Grim & Terrible & Beautiful

For the record, I have no idea how I got sucked into Carnival Row. It’s tone and aesthetic are about my speed, but…

I generally hate all things Victorian. I’m not really a fan of steampunk. I won’t even state for the record how I feel about fucking faeries. But…

The first season of this show was grim and terrible and beautiful. It was fascinating. It was amazing. Every bit of it. Well done, Orlando and crew. Well done.

They managed to intertwine some fabulous noir-type detective Crime plot, flashback to an frenemies-to-lovers Courtship genre during a brief War story followed by a second-chance Courtship romance, all wrapped up in an occult Thriller. Not to mention a Political plot, a Morality > Testing plot wrapped in a Forbidden Love story, and what looks like the commencement of a Society genre for Season 2.

Needless to say, I was impressed. And I didn’t expect to be.

I’ll definitely watch Carnival Row again, and look forward to the next season.

Published by Dave Reed

daydreamer-in-chief, romantic & writer

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