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DVD: 'Carnivale' The Complete First Season
by Joel Pearce, DVD Verdict (January 12, 2005)


"Before the beginning, after the great war between heaven and hell, God created the Earth, and gave dominion over it to the craft ape he called man. To each generation was born a creature of light, and a creature of darkness. Great armies would clash by night in the ancient war between good and evil. There was magic then, nobility, and unimaginable cruelty. And so it was, until the day a false sun exploded over Trinity, and man forever traded away wonder for reason." — Samson


Step right up, step right up to witness the uncovering of this new and fascinating series from HBO on DVD. You will marvel at its mysteries, shudder at its horrors, then leave baffled with questions about what's to come next.

Carnivàle could be one of the greatest feats of the history of television, depending on what's in store as the show continues. It perfectly captures the look and feel of the Dust Bowl during the depression, and its strange cast of characters is unusual and compelling. HBO has come to be known for its unique voice in the television world, and this may be its most refreshingly different offering to date.

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