Who will come out on top in the first season of The Gilded Age TV show on HBO? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like The Gilded Age is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustrated when their viewing habits and opinions aren’t considered, we invite you to rate all of the first season episodes of The Gilded Age here. *Status update below.
An HBO period drama series, The Gilded Age TV show was created by Julian Fellowes and stars Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, and Jack Gilpin, with Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski. Other performers include Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Amy Forsyth, Michel Gill, Ward Horton, Bill Irwin, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, John Douglas Thompson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Erin Wilhelmi. The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, this show’s story begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City. After the death of her father, she goes to live with her thoroughly old money aunts, Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her old money aunts and her stupendously rich neighbors — a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Spector) and Bertha Russell (Coon).
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*2/15/22 update: The Gilded Age has been renewed for a second season on HBO.
Now that the first season of “Gilded Age” is complete (and having enjoyed it immensely) I’ve been reading about cast changes for season two. During the first season, one of the most endearing characters was Mrs. Chamberlain, who was shunned by New York society elite at the time, despite her extreme wealth and passion for exquisite art. Mrs. Chamberlain had an interesting back story, having had an affair with a very wealthy man while he was still married. The two fell in love, and they married after his wife died. But as a result, she was scorned by New York’s… Read more »
I love The Gilded Age! Great story lines, great acting, beautiful costumes, and pageantry. I’ve always been fascinated with the Gilded Age in America, including New York’s and Newport’s old families. My fascination increased after visiting the Newport mansions of that era several years ago. This story is peppered with real life family names (e.g., the Astor’s), with the main family (the Russell’s) being fictitious; supposedly created loosely on the real life railroad magnate of that period, Jay Gould. The stories are educational, showing the protocols and decorum requirements of the day related to the classes in society. Knowing how… Read more »
Horribly disappointing. Fake terrible acting. Nothing good to say about it. Cancel it
Love this show can’t wait to see more episodes.
Terrible. Looks like it was filmed in the 80’s. Casting is awful. The main character and many others are flat.
Look forward to seeing it new series HBO.
Too many characters! It’s a. BEautiful episode. Love the costumes