P-Valley: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
P-Valley

Critics Consensus

A stunning, lyrical piece of neon noir, P-Valley explores the unseen lives of strippers in Mississippi through Katori Hall's singular gaze, celebrating the beauty of the craft without sugarcoating the challenges.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 86

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 12, 2020
2
Air date: Jul 19, 2020
3
Air date: Jul 26, 2020
4
Air date: Aug 2, 2020
5
Air date: Aug 9, 2020
6
Air date: Aug 16, 2020
7
Air date: Aug 23, 2020
8
Air date: Aug 30, 2020

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Cast

Brandee Evans
as Mercedes
Nicco Annan
as Uncle Clifford
Shannon Thornton
as Miss Mississippi
Elarica Johnson
as Autumn Night
Skyler Joy
as Gidget
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Critic Reviews for P-Valley Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (16)

"P-Valley" is a drama that uses sex and titillation to spice a deeper story, presenting the kinds of characters rarely seen in an hourlong high-quality drama one subscription cable.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…
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It's a lyrical and atmospheric series that centers on lives of a community unlike anything television has seen before.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

[It] behaves like theater a lot, with big acting that will project to the back of your TV room and a Southern Gothic script whose dialogue has a clear poetic bent. I didn't mind it, but I needed to adjust to the staginess.

Jul 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Intense, loud and firmly anchored in the locale, it relies a lot on the local vernacular and is best watched with closed-captioning if you want to fully embrace the raw vehemence of the dialogue.

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Although none of the four episodes provided for review skimp on sex, skin or soapy twists, P-Valley is in fact a carefully wrought study in character and setting...

Jul 31, 2020 | Full Review…

In many ways P Valley is reminiscent of The Wire, in the pace of the action and the density of the plotting; in its intimate understanding of its characters and their milieu, and in the dense patois of Katori Hall's script.

Jul 27, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

An intoxicating look at the lives of the people who orbit the venue, which appears decrepit during the day, but comes alive, flush in neon, at night. It's raucous and funny and filled with intrigue and should be your new must-watch.

Jul 31, 2020 | Full Review…

As dark as it can get, P-Valley is careful never to burst this bubble. All strip clubs sell a fantasy-P-Valley's just has a different audience.

Jul 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The series also does a wonderful job of detailing all the various facets and mechanics of a strip club, with a bouncer, a bar staff, and a bookkeeper part of the behind-the-scenes staff.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The relentlessness of Hall's vision shines through, allowing a rare look and perspective into sex work and the working class, devoid of white approval.

Jul 13, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

P-Valley is a series that has a lot to say from a perspective that hasn't gotten much of a voice on prestige TV to this point.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Hall makes the show its own unique entity, diving deep into stories about a kind of shadow economy that rarely gets depicted in film or TV.

Jul 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for P-Valley: Season 1

  • 21h ago
    Incredibly well done. You feel like a fly on the wall in the gritty, real-life of all these great characters.
  • 3d ago
    I got into this show. A bit too much nudity, but this is the STARZ station after all.
  • 3d ago
    Love this show! Very raw and authentic!
  • 5d ago
    It's disappointing. I don't even get this show. If you want to watch a good show from 2020,well go watch Stateless,Caliphate,Fear City or Insecure. Full of nudity,sex,violence,profanity it's not my taste. What's worse is this show will get a second season.
  • 5d ago
    Finally, an adult show for adults on TV - who'd a thunk it was possible??? Throw everything else out, this is the real deal. If you can't handle the heat, get the eff out of the kitchen. Total commitment like you will not experience in media for the rest of your life. Can you handle it? Dare you even try?
  • 6d ago
    Absolutely love this show!!!
  • Jul 28, 2020
    Im really feelin this show. Sure some moments are shocking and crazy but they're trying to show a glimpse into a world thats very real for the people in it. I can't wait to see where the show goes with season 2! A must see.
  • Jul 27, 2020
    I love, love, love this show!!!! I already can't wait for season 2!!! Uncle Clifford, Mercedes, Diamond & Mississippi are my absolute favs.
  • Jul 23, 2020
    The colors were amazingly applied. The story isn't predictable, so that's great. And I like how it complements real life issues without any extra extra.
  • Jul 22, 2020
    About strippers but also has a great story to it. Very seductive and also very real. My hubby and I both watch it together. You get turned on but also you get a great show!

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