Sinbad

Season 1
 (8)
201213+
A thrilling, modern, magical reinvention of the famous legend from the Arabian Nights. On the run from his home town of Basra and under a curse from his grandmother for a killing that led to the death of his much-loved brother, the streetwise Sinbad finds himself on an epic and emotional quest to rid himself of the curse and to embrace his destiny.
Starring
Elliot KnightElliot CowanMarama Corlett
Genres
Science FictionAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    July 8 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When street rat Sinbad accidentally kills Lord Akbari's son, Akbari kills Sinbad's brother in revenge. Sinbad escapes, but his grandmother places a curse on him that until he atones for his sins he can't stay on dry land for more than 24 hours.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    July 15 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The crew is captured by Water-Thieves. Sinbad tries to seduce their fierce leader Razia to save himself, but learns she will kill him that night. Sinbad escapes with the help of Razia's chained Roc, a giant mythical bird, and creates a diversion allowing his friends to escape. As his curse kicks in and is about to destroy him, the Roc swoops in and rescues Sinbad.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    July 22 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Anwar loses The Providence in a bet to merchant Abdul-Fahim, Sinbad confides about the curse- he will die unless they get the ship back. The gang follows Abdul-Fahim to a gaming-house and Sinbad wins back the ship. But the twisted gaming-house owners, twins Faris and Essam, challenge Sinbad to free his friends from a series of enchanted rooms before his curse kills him.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    July 29 2012
    42min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Running low on water with Cook severely dehydrated, the crew finds a strange old man on a deserted ship. Realizing the old man is Death come to reclaim his bride, Nala, Sinbad rushes to save Nala, but in vain. It is only when Death accidentally reveals he has no knowledge of Nala's grief that the spell breaks and Nala escapes.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    August 5 2012
    41min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Gunnar and Sinbad are ambushed by the Khaima, a band of warriors, who avenge injustice. Their leader, Obsidian, sentences Gunnar to death for his brutal Viking past. Taryn creates a magical Stalker, which hunts down Sinbad at the Khaima camp just as Obsidian is about to kill Sinbad and Gunnar. At Gunnar's urging, Sinbad defeats the Stalker by mastering his anger.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    August 12 2012
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Attacked by a sea creature, Sinbad wakes, rescued by mysterious Roisin. Sinbad falls for her, unaware she is stealing his memories. Rina finds Roisin as she is about to kill Sinbad and offers her own memories for his life. Rina's bad memory of how her mother sold her into slavery destroys Roisin, returning Sinbad's memories.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    August 19 2012
    42min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sinbad returns to Basra to rescue his grandmother, but it is a trap set by Akbari and Taryn. Akbari duels Sinbad, who spares Akbari and apologizes for the death of Akbari's son, breaking the curse. To Sinbad's shock Taryn kills Akbari, telling Sinbad she can lead him to his brother in the Land of the Dead, but Safia disrupts Taryn's magic. Before she dies Safia hints that Sinbad is special.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    August 26 2012
    44min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The crew meets Kuji, a teen who says she's a God. Anwar falls for her, confiding that he doesn't belong as he's not brave like the others. An army demands her back, but Anwar refuses to abandon Kuji. She makes the troops vanish, saying she was sent to convince him he is as brave as the others and Sinbad needs him for a journey ahead. She revives the gang, kisses Anwar then disappears.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    September 2 2012
    44min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sinbad and friends try to gain access to a labyrinth containing a stone that reveals your future. However, they are caught and Sinbad is sentenced to death. He is rescued by attractive female bounty hunter Tiger who has been sent by Taryn to capture Sinbad. When Sinbad saves Tiger's life Tiger decides she won't deliver Sinbad to Taryn. Instead, she accepts Sinbad's invite to join the crew.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    September 9 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The crew is hired to transport a Professor and her mysterious, giant egg, which hatches a snake-demon. The gang decides to kill it, but the Professor merges with it creating an intelligent monster. The gang is trapped on the ship out at sea and is forced to be ingenious to defeat the Snake-Demon. They then set sail to see Tiger's monk friend who may know the way to the Land of the Dead.
  11. 11. Episode 11
    September 16 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The gang visits a monastery in the hope that Tiger's friend, Brother Angelico, will be able to help them find a route to the Land of the Dead. While there, Gunnar is falsely accused of being a murderous fiend and sentenced to death but is rescued by Sinbad just in time. Tiger finds the map to the Land of the Dead, only to be possessed by Taryn, who thus sneaks onto the Providence.
  12. 12. Episode 12
    September 23 2012
    44min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A Land of the Dead Guardian confronts Sinbad with the truth: his mother died while pregnant with him. After rescuing her, Taryn's daughter Alehna tells Sinbad that his father rescued his mother and him, making him a child of the land of the dead and of the living. Jamil sacrifices himself to save Sinbad, allowing the crew to sail on.

More details

Directors
Andy WilsonBrian GrantColin TeagueMT Adler
Supporting actors
Estella Daniels
Producers
Tim HainesSophie GardinerAndrew Woodhead
Season year
2012
Network
BBC Studios
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars

8 global ratings

  1. 23% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 0% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 42% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 25% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 10% of reviews have 1 stars
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AaronReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I wanted to like it
I wanted to like it. I even watched the first five episodes just to see if it would get better. But it was just one terrible half-baked plot after another. It got really bad when the "bonding" between characters started to happen, as if that would somehow make the viewer forget all the terrible writing. Each episode is poorly written and feels like a jumbled mess. Before the main story has even begun to evolve, various random and segmented side stories seem to pop and fizz from nowhere in some attempt to add depth, but it just jumbles everything even more. I love BBC productions like The Musketeers, and even Merlin was worthwhile (despite being a bit cheesy), but this was bad enough that I'm not going to finish it.
Chris McElroyReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's the story of Sinbad not an epic novel
People giving this low reviews obviously don't understand that it's like a fairy tale, Sinbad the Sailor. It's meant to be lighthearted and adventurous and this series achieves that purpose. It's not meant to be a deep story or meant to be realistic. It's a myth.

People need to get over themselves thinking every single series is supposed to be some epic that satisfies them in every way. Some things are made to just be fun to watch and Sinbad doesn't disappoint.
Perry Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
its watchable
its not to bad i would give it 3.5 stars. in a nut shell its a lot like hercules or zena type show only not as good. its not a fun show like those and there isnt any comic relief. i watched the whole season and ive seen much worse. the writing lacks anything clever is a little on the poor side, . it is a fantasy show so dont expect anything to be like real life. maybe if there is a season 2 the writing will be improved and there is a lot of room for it.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
It would've been a great series
The first episode was great and while the other episodes were great as well, the characters' back stories and history felt rushed. Usually shows focus on the main character's history and their bond with other characters before delving into their past. However, it's almost as if this show was limited to only a season and all the character backstories were condensed into it.
Preston SmithReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
It all happens too fast.
If you took this show and gave it a second season with 12 more episodes, and spread the character development and relationship building over more adventures, everything would make more sense. It feels too rushed, especially important character building plot points, and even just the plot in general. I really enjoyed the show for what it is, but what it is, is just another show with a lot of potential that died in 2012.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Dont bother
Lead actor not convincing. Much too light weight to be believed a hero.
ReeseReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
intriguing
Each episode was unique and exciting
Rebecca s. OrtizReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
where is season 2?
I really liked it...slow at first but eventually caught up
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