Carnival Row, review: gorgeous steampunk aesthetic weighed down by over-serious moral messages

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Even earlier than its launch, Carnival Row, Amazon Prime Video’s new neo-noir fantasy TV collection, was being touted as the following Recreation of Thrones. It’s straightforward to see why: the 2 have plenty of similarities together with magic, a historic however undeniably British setting, liberal use of the unholy trifecta of swearing, intercourse and gore, and so many plot strands occurring without delay that it may be troublesome to maintain up with all of them. 

However on watching, the 2 really feel very completely different. It’s principally as a result of though Recreation of Thrones had quite a lot of factors to make in regards to the world we dwell in, they have been virtually incidental to the present’s primary aim of being a rollicking good time. Carnival Row, in distinction, is so involved with saying…

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