Harlots: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Harlots uses its titillating subject matter to draw the viewer into a deeper drama about the intersection of survival, business, and family.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 29, 2017
2
Air date: Apr 5, 2017
3
Air date: Apr 12, 2017
4
Air date: Apr 19, 2017
5
Air date: Apr 26, 2017
6
Air date: May 3, 2017
7
Air date: May 10, 2017
8
Air date: May 17, 2017

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Cast

Samantha Morton
as Margaret Wells
Lesley Manville
as Lydia Quigley
Jessica Brown Findlay
as Charlotte Wells
Jessica Brown
as Charlotte
Eloise Smyth
as Lucy
Dorothy Atkinson
as Florence Scanwell
Pippa Bennett-Warner
as Harriet Lennox
Rory Fleck Byrne
as Daniel Marney
Kate Fleetwood
as Nancy Birch
Edward Hogg
as Thomas Haxby
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Critic Reviews for Harlots Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (20)

I will say that Harlots, though undoubtedly rather over the top, is both well acted and quite wittily written.

Mar 31, 2017 | Full Review…

The show cheekily explores lots of topics, from the tension between religion and sex to the patriarchal power of a culture where men could plan their trips to the brothels right in front of their wives.

Mar 29, 2017 | Full Review…
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Harlots mostly pulls off a tricky balance of substance and tone. It's infinitely more jocular than...The Girlfriend Experience... but no less thoughtful when it comes to the dynamics of sex and power.

Mar 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Shocking and fascinating, Harlots will keep you watching not for the sex and nudity but for the women trying not to sell their souls along with their bodies.

Mar 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It was soapily plotted and snappily written, but lacked depth. It was solid enough but with this estimable cast, it felt like a missed opportunity to make something more substantial.

Mar 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a bawdy, funny, gritty, and at times moving drama that flies in the face most of the period costume dramas we've seen on TV over the years.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Much as the show walks the line between decadent and trashy, so does the storytelling, which can be faint and engrossing in equal measure.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The single most refreshing aspect of Harlots is its inclusion of black people in Georgian England.

Oct 13, 2018 | Rating: 4.13/5 | Full Review…

With elaborate costume design from Edward K. Gibson, and enough drama to keep viewers intrigued, you won't want to miss the first season of this provocative drama.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

You just know it will end in tears, but whose we do not know. We may be too busy sniggering to notice.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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