Carnival Row new series on Amazon

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Audioholic Overlord
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3,658 11 12
#1
Anyone watching this one? I started it yesterday ...its different...jury is still out on this one.
 
BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Overlord
Ratings
5,926 25 38
#5
Was a C- series to me, I think Cara Delevingne is smoking hot, unfortunately, the story isn't
Have to agree on the later part- B- to C for me as well. The forced social commentary didn't help the weak and predictable story.

One of the comments/reviews on IMDB mentioned something I very much agree with: For this series to be truly fantasy show/movie, there needs to be a fantasy element which is crucial to the story. Unfortunately, it's not the case with the Row. You take any European major city early 20th century (like Prague - btw: it's incredibly visually similar in places to the Burge) add WW1, racism, LGBT, politics, and extremism. Fantasy parts are just a thin coat on this story which could be easily removed.

Two other aspects a bit disappointing:
A) I was promised a steam-punk world, instead, it's just steam era and very little to no steampunk (See Mortal Engines for what I mean by it)
B) Minor spoiler ahead: In episode 4 there is non-crucial for the story knife fight between two Faes. IMO it's the single most ridiculous thing in the entire series as a sequence of events did not make any sense whatsoever!!
 
Kvn_Walker

Kvn_Walker

Senior Audioholic
Ratings
422
#6
B) Minor spoiler ahead: In episode 4 there is non-crucial for the story knife fight between two Faes. IMO it's the single most ridiculous thing in the entire series as a sequence of events did not make any sense whatsoever!!
The "last minute save" was so contrived and predictable that I had to groan. I knew it was coming. A GOOD writer would have had him killed by the sewer beast in a surprise attack while they were battling on ground. A BAD writer is going to put Lookalike Johnny Depp Orlando Bloom in just the right place and just the right time. Considering they flew over half the city, that was an impossibility and did more to insult the viewer than advance the plot.

We're 5 episodes in. It's watchable at least, but far from a good show.
 
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snakeeyes

Audioholic Samurai
Ratings
1,229 1 1
#7
Have to agree on the later part- B- to C for me as well. The forced social commentary didn't help the weak and predictable story.

One of the comments/reviews on IMDB mentioned something I very much agree with: For this series to be truly fantasy show/movie, there needs to be a fantasy element which is crucial to the story. Unfortunately, it's not the case with the Row. You take any European major city early 20th century (like Prague - btw: it's incredibly visually similar in places to the Burge) add WW1, racism, LGBT, politics, and extremism. Fantasy parts are just a thin coat on this story which could be easily removed.

Two other aspects a bit disappointing:
A) I was promised a steam-punk world, instead, it's just steam era and very little to no steampunk (See Mortal Engines for what I mean by it)
B) Minor spoiler ahead: In episode 4 there is non-crucial for the story knife fight between two Faes. IMO it's the single most ridiculous thing in the entire series as a sequence of events did not make any sense whatsoever!!
I like Mortal Engines better too. :)
 
BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

Audioholic Overlord
Ratings
5,926 25 38
#9
The "last minute save" was so contrived and predictable that I had to groan. I knew it was coming. A GOOD writer would have had him killed by the sewer beast in a surprise attack while they were battling on ground. A BAD writer is going to put Lookalike Johnny Depp Orlando Bloom in just the right place and just the right time. Considering they flew over half the city, that was an impossibility and did more to insult the viewer than advance the plot.

We're 5 episodes in. It's watchable at least, but far from a good show.
You aren't wrong on the "last-minute save", but I was talking about the mechanics of the fight in flight. How both fully capable of flight persons all of the sudden holding on each other legs (to prevent the fall) and do fall down to earth after all. It's just worst possible writing I've ever seen. My 5year old could probably tell a better story.
 

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