Little Birds: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Little Birds

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Little Birds' sumptuous style draws the eye like a peacock's plumage, but its aimless story keeps it from truly taking flight.

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Episodes

Heiress Lucy Savage arrives in Tangier in 1955 -- one of the last outposts of colonial decadence, and a culture shock in more ways than one.

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Lucy gets herself an invitation to an exclusive wrap party, which she attends with Adham. Later, she is invited to lunch with the Secretary without her husband.

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Hugo struggles with unfinished business that Lucy's father asked him to take care of. Adham finds his royal bearing is of little help in the Interzone.

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Lucy decamps to the home of the Contessa Mandrax where she is consoled by the Contessa and Lili. Meanwhile, Cherifa returns to Tangier.

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Lucy meets Bill, who claims to be an artist but is actually an undercover agent for the CIA. Meanwhile, Cherifa falls into the Secretary's trap.

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Lucy decides to collaborate with the CIA in entrapping her father and is forced to work with Cherifa in order to free herself.

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Critic Reviews for Little Birds Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Little Birds is a series that honours them and their spirit, adding even more to them and making them resonate anew.

Aug 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With big, knowingly written female characters to the fore, it's an exotic trip.

Aug 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The acting is strong, but you've got a lot of time to take it in -- and the scenery, and the camerawork, and the bursts of period-friendly Peggy Lee tunes in the soundtrack -- when the characters spent so long doing so terribly, terribly little.

Aug 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Beyond the lush aesthetics -- themselves a kind of voyeurism after months of staring at the same interiors during lockdown -- it's hard to work out what the point of it all is

Aug 13, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

On the one hand, it's very silly and gloriously camp. On the other, there are serious themes of coercion, enforced medication and psychological manipulation, as well as a subplot about colonialism in Fifties Morocco.

Aug 13, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If I had to describe the show's vibe, I'd say: wasted Sloane "Arabian Nights" party in a marquee in Cornwall. The funny thing is that I'm really quite enjoying it.

Aug 31, 2020 | Full Review…

It's sultry and seductive, and a feast for the eyes.

Aug 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Most of the acting is rather good, the whole is superbly stylish, and it's grand to see actors Hugh Skinner and Nina Sosanya reunited.

Aug 13, 2020 | Full Review…

I'm not even sure this adaptation of Anaïs Nin is even trying to be truly erotic, which is a bit like remaking the Fast & Furious films but deciding you can do without the cars and just focus on the dialogue and acting.

Aug 13, 2020 | Full Review…

I found it about as sexy as a soggy dishcloth.

Aug 13, 2020 | Full Review…

There was a sense of everyone and everything trying too hard. This was a drama that clearly wanted to be David Lynch when it grew up, but it came across as a bunch of kids hitting the dressing up box.

Aug 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Opens with an episode that's boastful of its lush aesthetic, scene compositions and pastel color palette, but sets the foundations of a drama that is easy to view with the same kind of glassy-eyed passivity.

Aug 13, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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