Riviera: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 40
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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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Tv Season Info

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 (18) | Top Critics (7)

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Riviera: Season 1

  • 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.
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Appalling, ludicrous, cliche ridden writing; convoluted, confused, nonsensical plot; cver-blown, inexplicable, schizophrenic emotions delivered with seemingly talentless acting (though it would take an acting genius to make something from this script). Oh my God, a television debacle.

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