• Network: HBO , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 23, 2008
  • Season #: 1
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 52
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 52
  3. Negative: 5 out of 52

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  1. Apr 27, 2012
    9
    Just watched the feature length Pilot on DVD. Pleasantly surprised, delighted by the story-line, appreciated the music, humor & good casting/acting. Look forward to watching the full 1st season, and already hope there'll be MORE.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Ryan Stewart
    25
    The pilot, while offering ample opportunity for the director to indulge in painting the grand, international tableaus that characterized his operatic feature epics, also exposes his tendency toward easy retreat into no-impact treacle when confronted with a culture not easily penetrated, even by an enthusiastic tourist.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    30
    This doesn't feel mindless, just unmindful, and the best way to honor its late creators is to look away from it.
  3. 100
    This is as good an adaptation as any Ladies lover could wish, one that overflows with the joys of life and exudes an all-embracing spirit. Be ready to be beguiled.