Riviera: Season 1 (2017)

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Riviera's sumptuous visual palette stands in queasy contrast to its seedy sensibility, although it could prove a treat for viewers eager to watch slick-looking pulp.

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Critic Ratings: 19

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User Ratings: 60

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

American art collector Georgina Clios' husband Constantine is mysteriously killed on a yacht. Now Georgina must figure out who among his family is honest enough to help her discover the truth behind her husband's death.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

Georgina learns that Constantine is being investigated by Interpol for money laundering and art fraud, leading to an old friend from her past. Constantine's ex-wife gets involved with a known criminal in hopes of saving Clios Bank.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

Georgina accosts Constantine's counterfeiter demanding the truth about the yacht. Might the answers be within the newly-constructed safe room? Meanwhile, the yacht explosion's sole survivor awakes.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

While searching the safe room, Georgina finds evidence of Constantine's dealings with a strange art dealer who might hold the truth about his death. Delormes discovers two possibly linked murders.

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At the villa, Irina holds a gala that Georgina uses to her advantage, questioning someone with critical information about Constantine. The lone survivor of the yacht disaster arrives uninvited, but why is she at the gala?

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

Following the murder, the family is questioned by authorities. Georgina speculates that Adam is connected to the killer. The interpol investigation winds down.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

Officer Jukes wants to charge Constantine's offenses to Georgina unless she can prove that Jon Brandeis is guilty. Meanwhile, Adriana uncovers a shocking secret.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

Nadia's assistants threaten the Clios' and Georgina unites with a surprising partner. Irina is confronted by Adriana, and Christos' new relations endanger him

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With Christos abducted, Georgina and Irina work together to rescue him. Adriana challenges Adam with her proof.

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Before anyone else is harmed, Georgina vows to get rid of the Russian threats. A message from the supposedly dead Constantine might reveal the truth.

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Drama following a young married woman whose life is torn apart when her husband is killed in a yacht explosion.

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Critic Reviews for Riviera Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

Riviera has the feel of a slick international production, with various actors from various countries playing various roles that only sometimes appear to be in the same series.

Apr 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Though most characters remain thin, the performances are pleasant at worst -- Stiles is good with her character in states of stress, if less convincing in the quieter moments; one never buys her as an art expert.

Apr 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The 10-part Sundance Now drama, billed as a thriller, spends almost as much time luxuriating in wealth as it does telling its story. And that's a shame, because an intriguing plot simmers behind those lingering shots of the Mediterranean coast.

Sep 12, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Yes, it looks great but Riviera is overly serious, frequently implausible and not terribly memorable; in art terms, it feels like an expensive frame, plonked on a finger painting.

Aug 24, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The writers are Neil Jordan and John Banville, and a mystery greater than the killing is how an Oscar-winner and a Booker prizewinner could come up with something quite so trashy.

Aug 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Riviera so far is a mess of one-dimensional characters and a dialogue that is almost downright cliche at times.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Sky drama can do better than this.

Apr 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite its pompous overcoat, Riviera has started out as a deceivingly brisk thriller which certainly holds promise.

Apr 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The dialogue is more Crossroads motel than le Carre...If the sunshine can blind you to that, it's warming up to be nicely ridiculous and trashy, like Footballers' Wives with the odd glimpse of an old master.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The age of the male antihero may be coming to an end, but that of the female is just beginning.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

There are twists, there are turns. There is a sleek visual sensibility and a pretty dang resplendent setting.

Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

Riviera isn't high art, and doesn't pretend to be. It's slick, glamorous, fast-paced, precision-tooled entertainment: brain-candy of the purest grade, and I gobbled it up.

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Riviera: Season 1

  • Sep 07, 2020
    I'm not sure why many people are saying this tv show isn't good, but I think it's worth to watch! Yes, it wasn't the most amazing plot and there was some cliches, but this first season was really entertaining and I couldn't stop watching it. The plot drama and mysteries just suck you in. There was huge range of talented international actors and actresses which made it really exciting to watch!
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Exciting and beautiful
  • Jul 19, 2020
    Season One has started out with a decent mystery and intriguing characters. By mid-way through the 3rd episode I found my attention starting to drift off. Hopefully it improves and develops a stronger path to a resolution.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    Riviera isn't high art, and doesn't pretend to be. It's slick, glamorous, fast-paced, precision-tooled entertainment: brain-candy of the purest grade, and I gobbled it up.
  • Jan 25, 2020
    THE critics may pan it, however it's much better than anything on tv right now. I'm hoping for a Season 3. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. It just keeps getting better.
  • Oct 17, 2019
    I actually loved watching this with my boyfriend, neither one of us can wait for the next season, so excited to watch the 2nd season. YAY!
  • Aug 23, 2019
    Magnificent scenery and even greater hubris.
  • May 28, 2019
    The worst series I have ever watched. The location and art and beautiful estates are worth watching but the acting and script / storyline is absolutely pathetic. I truly have never watched a worse series. Neil Jordan and/or Paul McGuinness should be thoroughly embarrassed t have their names associated with this absolute rubbish.
  • Apr 14, 2019
    Enjoyed it until the very end. Really unhappy with Julia acting so out of character. Ending was awful. Won't watch new season at all.
  • Mar 16, 2019
    Terrible all self absorbed people. No one to care about. I keep hoping something interesting will happen.

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