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Harald Hagen
A supernatural drama set in the 1930s, "Carnivale" tells the story of a teenage fugitive, an evangelical preacher, and the lives of the people caught in their struggle.

Good Things -- and Evil Things -- Come To Those Who Wait

There is a prevailing trend in many shows (and movies) of today that fear to leave audiences in the dark for any amount of time.  They leave little room for suspense, for great mystery, and worst of all, they leave little room for wonder.

Luckily, some shows are pushing this boundary.  We're starting to see season-long mysteries on shows that experiment with just how far this 'slow burn' can be taken before audiences lose interest.

Rewind 12 years ago, when the landscape of television was still dominated by TV that dealt in more direct drama or comedy, and you will find that in the dark reaches of premium cable-and-satellite programming, there once was a show that dared to leave you asking questions.  It challenged you to be patient, to look and watch with a close eye, to ponder deeper existential questions rooted in the conflicts of its characters.

Here was a show called Carnivale.

Carnivàle Opening Title Sequence

"Carnivàle's opening title sequence was created by A52, a visual effects and design company based in Los Angeles, and featured music composed by Wendy ...

Harald Hagen
The Emmy Award-winning opening title sequence created by A52.

SPOILERS BELOW

You've been warned!

Following Carnivale's cancellation, the show creator Daniel Knauf released some information regarding some of the show's mysteries and more immediate questions. If you haven't watched both seasons, follow the next links at your own peril.

(But once you do watch the show, they make for a fascinating read!)

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