Pillars of the Earth: Season 1 (2010)

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Critic Consensus: With its talented cast and strong production values, Pillars of the Earth is the kind of satisfying, eventful miniseries that is rarely seen these days.

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Air date: Jul 23, 2010
2
Air date: Jul 23, 2010
3
Air date: Jul 30, 2010
4
Air date: Aug 6, 2010
5
Air date: Aug 13, 2010
6
Air date: Aug 20, 2010
7
Air date: Aug 27, 2010
8
Air date: Aug 27, 2010
9
Air date: Dec 11, 2011

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Based on the Ken Follett novel of the same name, "Pillars of the Earth" is an eight-part miniseries set in 12th-century England. After the death of the heir, King Henry's (Clive Wood) daughter (Alison Pill) and nephew (Tony Curran) fight for the throne. Meanwhile, Tom Builder (Rufus Sewell) becomes close to Ellen (Natalia Wörner) and her son Jack (Eddie Redmayne) after his wife dies in childbirth. Alliances are built and families are betrayed as everyone fights for what they believe is rightfully theirs.

Critic Reviews for Pillars of the Earth Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

There is a lot to commend in this Pillars of the Earth, chiefly the actors - who are uniformly excellent - and its set design.

Jul 23, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The abundance of material plays out naturally, in a nicely arranged script by John Pielmeier that leans heavily on the R-rated soap side of things.

Jul 23, 2010 | Full Review…

It reminds us the value and satisfaction we can find in a complex production executed well.

Jul 23, 2010 | Full Review…

They just don't make them like this anymore.

Jul 23, 2010 | Full Review…

It's the sort of expansive miniseries that we never see on network television anymore. And rarely see elsewhere.

Jul 23, 2010 | Full Review…

They really don't make them like this anymore.

Jul 23, 2010 | Full Review…

The Pillars of the Earth has done the impossible. It's made Ian McShane (temporarily) uninteresting.

Jul 23, 2010 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

One must assume that the moments that provoke laughter do so unintentionally.

Jul 23, 2010 | Full Review…

It's the bountiful hamminess of McShane and the other evildoers that makes Pillars great fun, even if it's never going to be a candidate for Masterpiece Theatre.

Jul 23, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Over all, The Pillars of the Earth will go down painlessly for the fan of this sort of epic; while it's predictable and never exactly sweeping, it's certainly eventful, and the production values are above average.

Jul 23, 2010 | Full Review…

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