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Parade's End: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Parade's End has a languid pace that will reward fans of finely crafted British dramas, but may leave others impatiently demanding more.


Tv Season Info

A British aristocrat becomes caught up in an era of social upheaval and the onset of World War I in this compelling five-part HBO miniseries. Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam and Adelaide Clemens head up a superb cast.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Christopher Tietjens
Rebecca Hall
as Sylvia Tietjens
Adelaide Clemens
as Valentine Wannop
Stephen Graham
as Vincent MacMaster
Miranda Richardson
as Mrs. Wannop
Anne-Marie Duff
as Edith Duchemin
Tom Mison
as Perowne
Jamie Parker
as Brownlie
Freddie Fox
as Edward Wannop
Patrick Kennedy
as McKechnie
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Critic Reviews for Parade's End: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (18)

Parade's End is a more focused and darker story than Downton, as it gazes into its characters' twisted souls and their self-contradictory attitudes.

February 25, 2013 | Full Review…

By all means: Watch.

February 26, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The story pivots on a triangle, with unrequited love dangling like an elusive fourth Super Bowl appearance by the Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys.

February 26, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The miniseries is engrossing in its portrait of two people stuck in roles they need to cast aside, but somehow unable to make the break.

February 26, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a welcome gift to those who miss Downton.

February 26, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a terrible disappointment, given the talent.

February 26, 2013 | Full Review…

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