Carnival Row: Fantasy Sherlock Holmes



I watched this show in two days! It was right up my media alley. I really love fantasy and there aren’t tons of good fantasy shows out there. I can say that it’s one of my favorite shows I’ve ever seen. I kid you not. The next season cannot come soon enough.

Filo and Vignette are old lovers, Vignette helps the fairy folk flee their lands which are overrun by the “Pact” which hunts the fairy folk. Filo is an inspector in the Bergue where people and the fae live together tumultuously. The show follows different characters navigating the social and political waters of the Bergue. The world is very interesting and set in a different timeline and history. It takes place in what they call the 7th century, but they have guns, cameras, and the beginnings of electricity.

It had all the elements I love in a good book: Fantasy, Sherlock Holmes elements, Stalking Jack the Ripper vibes, love, fae, and British accents. I mean come on! That has my name written all over it. There are so many twists and turns that constantly kept me guessing, but not left behind. I really enjoyed exploring the world, the rules, and getting to see all the different creatures.

Orlando Bloom did a wonderful job of being a classic British inspector while incorporating all the rugged and dark aspects of the world that affect his character. Cara Delevinge’s character, Vignette was strong and bold. I also loved that she looked after her people’s library. I’m a sucker for a library. The Pixie wings were so beautiful and well-incorporated into their daily lives. Their relationship is full of tension and hurt, and I ate it up.

The finale blew me away and set up perfectly for a second season and I CANNOT WAIT!



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