Marianne: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Marianne

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Smart and scary with the most unsettling pair of eyes since Nicolas Cage in Vampire's Kiss, Marianne is pure nightmare fuel.

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User Ratings: 165

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 13, 2019

Just as best-selling author Emma Larsimon announces she's done writing horror, an unnerving visit from an old friend draws her back to her hometown.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

While a quirky police inspector digs into her parents' case, Emma drags Camille back to Caro's home and reconnects with the rest of her old crew.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

Tonio makes a disturbing discovery at the shore. Another harrowing night with Emma pushes Camille to her limit. Marianne turns up the heat.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

Emma's grieving is cut short by an urgent request, and a grisly scene at the Daugeron home leads Inspector Ronan into a world of demonic secrets.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

Fifteen years earlier, in a bid to drive away Emma's nightmares, the friends gather at their old school for a ritual that will change their lives.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

Inspector Ronan connects the dots between Emma's books and more real-world tragedies. He, Emma and Séby hatch a plan to destroy Marianne.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

Fleeing to different parts of the island, the friends encounter terrifying sights and ghostly messengers. One by one, they turn on Emma.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2019

As the priest makes a desperate bid to banish Marianne, Emma finds herself torn between two worlds, and Aurore searches for a way to save her friend.

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Tv Season Info

Lured back to her hometown, a famous horror writer discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc in the real world.

Cast & Crew

Pierre Aussedat
Monsieur Larsimon
Patrick d'Assumçao
Père Xavier
Corinne Valancogne
Madame Larsimon
Alban Lenoir
Inspecteur Raunan
Victoire Du Bois
Emma Larsimon
Raphaël Rocher
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Critic Reviews for Marianne Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

The series eschews a lot of genre tropes and tricksiness, making it all the more involving.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Marianne is nightmares personified.

Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The eight episodes of Marianne are all perfectly equipped to chop lesser horror shows up into little bits and keep you up all night. Give it a watch; you can curse me later.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

A juicy, clever, and very gory delight.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Although not quite up there with Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, this series certainly offers up a more visceral, darker experience replete with terrific performances and some damn fine scares.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Compelling, mysterious and, above all, creepy as hell, you almost can't stop watching Marianne once you start.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Great start with the two first episodes but after that it descends into being a bag full of cliches, boring melodrama and a obnoxious main character. [Full review in Spanish].

Oct 22, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm just going to tell you right away: this series is likely to give you nightmares.

Oct 14, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

With nods to Stephen King, director Samuel Bodin creates a refreshing take on the writer going back home to deal with her demons.

Oct 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series intelligently uses the perimeter of the town, animated with forests and lakes, old houses, abandoned laboratories. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Marianne is a series that embodies classic horror while simultaneously adding its own unique style. It's terrifying- and somehow manages to be loads of fun.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Marianne remains terrifying until its climactic, exorcism-filled end. But when I remember the show, I'll remember those eyes.

Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marianne: Season 1

  • Nov 06, 2020
    I really liked this, spooky. Well done. I watched it with french language and english subtitles. I can't guarantee how weird it might be with english dubbing if that is available. I've given up on ever doing dubbing because its not actors, its voice actors usually too often the ones that seem to do cartoon work with voices that don't fit or expressiveness that don't fit or even just the vocalization type or dynamic from an ethnicity standpoint don't fit, so I just always do original language with subtitles and always recommend the same.
  • Oct 31, 2020
    A fun and frightening journey (mostly frightening), with a fantastic performance by Victoire Du Bois as the haunted Emma Larsimon (who I found magnetically attractive, yet also repellent and obnoxious - a very confusing experience!). Mireille Herbstmeyer's performance as Marianne is mind-blowing and the stuff of nightmares.
  • Oct 20, 2020
    Intelligent writing, incredible acting, wonderful voice-over, INCREDIBLY terrifying while also managing to be comedic, without coming off as campy. This is the first horror series that I have seen that had organic comedy in which the writers were able to keep each element completely separate so as not to dilute the horror and vice/versa. This has quickly become one of my favorite series of all time and it's a shame that it was canceled after only one season, but that seems to be Netflix's go-to move. Even if a series wins awards, they make sure to cancel it before it has a fighting chance.
  • Aug 03, 2020
    Esta serie nos ofrece el suspenso y el miedo que tanto nos gustaba de las películas de terror del siglo anterior.
  • Aug 02, 2020
    Marianne on Netflix is a Blair Witch-esque story. While it has a fantastic plot with fantastic actors, it's not that scary. However if you go in understanding it as a psychological thriller rather than this jump scare-fest the trailers make it seem to be, it's a good watch. I don't blame the show for this, just poor marketing. You don't often see characters in horror have this much depth— and usually in horror shows/movies when the main characters make the wrong decisions, it seems like they are just stupid i.e. when any person falls down a flight of stairs. (seriously what is up with that). In Marianne, because of our deep understanding of the character's advantages and flaws there is a motive behind every decision. You can understand "why she went in there" or "why he did (insert stupid thing.)" I was glad to have watched it. The character Marianne herself was very well done, and watching her character exist within so many people delightful. The show also has beautiful cinematography there are shots that could absolutely be a desktop background— and I mean this in the best way possible. The way they frame the characters as well as some of the more tense scenes is very clever. For example how they set up the shots of water conveys so much meaning that becomes increasingly more clear and haunting as the show goes on. The soundtrack as well— especially the poem— creates even more depth to the experience.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Easily in the top 5 best horror series I've ever seen, possibly AT the top--it's that good. As I was getting into this show, I kept thinking "it can't possibly have all this awesomeness in one show, it's basically everything I like!" I texted my best horror compatriot immediately saying "all of my foreign film time is taken up by Marianne on Netflix, it is UH May Zing. Scary as hell. Reminds me a lot of Hill House in terms of production quality, but it's way scarier". 100% must watch if you're a horror fan.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    I grew up watching horror movies with my family in the 80s/90s. Nothing that comes out nowadays is truly a "scary movie" in comparison; it's too cynical when it comes to the graphics or whatnot. I sit back yawning when I should be on the verge of $h!tt!ng myself...but I wouldn't b/c I'm tough, and big girls don't cry, right?! B***h, please!!! My friends might scream at a fly, but real horror lovers want substance. We crave real artist genius now; not just a catchy writer and pricy (FAKE...once again...FAKE...graphics!). I'll take 80's blood over now. Though, some stuff makes me want to cringe when I see it. I'll tell you what (***ahhhhheeemmmm Netflix****), I caught Marianne on a whim, and binged the whole season. I was SO sold, I got several others on board as well. I've watched the whole season at least 5-6x. It is truly back to the "real". I love(d) every second. I can't believe they cancelled a continuation of the series!!! WE HAVE BEEN WAITING (insert biggest look of disappointment...like your dog when you don't give him that last bite, man!!!!)!!! People are talking about other shows on Netflix that wouldn't scare a fly. This show is the real deal. You guys aced it! As an artist...you guys created a piece that is worth a thousand words...keep at it! I say bring back, Marianne...you won't be sorry. But we might!!! 💀💩 Just saying...pretty please with sugar on top...
  • Apr 29, 2020
    Atmosperic, scary, great music. One of the best horror tv series!
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Best horror TV series. Change my mind, I dare you.
  • Apr 04, 2020
    "Marianne" might be one of NetFlix's best horror series (right after "The Haunting Of Hill House" to which it is often compared). Both are about unresolved childhood drama that comes back to haunt you. With just eight 40-ish minute episodes, "Marianne" a super fast watch. Yes, the show is in French. Just turn on the subtitles. It's WELL worth a watch. Everything about "Marianne" clicks. The aerial scenes of the coastal town, the lighthouse and the waves crashing against the shore really add to the atmosphere. The cinematography is great. There are lots of shots of holes-- holes in books, holes in the ground, holes in the wall etc. The mythology is novel and interesting. All of the actors are excellent. Madame Daugeron will scare the pants off of you. Mireille Herbstmeyer's performance is riveting. She is now near the top of my list of favorite horror villains. My only criticism of the series is that we didnt see more of her. Poor Emma. Have you learned nothing from Anne Wilkes in "Misery"? If your number 1 fan wants you to keep writing, you keep writing!

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