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The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1 (2015)
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While it's unlikely to be remembered for as long as it took to make, Frankenstein certainly earned its shot at a long life on Netflix.
The shocks were mostly achieved by loud clangs of incidental music. An hour, and still no sign of the creature.
It's genuinely rather good, and a beast of wholly different hide to Jekyll.
It was bold, eerily effective and chillingly atmospheric. Bean's always a gruffly engaging screen presence and the all-star supporting cast was strong.
It has a solid period feel and a grubby menace, and a terrific cast led by Sean Bean.
Floating pig aside, not enough shows can claim a hero with the key characteristics: 'former soldier - dead wife and kids - nice hat - has syphilis'.
Audience Reviews for The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1
Feb 07, 2019Netflix presents the limited series The Frankenstein Chronicles, a period crime drama. When a body of mix matched body parts sown together washes ashore in London a special investigator is assigned to find the culprit. Sean Bean leads the cast and delivers a fairly strong performance. And the writers do a good job at creating intrigue and suspense. Also, the sets and costumes look and feel remarkably authentic. Yet with only six episodes the series doesn't really have time to develop many of the characters or plotlines. Also, given the dark subject material, the show can get a little gritty and gruesome. The Frankenstein Chronicles shows promise, but Season 1 is rather weak (due mainly to its limited run).Dann M Super Reviewer
Aug 01, 2020Good show. Interesting take. I really enjoyed it.
Jul 15, 2020AMAZING, HEART WRENCHING,CREEPY, DARK,TRAGIC AND BEAUTIFUL. If that makes any sense at all? I would highly recommend taking the time to watch this and I mean really follow it! My heart just kept breaking for the poor man....i cried. I doubt they'll be another season because he knew it was his time.
Feb 02, 2020Very well done. Love it.
Dec 18, 2019Taking a stab at modern crime dramas... the perfect way to create a modern Frankenstein! The original novel was one of the first of its kind in the science fiction genre, why not make it into something that's modern today? Really has such a similar take as to what Mary Shelley did in her time, it looks at oppression and the hot topics of abortion, class, and religion in the exact same way the original masterpiece looks at feminism and religion as well! For all those saying that it's 'antichrist' and 'too gory'.... they need to read the original book as they may well be shocked! The fact that the book is portrayed as the monster?.... Man this TV is a masterpiece.
Jun 14, 2019One of the best and most interesting adaptations of Mary Shelley's infamous story in years, The Frankenstein Chronicles is a brilliant horror series. Netflix presents a chillingly atmospheric and eery period crime drama supported by a cast of incredibly talented actors. It's fascinating, suspenseful, bold, and enthralling. Looking forward to watching season 2.
Feb 16, 2019Brilliantly done period horror series. The horror and suspense was elegant and understated. Fantastic cinematography and set design. The worst part was when it ended.
Aug 05, 2018Brilliant propaganda. Goebbels would be proud! I realized what I was watching just after I finished season 1. Gave it half a start, because I am not interested in manipulative content, but rather in real shows. Still genius though.
Jun 04, 2018Really enjoyed this show.
Mar 30, 2018Brilliant..fascinating..enthralling... fabulous! Thanks again for recommendations!