The Romanoffs: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: 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
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The Romanoffs is created, written, directed, and executive produced by nine-time Emmy winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Set in seven countries around the globe, The Romanoffs was shot on location on three continents, collaborating with local productions and creative talent across Europe, the Americas, and the Far East.

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All Critics (59) | Top Critics (25)

I stuck up for "The Romanoffs" through episode four, even claiming that the show's unevenness - which a majority of less-impressed critics were emphasizing in their reviews - was part of its individualistic charm. But then disappointment set in.

Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…

So far, The Romanoffs is beautiful to look at , but the rest of the qualities that made Mad Men so great remain elusive.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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And yet, when it works, the series can be fascinating.

Oct 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Where the various descendants of the Romanovs have misplaced delusions of grandeur, so, too, does Weiner, who... has instead birthed a too-long mess of incoherence and questions that I don't care enough about to get answered.

Oct 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Banish thoughts of Mad Men and The Romanoffs is perfectly enjoyable on its own terms.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like its characters, the show continuously puts its worst, least interesting foot forward, aristocratically expecting you'll stick around to see the next step.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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The Romanoffs is worth dipping into, but don't hesitate to skip a few and fast-forward liberally.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you are looking for some of the spark that was the Jon Hamm-led Mad Men to show up in The Romanoffs, it fundamentally does not.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Matthew Weiner's new series has fallen to be the most forgetful of series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The theme's not clear yet... But in its study of imperial arrogance, perhaps The Romanoffs offers a mirror of fantasies of property and power with our current American political delusions of persecution and disinheiritment.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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