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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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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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 (52) | 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…
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It felt like they were trying to fit too many storylines into the season [...] and because of that the show has a hard time finding its footing.

Aug 23, 2020 | Full Review…

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…

Audience Reviews for Cursed: Season 1

  • Oct 17, 2020
    Awesome show! Sure, it takes it's time, but so did season 1 of GoT! Cursed has briljant moments thanks to the cast and jaw dropping scènes towards the end. The season finale made me really excited for more!
  • Oct 06, 2020
    A fresh take on the classical Arthurian legend, with few twists and turns. People who expect the same old story will be surprised. Season 1 is a bit chaotic story wise and acting wise but the show offers so many great scenes and plots that it gets you hooked after 3 episodes. Episode 10 is absolutely the best of the season and the series deserve season 2. It's magical and light but also with a bit of gore and drama
  • Oct 06, 2020
    Historically inaccurate. Just another case of Netflix's writers messing things up
  • Sep 28, 2020
    The only original thing in this show is "Netflix ORIGINAL". in all other cases it's just another fantasy "I'm not like the others, I'm the CHOSEN ONE" story without any interesting ideas, normal fights or actor's playing. Sometimes I just can't understand why Netflix gives money on projects like this.
  • Sep 26, 2020
    The story is captivating, and it is interesting to watch Arthurian legend in a different view - direction. The occasional horror theme is handled very well. The sound is near perfect. The only problem I had with it is that the acting of leading roles is not very convincing, alittle stiff at times. Nimue is a very attractive woman with strong figures, which sort of conpansates the negatives. If you like medieval fantasy, I would recommend it.
  • Sep 25, 2020
    This is an utter betrayal of the Arthurian legend. I have no problem or issue with myths evolving to match the times. The development of the Welsh legends through to Chretien de Troyes‘ stories and the Mallory saga are proof that legends can be taken and recreated in wonderful ways to keep them fresh and relevant. This is the opposite; the deliberate subversion and destruction of a legend. Avoid this at read a good book instead.
  • Sep 20, 2020
    I loved this. Its magic system is really interesting - shamanic, and I love the King Authur legends. The way this series captures the terror of the Witch Craze in the middle ages is really effective, and I found it interesting to think about what it might have been like here in England back in the day, during the fall of Paganism and the rise of Christianity. The heavy sense of shame put on the 'Fae', the dehumanization of non-Christians. The acting is awesome and the chemistry between the two leads, Nimue and Authur, is great - both are hot.
  • Sep 13, 2020
    Wokeness and bad direction strikes again
  • Sep 09, 2020
    The cultural appropriation and racism makes this show unwatchable.
  • Sep 07, 2020
    Good fantasy show on par with the witcher. Pace is slow at the start but magnetic performances keep the show interested. Binge worthy.

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