watch. Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård As Merlin and Jay Asher as Nimue leave performances enough worth viewing. Not sure where the hate is coming from after 2 episodes I found myself well entertained within the genesis of this potentially epic tale.
  • 2d ago
    Not as cheesy as I thought it would be.Has some room for improvement but it's definitely worth watching.
  • 2d ago
    Cursed is one of the worst series I've watched in a long time, completely rushed, predictable, a teenager mess with a senseless plot. Only good to leave playing on the background to fill the sound of silence.
  • 3d ago
    Trash. Don't waste your time with this pointless nonsense
  • 3d ago
    Plot was shallow and uninteresting. The premise was promising but it never really delivered on character development, action, or storytelling.
  • 3d ago
    It is a series that has a lot of potential but this first season is far from showing the greatness of the Arthurian world and legend. For me it was a extremely introductory season also they promised us great magical fights but in the end these are counted, it's fun to watch because of the risk of transforming such an old and classic story into something completely new that I hope will work in the next season. In conclusion I really liked the idea of making a retelling of the Arthurian legend but I think the only way to know if it's going to be successful is to see the second season and see what happens with this characters.
  • 4d ago
    Looks far cheaper than I'm sure it cost to make, with shoddy acting and clearly stealing it's plot points from lord of the rings. The script is painful at times. Also, why do all men have to be either stupid or evil? I know we're trying to right the wrongs of the past, but by flipping so far the other way, we're in danger of just replicating the old inequalities in reverse. How about trying equality for a change?
  • 5d ago
    Great acting, though the story seemed to lean away from its original. Much can be improved but the transitions are excellent; giving the appropriate information to continue in a short time lapse. I love that Netflix give hour-long episodes (almost!).

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