Riviera: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017
Air date: Sep 14, 2017

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


Julia Stiles
as Georgina Clios
Roxane Duran
as Adriana Clios
Igal Naor
as Jakob Negrescu
Nicholas Rowe
as Geoffrey Anderton
Stacy Shane
as The American Guest
Daniil Vorobyov
as Grigory Litvinov
Iwan Rheon
as Adam Clios
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Critic Reviews for Riviera Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

It's already a holiday for the eyes. Now it just needs to transport our imaginations, too.

Aug 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…

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…

There are an awful lot of good people in this shambles who must have forgotten how to know any better.

Aug 23, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's nothing radical or challenging about Riviera: It efficiently combines elements of soap operas, murder mysteries and thrillers, and, as the frosting on top, it gives viewers a peek at the luxurious lives of the oligarch-adjacent global elite.

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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