Lambs of God

Season 1
 (32)
2019TV-MA
Lambs of God is a dark, gothic tale about three nuns, each a generation apart, living in an isolated convent by the coast, and an unwelcome visitor who enters their lives and changes their world forever.
Starring
Ann DowdEssie DavisSam Reid
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    December 31 2018
    55min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The peaceful existence of three eccentric, secluded nuns living in a remote island monastery is shattered when a priest unwittingly happens upon them. But when the nuns uncover the priest’s true reasons for being there, they are forced to take drastic action to save their home and their way of life.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    December 31 2018
    52min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Frankie launches a search for her missing brother, the nuns give Ignatius an ultimatum: wed himself to their order or face certain death. Margarita continues to struggle with the demons of her past, and Carla finds herself falling for their captive.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    December 31 2018
    56min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Frankie launches a search for her missing brother, the nuns give Ignatius an ultimatum: wed himself to their order or face certain death. Margarita continues to struggle with the demons of her past, and Carla finds herself falling for their captive.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    December 31 2018
    55min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As a memorial is held for Ignatius on the mainland, Iphigenia’s loyalty is tested when she considers a deal with the devil to save the monastery. Margarita’s past threatens to destroy them all as Father Bob arrives on the island to annihilate the Sisters of St. Agnes.

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Supporting actors
Jessica Barden
Season year
2019
Network
NBC
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4.6 out of 5 stars

32 global ratings

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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm Surprised this Gem isn't More Well Known
I don't know how this show doesn't have more reviews! I've only watched the first episodes but so far it is amazing! The pacing is great and it kept my attention the whole time. The scenery and location of filming is stunning and the acting is fantastic. While I'm watching a show that takes place in the 90's, I keep forgetting because the writing makes you feel like you are watching something much older. There is so much mystery surrounding these 3 nuns and why they are where they are and why they have been left to their own devices for so long. They are centuries behind the rest of the world and just fine with it and they take you back in time with them. Things are just picking up now and seem to be taking a darker turn going into the second episode. I will say this, there are moments of subtle humor which I appreciate and I'm hoping that remains. I cannot believe I had never heard of this program and I'm shocked there aren't tons of 5 star reviews. I can't wait to see what happens next!
11 people found this helpful
Carla Martin-WoodReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant series, but Topic is awful
Immensely satisfying for those of us who appreciate dark, gothic tales with real thought behind them. I loved the interweaving of matriarchal and pagan elements with fairytales and myth. I had a strong concentration of Archetype and Myth in my college curriculum decades back, so it scratched an old itch. An intelligently wrought series. HOWEVER, I am going to cancel my subscription to Topic. Every program in which I had an interest, other than Lambs of God, was subtitled. I'm very picky about what I call entertainment -- and when it comes to it being my job to read subtitles, I'd rather read a book. It's way too much work to read subtitles when I want to just relax and watch a story unfold. So Topic is a very bad buy for me.
7 people found this helpful
DollyGReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderous series
Utterly mesmerizing and evocative, it weaves themes of Christian saints and pagan practices in a tale that affirms the divine feminine. Especially moving is the scene where the sisters are spinning wool while Sister Carla is explaining the Three Fates to Father Ignatius. It raises the womanly crafts of spinning, dyeing, and knitting to a divine practice of worship. It might not be for those who would be offended by a story at odds with doctrinal Christianity, but this series is absolutely an exploration of faith.
8 people found this helpful
Shannon FindlayReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Creepy, quirky, kind of a fairy tale
Three nuns living in a ruined convent with no electricity or running water. Its as if they live in the middle ages with lots of Pagan undertones. They raise sheep, spin wool, knit, and tell stories. No one knows they are there until a priest arrives to asses the property. Great location and acting. I enjoyed it enough to watch all 4 episodes in one evening. I bought the book so I can hopefully understand the hidden meanings that I felt I was missing.
5 people found this helpful
maryReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
I'm glad I watched it, but...
The trailer intrigued me. Because this is a favorite genre of mine, and I love Ann Dowd,I was excited to watch it. I decided to order the book and read it first, and totally loved the book! The ending was a bit abrupt for me, but overall I liked the ending.
Then I watched all the episodes. I know the book is always altered for the actual movie, but there were some changes I was not at all pleased with. Really, the oven? You'll know what I mean when you watch. And the nuns are not at all the "wild creatures" they are in the book, which would have made this more of a gothic tale.
I gotta say the ending was horrid and stupid. I won't go into details because I will spoil it for others. Overall I am glad to have seen it, the acting was great. Ann Dowd, everybody. Carla was a very convincing child-like 24 year old. Oh and another thing, they introduced more characters into the story. Well, go ahead and watch, it's not bad. But the book is way better.
3 people found this helpful
TallieReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is pure and it shines
When the Christians took control of pagan lands, they replaced local gods and goddesses with Jesus, Mary and the Saints. This film, with its rose strewn statue of the Virgin, healthy views of sensuality, and ceiling painting of Mary on the throne, encircled with a yoni-shaped eclipse, beautifully highlights the mystical passion of the goddess, be she called Mary, or any other name.
These three nuns, sisters of St. Agnes, are compelling and each has a story. This film showcases fabulous acting, breathtaking scenery, and a happy ending. What a brilliant way to spend some time.
5 people found this helpful
WillReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nuntastic
This was right up my alley!
I generally don't bother writing reviews but I enjoyed this four-part limited series so much and noticed that this title didn't have many reviews.
The show had many things I like: righteous nuns, herbalism, gnosticism, monastic ruins, art tropes of western visual art, a love story, and a powerful narrative of redemption. The location it was shot in matches the beauty of the story. If you like to be amused and don't want to feel despondent but rather hopeful and optimistic after being entertained, do yourself a favor and give this a shot.
4 people found this helpful
NeoWyvern (Harris)Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely Divine
I haven't been one for watching much television in a long while, but signing up for Topic and being able to watch this was a blessing to both my heart and soul.
Well worth the watch and the read.

Much love...
4 people found this helpful
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