The Romanoffs: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
The Romanoffs

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Matthew Weiner's return to television is as handsomely made as it is ambitious and sprawling -- unfortunately, it's also fatally indulgent, asking for the utmost patience from audiences without a compelling incentive.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2018

Set in Paris, an ancestral home holds the key to a family's future.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2018

With their marriage in a rut, a couple find their own temptations.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2018

A movie star and a director go head to head in a battle over what is real.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2018

Over a single day in New York City, a woman is confronted with every lie she ever told.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2018

A trusted friend under suspicion tests the loyalties of a tightly knit community.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2018

In Mexico City, an idealistic reporter falls in love with his mysterious subject.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2018

On a trip abroad to pursue their legacy, a couple face destruction.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2018

In a story that circles the globe, a man tries to escape a family curse.

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Cast & Crew

Corey Stoll
Michael Romanoff

Actor
Marthe Keller
Anushka

Actor
Hugh Skinner
Simon Burrows

Actor
Christina Hendricks
Olivia Rogers

Actor
John Slattery
Daniel Reese

Actor
Isabelle Huppert
Jacqueline

Actor
Kerry Bishé
Shelly Romanoff

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Emily Rudd
Ella Hopkins

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Inès Melab
Hajar

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Janet Montgomery
Michelle Westbrook

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Andrew Rannells
David Patton

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Griffin Dunne
Frank Sheffield

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Jack Huston
Samuel Ryan

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Cara Buono
Debbie Newman

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Jon Tenney
Peter Ford

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Ben Miles
George Burrows

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Louise Bourgoin
Sophie

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Mary Kay Place
Marilyn Hopkins

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Nicole Ari Parker
Cheryl Gowans

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JJ Feild
Jack Edgar

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Matthew Weiner
Executive Producer
Semi Chellas
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Audience Reviews for The Romanoffs: Season 1

  • Jan 03, 2022
    Dreadful. Love the premise, but it just failed to deliver.
  • Oct 19, 2021
    The cruelty of the killing, in the beginning, is set against a totally improper music selection - and I loved it. It is quirky and magnetic. Each episode is a complete story, not too long nor too short. The viewer is hooked for more storytelling, refreshed after each ending, and shamelessly begging for more.
  • May 12, 2021
    Yikes, now I see why the Bolsheviks offed this lot in 1918. Evidently, they missed one.
  • Apr 30, 2021
    I loved these movies - they were very well made and scripted, thoughtful, funny and smart. I recommend the Romanoffs to everyone
  • Apr 03, 2021
    I do not understand the negative feedback. I found the entire series to be incredibly satisfying and stunning in its ambition. Globetrotting from episode to episode, each episode develops its own dynamic.
  • Feb 13, 2021
    (Español / English) English Abstract The Romanovs is a series co-written and directed by the creator of Mad Men, made up of eight independent films of about an hour and a half in length (barely linked by any mention or minimal reappearance of a character), characterized by being starred by some supposed descendant of the Russian imperial family, which covers a wide variety of registers, genres, narrative structures, themes, locations and casts that in some cases have big stars. Abstract Español Los Romanov es una serie coescrita y dirigida por el creador de Mad Men, conformada por ocho películas independientes de cerca de hora y media de duración (apenas enlazadas por alguna mención o reaparición mínima de algún personaje) que transcurren en la actualidad y se caracterizan por estar protagonizadas por algún supuesto descendiente de la familia imperial rusa. Recorre una amplia variedad de registros, géneros, estructuras narrativas, temáticas, locaciones y elencos que cuentan en algunos casos con grandes estrellas. El placer de encontrarse con 8 historias bien contadas, algunas muy logradas. English Review The Romanovs is an ambitious series co-written and directed by Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men and author of two seasons of The Sopranos. It is actually made up of eight independent films of about an hour and a half in duration (barely linked by any mention or minimal reappearance of a character), that happen today, which can be seen in any order and are characterized by being starred by some supposed descendant of the imperial family Russian. The "chapters" (which could be seen in any order) cross a wide variety of registers, genres, narrative and thematic structures, take place in different cities (from Paris to Hong Kong and Vladivostok) and each one has its own cast, in some cases with big stars. Each chapter has a partly surprising and sometimes non-linear development, so it is not convenient to advance their plots much. The genres are family drama, comedy, thriller, fantasy, police, even with changes within the same chapter and metafictional irruptions. Among the topics addressed are (in disorder and without exhausting them): family abandonment, loss, frustrated fatherhood and motherhood, cultural and class clashes, rivalries in the entertainment world, illness, adultery, the power of rumor, gender identity, trust, show and editorial business, journalism. As expected, the quality and interest of the chapters are uneven, but in all there is a welcome intention to tell a story, cinematic level, very good performances, beautiful or interesting locations and fortunately none falls into the lightness and cool tone of Modern Love, for example. At least four of the chapters are very good: the first, with a sophisticated sense of humor (and a huge performance by Marthe Keller), the second, for its development and changes in weather, the last, for its sophisticated narrative structure and the seventh, perhaps the best and most moving, about a married couple traveling to Vladivostok, for the original, disturbing and oppressive way in which it addresses its theme. Some will surely prefer the chapter about a film, perhaps the most ambitious, for its cast and its gender drift. I dare to say that these chapters surpass several hot movies on Netflix. Reseña Español Los Romanov es una ambiciosa serie coescrita y dirigida por Matthew Weiner, creador de Mad Men y autor de dos temporadas de Los Soprano. Está conformada en realidad por ocho películas independientes de cerca de hora y media de duración (apenas enlazadas por alguna mención o reaparición mínima de algún personaje), que transcurren en la actualidad, pueden verse en cualquier orden y se caracterizan por estar protagonizadas por algún supuesto descendiente de la familia imperial rusa. Los "capítulos" (que podrían verse en cualquier orden) atraviesan una amplia variedad de registros, géneros, estructuras narrativas y temáticas, se desarrollan en diversas ciudades (de París a Hong Kong y Vladivostok) y cada uno cuenta con su elenco, en algunos casos con grandes estrellas. Cada capítulo tiene un desarrollo en parte sorpresivo y a veces no lineal, por lo que no conviene adelantar mucho sus tramas. Los géneros transitados son el drama familiar, la comedia, el thriller, el fantástico, el policial, incluso con cambios dentro de un mismo capítulo e irrupciones de los metaficcional. Entre las temáticas abordadas figuran (en desorden y sin agotarlas): el abandono familiar, la pérdida, las paternidades y maternidades frustradas, los choques culturales y de clase, las rivalidades en el mundo del espectáculo, la enfermedad, el adulterio, el poder del rumor, la identidad de género, la confianza, el mundo del espectáculo, el editorial, el periodismo. Como era de esperarse, la calidad y el interés de los capítulos son desparejos, pero en todos hay una bienvenida intención de contar una historia, nivel cinematográfico, muy buenas actuaciones, bellas o interesantes locaciones y afortunadamente ninguno cae en la liviandad y el tono cool de Modern Love, por ejemplo. Por lo menos cuatro de los capítulos son muy buenos: el primero, con un sofisticado sentido del humor (y una enorme actuación de Marthe Keller), el segundo, por su desarrollo, cambios de clima y progresión dramática, el último, por su sofisticada estructura narrativa y el séptimo, acaso el mejor y más conmovedor, sobre un matrimonio que viaja a Vladivostok, por la original, inquietante y opresiva manera en que aborda su temática. Algunos preferirán seguramente el capítulo sobre una filmación, tal vez el más ambicioso, por su elenco y su deriva de género. Me animo a decir que estos capítulos superan a varias películas de moda en Netflix.
  • Sep 13, 2020
    I just finished this. I'm not one to normally binge watch anything - but THIS, I could not stop watching. It is hands down, one of the best series I have ever seen. It's clever, it's raw, it's hilarious, it's sad, it's torturous. It's confronting. It kept me on the edge of heart failure, the entire time. It is real & fantastical life, wrapped in the most fabulous visual, of a world of privilege and entitlement. The writing- 🙌🏽 If you are throwing this show, a bad or average review, then the deliciously, captivating nuance is lost on you. Bravo Mathew Weiner 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I hope there will be a season 2.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    This is top quality art/acting/directing/writing, a total pleasure to watch. It goes deep into complicated issues in a way that I haven't seen before. Certainly doesn't underestimate the audience's intelligence, like most shows right now. More like this please.
  • Dec 31, 2019
    The pilot was enough to convince me not to pursue a painful unnecessary waste of viewing hours.
  • Dec 09, 2019
    If you can cast aside your expectations of MadMen's creator, you should find Episode 1 charmingly delightful. Although none of the rest were as strong, I found them enjoyable except for the relentlessly cruel episode starring Christina Hendricks. Weiner's treatment of her was unbearable to watch and nothing that his storyline had to say justified suffering that experience. See Ms. Hendricks instead in the 2011 Lincoln Center production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" starring Neil Patrick Harris.

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