Hey lovely readers!
Here’s a TV show review for you! Let’s talk about Carnival Row!
“A growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures’ exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom, but hope lives in darkness. Human detective Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate and a refugee faerie, Vignette Stonemoss, rekindle a dangerous affair despite being in an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette has a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet — a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.”
By now you’ve probably heard a little something about Carnival Row. The new mythological Amazon show that features creatures like fae, centaurs, and pucks. So I figured my thoughts on this show were appropriate for Halloween. It’s the perfect show for anyone who loves fantasy and mythology as well as those who love a good murder mystery. I’ll admit I was hesitant to start the series, because I always have trouble getting into new shows. Especially ones you know will likely be plot heavy. I tend to re-watch a lot of shows because I like knowing what happens and not having to pay too much attention. But the trailer sucked me in.
I binged the eight episode series in two days while my son napped on my chest. I often had to hold in my screams from shock and awe so I wouldn’t wake him up. Haha. I’d say the show really starts on episode two, because that’s when the true plot really takes off. But right from the beginning the show shocks you. Fae lands have been invaded and occupied for seven years and the fae are forced from their hellish home. They travel to the city looking for a better life, only to be forced into servitude or to live on the “row” where they struggle to survive. Vignette delves straight into the dark under belly of the city trying to help the fae gain a foothold. While Philo tries to track down the creature who is murdering humans and fae alike. Behind the murder mystery is a tragic love story between the two main characters that adds such humanity to the show.
The music, the imagery, the costumes of the show all come together with the plot and characters to create a beautiful a beautiful world of intrigue. There’s an interesting political sub-plot along with police corruption and hatred for the fae. This show is beautiful, poignant, and relevant to the times. I absolutely loved it and I’m already watching it for the second time.
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna