The Collection: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
The Collection

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The Collection's impeccable visual style masks a muddled drama whose attempts at fashion-driven intrigue all too often stumble.



Critic Ratings: 12


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User Ratings: 76

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Air date: Oct 8, 2017

In the premiere, Paul Sabine aims for the top in couture in post-war Paris, relying on his troubled brother Claude's brilliant dress designs. In other events, American photographer Billy pursues Nina the mysterious seamstress.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2017

Tormented by demons, Claude goes to dry out in the country, where a terrible secret is unearthed. Paul attempts to bury the past by forcing his mentor to retire. Nina takes control of her life.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2017

Paul presents his make-or-break collection of gowns. A rival tries to sabotage Nina's starring moment. The body found at Paul's cottage makes more trouble. Billy and Nina make up.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2017

Insp. Bompard tightens the noose on the Sabines. Paul concocts false evidence. Nina gets closer to her child's identity. Claude has a new lover. Someone steals Billy's photos of Nina's triumph.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2017

On a weekend at his partner's chateau, Paul expels unwelcome guests. Charlotte makes her move. Nina shames Billy. Claude chastens Caesar. Back in Paris, Victor meets Dominique and tragedy ensues.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2017

While Dominique is in recovery, Charlotte courts Claude for her renegade fashion house. Nina tells Claude the truth. Marianne reluctantly reveals the past. The inspector spots a crucial clue.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2017

In the Season 1 finale, Nina is torn between Claude, Billy, and the baby she gave up for adoption. Charlotte's new business venture hits the rocks. Amid a glittering celebration of high fashion, Inspector Bompard makes a surprise appearance.

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The story of a fashion house in post-WWII Paris that's run by two very different brothers.

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Critic Reviews for The Collection Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

The show is overcrowded with mysteries, mysteries that may be intentionally but seem quite unintentionally muddy.

Oct 4, 2017 | Full Review…

If The Collection had been satisfied to be a show about fashion, I would be recommending it heartily. Instead, the murky and unnecessary string of overwrought mysteries makes it sadly skippable.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Overall, The Collection is a visually and conceptually arresting drama that shows potential - if only it would deliver more on the inherent emotion of its subjects.

Feb 10, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The Collection, set amid the resurgent fashion industry of postwar Paris, will become a guilty pleasure for many once it starts rolling down the runway, zipping, tugging and pulling itself together.

Oct 5, 2017 | Full Review…

It's glossy and murky at the same time, and mostly terrific, again in terms of (even looser) history.

Jan 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It's likely that this ambitious drama may pass the British public by.

Jan 31, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This show may be as beautiful to look at as the clothes are, but there are flaws all over the place.

Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The action pole vaults all over the place and loses drama and impact.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Beautiful visuals in emotionally flat period fashion drama.

Mar 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fault the writing and direction as The Collection strives for dark and brooding but rarely keeps it up for long.

Feb 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The Collection can be pretty to look at, but first impressions will not lead to second glances.

Feb 10, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The Collection doesn't shy away from violence and conspiracy. While often a sumptuous watch, it too often strays into the gaudy.

Oct 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Collection: Season 1

  • Sep 19, 2019
    Love the talent, intregue and suspense of what the secret is.
  • Sep 18, 2019
    I love it!! Fantastic dresses, acting, and plot. More, More!
  • Sep 01, 2019
    Great Series. But, not happy about the ending if Season 2 is not happening. Feel like I just wasted my time. Need Season 2 to complete it correctly.
  • May 13, 2018
    Amazon has created yet another gripping series full of twists and turns of dramatic spellbound intensity...Claude the fashionista nom de plum...and Nina the sad and stunning inguine. The beauty of Paris post war German occupation and the glory, sadness and even death it brings with it. If you enjoy period pieces you will love The Collection! Matthew Wayne
  • Mar 21, 2018
    I absolutely loved this show!! Finger have been crossed for a season 2 for a long time. Is it ever going to be renewed??
  • Mar 17, 2018
    So many twists and turns and so many secrets. I can't wait for more. I love it.
  • Nov 20, 2017
    Something kept drawing me back. I liked the many story lines, made it a little more interesting. I liked Claude's ambiguity contrasted with Paul's directness. I know so many brothers like that. When they can get the best of their worlds working in synch, it's dynamite in a positive way. But when at odds, explosive and so negative. Loved the ending to season one. Mom knows best? Will watch to find out.....
  • Nov 18, 2017
    Loved this! Can’t wait for the next season.
  • Nov 05, 2017
    I've heard a lot of people say The Collection is hard to follow, but for me, it wasn't difficult at all. And, in my opinion, it's worth a watch. I'm hoping it comes back for at least another season.
  • Nov 04, 2017
    I really liked it a lot. I think it is fascinating visually. I enjoyed the plot. The characters are appealing, actors are good. I certainly hope there is another season.

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