Parade's End

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (10,682)

Parade's End is a television miniseries that premiered on HBO in 2012. Based on the novels by Ford Madox Ford, the show is set in England during the early 20th century and follows the lives of its aristocratic characters as they navigate the changes brought about by the First World War.

The story centers around Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), a brilliant but socially awkward government statistician who struggles to maintain his values and principles in the face of an increasingly chaotic world. Married to the beautiful but manipulative Sylvia (Rebecca Hall), Christopher finds solace in his work and his friendship with the young suffragette Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens).

As the war approaches, Christopher is torn between his duty to his country and his desire to stay true to himself. His marriage to Sylvia is strained by her infidelities and his reluctance to grant her a divorce, while his relationship with Valentine is complicated by their differing views on the war and her involvement with the peace movement.

The show explores themes of love, loyalty, duty, and honor, and offers a nuanced look at the complexities of life during a time of great change. The characters are vividly drawn and the performances, especially by Cumberbatch and Hall, are powerful and nuanced.

The production values are also top-notch, with detailed and evocative period costumes and sets, and cinematography that captures the beauty and the brutality of both the English countryside and the trenches of the Western Front.

Parade's End also features a strong supporting cast, including Rupert Everett as Christopher's cousin, Macmaster, who offers a counterpoint to Christopher's idealism with his cynical pragmatism, and Anne-Marie Duff as Edith Duchemin, a traumatized nurse who offers insight into the effects of the war on civilians.

Overall, Parade's End is a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant drama that offers a fresh perspective on a pivotal moment in history. Its exploration of the challenges faced by its characters is universal, making it an engaging and compelling watch for audiences of all backgrounds.

Parade's End is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on February 26, 2013.

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Episode 5
5. Episode 5
February 28, 2013
Christopher fights on the Front with McKechnie and Perowne. Valentine is waiting for the news of Christopher. Sylvia makes a final, desperate play for Christopher.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
February 27, 2013
At Rouen, Christopher tries to get the soldiers ready for the draft. While in London Sylvia decides to go see her husband in France, oblivious to the consequences it will have on him.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
February 27, 2013
Many rumors about Christopher start to circulate which leads to tragedy at Groby, his family estate. Sylvia finds a new admirer and Valentine moves to London. Edith and MacMaster plan to spend their lives together.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
February 26, 2013
Sylvia and Christopher are reunited publicly but their private relationship is still turbulent. Christopher is torn between his marriage and Valentine.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
February 26, 2013
Christopher Tietjens marries cruel socialite Sylvia. She constantly flirts with other men, he Ignores it and remains faithful to her, even after he encounters young suffragette Valentine.
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Parade's End is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Parade's End on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    February 26, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (10,682)