Knightfall: Season 1 Reviews

April 22, 2019
It's historical drama at it's gory and fiery best.
September 27, 2018
Knightfall does something which is quite hard to achieve -- it takes one of the most mysterious and charismatic secret societies in history and turns them into a talky ho-hum version of the Knights of the Round Table.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 20, 2018
Knightfall is great fun.
July 3, 2018
The series about the twilight of the most famous warrior monks and the grail is disappointing. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 24, 2018
There's enough chainmail, swordfights, and backstabbing court intrigue (literally) to satisfy the casual historical drama fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2017
Middling Knights Templar docudrama has sex, violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2017
This is a lumpy, awkwardly paced, derivative show that doesn't boast much in the way of impressive visuals or engaging characters.
December 7, 2017
Viewers certainly won't be bored by Landry's pursuit of the Grail and the series makes the escalation of Nogaret's villainous scheming just as energetic, even when both threaten to teeter into more outlandish territory.
December 7, 2017
Though the heart of the story appears to be the search for the Grail, there's enough going on along the edges to keep viewers initially satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2017
It may not wow as much as Vikings has - at least not yet. But it has all the right pieces to.
December 7, 2017
I feel like Knightfall has found a sweet spot where the right combination of bloody action, sex, mysterious alliances and two-timing plans can easily draw in fans who are less likely to be interested in shows that offer such things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
December 7, 2017
The cast is good, the fight scenes prolific, the overall lifting not heavy. Grailies among you could do worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 7, 2017
Still, Knightfall has a certain charm to it, particularly in some of the side-plots involving the other Templars. The show takes a little while to get going after a frenzied and muddle start, but it builds its plot twists well.
December 7, 2017
This knowledge presented "Knightfall" a significant opportunity to enthrall the audience in addition to empowering it with knowledge. A demanding quest, for certain, and one it fails to fulfill.
December 7, 2017
The scripts are so wrapped up in explaining how everybody's connected to everybody else that they become exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2017
While Knightfall makes for an adequate companion to History's Vikings, it's still strange to see a network once devoted to fact peddle these quasi-factual dramas. It's like finding out your favorite history teacher believes the world is flat.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 6, 2017
A handsomely produced series that has the flavor of a British tea-time show, only infused with a lot more violence and gore, as well as soapy elements that feel tired practically from the get-go.
December 5, 2017
The series takes a fascinating historical moment and uses it as an excuse to channel a half-dozen fictionalized histories and renders something specific relatively generic.
December 5, 2017
Knightfall is an attempt to replicate Michael Hirst's enduringly successful blend of historical drama and spectacle, but Don Handfield and Richard Rayner have produced something that feels in almost every way second-hand.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 1, 2017
Knightfall creates an engaging story centered around the Knights Templar and their search for the Holy Grail. With gorgeous costumes and wonderfully designed sets, Knightfall does a great job of bringing 14th century Paris to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.1/10