Carnivale Season 1 (2003) – T.V Series Review

May 20, 2014 10:50 am by
Carnivale season 1 poster - Big Fat Kill


During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.


  • Michael J. Anderson - Samson
  • Adrienne Barbeau - Ruthie
  • Clancy Brown - Brother Justin Crowe
  • Debra Christofferson - Lila


  • Daniel Knauf

Slow going but strangely intriguing and satisfyingly eccentric. The acting is a bit ropey in early episodes but the players find their feet and the show rightly deserves it’s places as a cult classic. Worth a watch if you like slow burners.

3.0 Stars (3.0 / 5)

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