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Barkskins: Season 1 (2020)



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Follows a disparate group of outcasts who must navigate brutal hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization in late 1600s New France.


David Thewlis
as Claude Trepagny
Marcia Gay Harden
as Mathilde Geffard
Aneurin Barnard
as Hamish Goames
James Bloor
as Charles Duquet
David Wilmot
as Constable Bouchard
Thomas M. Wright
as Elisha Cooke
Tallulah Haddon
as Melissande
Lily Sullivan
as Delphine
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

It might not always lead to the tidiest, easy-to-wrangle storytelling, but it ends up reflecting its time and our current one in a way these kinds of shows are not always able.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

'Barkskins' is well-acted and looks fantastic, but it's too confusing at the start

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Barkskins reminded me of that gold standard of historical drama, David Milch's Deadwood, full of mud, violence, and big personalities.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

Casting all of its characters in shades of gray, it's a saga of the good and evil required to create and sustain civilization, and an impressively promising start to what promises to be a long-running must-see TV affair.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Although the story deals with murder, betrayal, and conspiracy, it feels limited and somewhat inconsequential, the opposite of the grand scope of Proulx's novel.

May 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Alliance, betrayal, alliance, betrayal -- so go the well-paced but soap-operatic rhythms of Barkskins. Since we know little about each character's past, the transformations they undergo in the New World resonate little.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

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