The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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An epic fantasy adventure that will please old and new fans alike, Age of Resistance expertly builds on the lore of The Dark Crystal, crafting compelling new mythos without losing sight of the humanity at the story's heart.

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Episodes

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Air date: Aug 30, 2019
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Air date: Aug 30, 2019
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Critic Reviews for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Season 1

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (19)

It's the bewitching and immersive experience that high fantasy fans have been waiting for.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…
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Understand: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is never anything less than impressive... But in entrusting so much of the story to puppets incapable of adequately executing its emotional demands, the series winds up feeling strangely empty.

Aug 30, 2019 | Full Review…
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A beauty with a fully realized world which seems to know where it's going and how to get there.

Aug 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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One of the all-time great fantasy epics, as well as the masterwork of puppetry most closely aligned with Jim Henson's humanistic philosophy.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"Age of Resistance" is far more busily and intricately plotted than the original, with many more characters and deeper characterization.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance's impeccable production and endearing characters create a surprising amount of investment in its story about puppets. That full-throated commitment and imagination is a winning combination.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

While the franchise could have fallen foul to the series, the company have created a spectacular 10-hour show that has cemented Jim Henson's legacy bringing magic back to our screens and has once again landed puppetry a firm place on the map.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The voice acting is provided by an astounding line-up. Stand-out performances from Nathalie Emmanuel as the sweet and brave Deet, and Simon Pegg as the conniving Chamberlain, are a match for the brilliance of the puppeteers' acting.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a visual delight and its rapturous, yet accessible, storyline will be satisfying for fans of the film as well as newcomers who don't know a Fizzgig from a Landstrider.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

The show inspires hope and moments of pure elation, and yet, for anyone who has seen the film, a sense of dread, foreboding and helplessness that events can only go one way dampen the mood.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The tragedy this show portends may gnaw at knowing viewers, but Age of Resistance rarely feels heavy, and its social consciousness doesn't really cloy.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

This is a Jim Henson Company production doing exactly what the Jim Henson Company does so well.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1

  • Jun 04, 2020
    Excelente, al igual que la película.
  • May 24, 2020
    To mainstream moviegoers, TV 📺 watchers, and Netflix Bingers this might not keep your interest but to hardcore fans of dark fantasy and the feeling of being transported to another world and having to learn a whole new vocabulary to understand anything? Even now as I'm writing this is the review I have to pull up the official Dark Crystal Wiki just to know how everything is properly spelled and what they mean For example the story follows three main Gelflings as they have to stop the evil Skeksis from draining the energy from the world of Thra and it's source the Crystal of Truth stolen from August the keeper of secrets who helps the wise Mystics. And if you feel the synopsis was too much for you the series only gets weirder and more complicated, but for me personally, I love that kind of stuff and this show is clearly is for a very niche audience as it requires you to be a die-hard fan of Dark Fantasy, Jim Henson puppets, and the feeling of being transported to another dimension with no human element to relate to. And great The puppeteer and sets are amazing to look at but some people might find a bit stiff and weird but that is part of the charm, I also appreciate the use of CGI in that it is used sparingly and only if the full-body shots and some action scenes. The cast is huge with big names like Mark Hamilton, Taron Egerton, Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Pegg, Aquafina, and Keegan- Michael Key and for the most part, they just disappear into their roles and are clearly having a blast playing these characters, I hope they have visual recordings of the table reads and watch the whole cast just nuts. One more thing I should mention the rating all it described was some scenes have strobing effects which may affect some photosensitive viewers and are worth mentioning but another thing is worth mentioning the use of violence and Death, yeah things can get pretty intense in this show which, It's not Game of Thrones graphic but some scenes will make you question is this really a kid show? Overall I had a good time watching it as I guess this was my particular niche and I may know plenty of others that might enjoy the series for whatever reason and I give it an 8.5/10.
  • May 20, 2020
    Not sure how something that should be so magical..... ended up so BORING!
  • May 18, 2020
    Better than Game of Thrones
  • May 04, 2020
    This is a must see. i expected a kids show when i saw it was made by Jim Henson but it's much darker than that. A show for everyone. Really good and solid work by the creators.
  • Apr 14, 2020
    Honestly, it was kind of weird to watch this as an adult, watching without a kid, who usually takes in TV with a lot more gray areas. Of course, I was captivated by the movie as a kid, so it was fun to revisit this world. And there's something about those Skeksis and their delight in being evil. Honestly, I would watch a supercut of all of Chamberlain's scenes. The first several episodes were an interesting study in the difficulty of resistance ... how easily the Gelfling turned on their own heroes and were reluctant to believe the truth about the Skeksis.
  • Feb 24, 2020
    I must say, I just recently became a fan of the fantasy genre, and as part of my conversion and newfound love, this show was one of my first introductions into this genre of pop culture. To be frank, the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a beautiful show, in tone, visuals, and acting, it shines and was quite a surprise for me in 2019. This show is of course a prequel story to the 1982 Jim Henson cult classic The Dark Crystal, and as such I would highly recommend you watch this show before watching the movie, as this show will help to clear up some of the confusion that the movie will most likely throw your way, and help you to appreciate this world and lore more fully. Now that's not to say that this show is perfect, there are still quite a bit of confusing moments in this show, and clear moments where the writers changed some lore the movie to help it make more sense, as well as some time where the show can even throw so much information at you that for the most part can get lost on the average fewer during the shows exposition heavy opening minutes of the first episode. However if you can get past that, the show is an absolute delight to watch, and the puppetry and sense of scale cannot be understated or overlooked, there is clear effort here, and it it gorgeous to look at. All of the characters are likable and you will find yourself feeling attached to them over the course of the season and feeling greatly distressed whenever they found themselves in any sort of danger. All in all this show left me craving more, and I hope that Netflix green lights future seasons, so that we can spend more time with these characters and this beautiful world. I give The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance a 7.5/10!
  • Feb 20, 2020
    With it's beautiful; score, excellent use of puppets and CGI, as well as a commited cast of characters and actors. Age of Resistance gives us the greatest fantasy show we've seen in years
  • Feb 11, 2020
    It is a bit hard to actually write it out but here I go: This series is probably better than the original film! Mostly everything is the same in terms of look and the world we are transported into. But everything is just slightly better, not because of CGI, but because everything about the series is taken one step further than the film and no further. We get a bit more backstory, we get slightly smoother and more refined puppets, we get more beautiful shots of Thra, we get a slightly more complicated and engaging story, we get slightly better voice work and we get more character work. It all just adds up to being a better product than The Dark Crystal, but totally respecting the film and it's legacy and giving us more without going over the top, which is so easy to expect today from Hollywood. I could rewatch the whole season again instantly just for the beautiful landscapes, the characters Deet, Hup and Chamberlain, for the Skeksis internal intrigues and for that slightly more sense of a well developed universe the series give.
  • Jan 26, 2020
    I've been a fan of the original Dark Crystal since it came out and have watched it regularly for 30+ years! I'm always nervous about any remake and prequels as most just are not that good... BUT WOW DID THEY DO THIS RIGHT!!! This is just plain an amazing production. I LOVE PUPPETS, and these are probably the best ever put together! Truly magical in every sense! It only takes about 2 minutes before you get totally lost in the movie and forget you are watching puppets. I truly hope they do the 2nd season and can keep up the quality of the production (it has to be beyond expensive to make these!) Bottom line: if you love fantasy, and love puppets, they this is a MUST SEE!

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