I just got done binging Amazon Original “Carnival Row” starring Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, and Simon McBurney. I absolutely LOVED Season 1. It’s dark, it’s edgy, and it’s graphic. Episode 1 starts off fast and furious and sucks you right in from the get go. The special effects are well done, the story is rich and complex, and I think the writing and the acting is top notch. It’s only 8 episodes so you can easily take it all in in one weekend if you are M-F challenged. The sets and costumes are Dowton Abbey high quality and the otherworldly realm is Fantastic Beasts fantastical! I highly recommend it with our reservation. Here is the trailer:
The main heroine of the story is bisexual and very fluid when it comes to her sexual identity. Her ability to fall in love with either another woman or a man was refreshing to see in such a grand and sincere portrayal. If you are a fan of Orlando Bloom you’ll really like his gritty and compelling performance. I’ve been a fan of his since his work in Lord of the Rings. He has aged well and has this smoldering, brooding, Johnny Depp thing going on in this series. He is shirtless a lot in this role and during his second steamy love scene we are treated to a full moon (i.e. a shot of his butt)!
No joke everyone…put this on your watch list!