4,204 votes


FX 2017

Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Taboo

Taboo - S1E8

#1 - Episode 8


Season 1 - Episode 8

It is the time of final reckoning. James Delaney confronts Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company with the cold, hard truth. Revelations about those surrounding him are unearthed and met with deadly ramifications. Meanwhile, James conspires to escape, but as the cold enmity of the Prince Regent turns into a lethal fury, the Crown unleashes one final plan to destroy him. Time is running out, scores need to be settled, and tragic consequences must be borne.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Taboo from 5103 votes.

Taboo - S1E7

#2 - Episode 7


Season 1 - Episode 7

James Delaney has seemingly lost everything but, when he suffers a devastating betrayal, he realises even his freedom is in jeopardy. Armed with the opportunity they have been longing for, the Crown and Company conspire to bring him down once and for all. Elsewhere, Lorna sets out to discover the truth, whilst Zilpha perhaps has already found her own.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Taboo from 5345 votes.

Taboo - S1E4

#3 - Episode 4


Season 1 - Episode 4

Blacklisted, James Delaney sets out to protect his business by any means necessary.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Taboo from 5828 votes.

Taboo - S1E6

#4 - Episode 6


Season 1 - Episode 6

The East India Company declares war on James Delaney, whilst a family revelation drives him into dark and haunted places.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Taboo from 5452 votes.

Taboo - S1E1

#5 - Episode 1


Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series opener, James Delaney returns to 1814 London after ten years in Africa to claim a mysterious legacy left to him by his father.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Taboo from 7850 votes.

Taboo - S1E2
#6 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2

As James Delaney assembles his league of the damned; an unexpected arrival threatens to disrupt his plans.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Taboo from 6443 votes.

Taboo - S1E5
#7 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5

James Delaney is blackmailed into a dangerous mission, whilst animosity between the Crown and Company escalates to a new level.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Taboo from 5451 votes.

Taboo - S1E3
#8 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3

James Delaney decides to take radical action in order to safeguard himself from those intent on his demise.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Taboo from 5941 votes.

Last updated: may 04, 2021



Wish you guys would list this in the calendar based on the FX airing in the US instead of the UK BBC One airing. Just seems that would make more sense. Or at the very least list both and allow users to select which one they want added to their calendar.


Tom Hardy is, AS always excellent In a role - menacing, and downright scary. Like the show so far..


i'm so hyped for this!!


Where and when is season 2?


Though it might not have the suspense or the plot twists of some of the greatest TV series, it is indeed a very very good one. A show well done in almost every aspect. Maybe the plot isn't the most interesting one, but it does include several layers. The atmosphere is incredible, the casting/acting top notch, costumes/sets excellent and image quality superb. The scenario did include the element of the supernatural but in a way that the viewer is not really sure and is also addressing several of the racism matters of its time. The fact that there are some characters more pragmatic and some more believers show that the makers have their own view on the supernatural elements that the people of that time believed in. Ignorance created myths and that is the most interesting part of it. I hope the next season truly unveils its potential.


A relationship, taboo, – _Britons seem to be "intelligent" enough to avoid practicing the levels of hypocrisy regarding sex and faux morality exhibited by their cousins from across the Ocean, more so now that they have a walking & talking Dyed Kind of Blond Toupee as President Elect_; How a very powerful economic enterprise with its evil machinations arm wrestle with the political power to have the latter do as the former desires for its own benefit over and above of those of those of The Empire, The Crown or The People; A conspiracy which rapidly evolves into a highly sophisticated and complex three hand chess match where every move of any party is responded strategically by either a defensive or an ofesive move tactic from the rest; And just one man has the intelligence, smarts and guts to come to the become convinced at heart that he's who holds a chess wildcard that'll eventually determine who wins or loses the match. In his hand lays the power to exchange the wildcard for whatever he wishes to any of the other player/s which hold very high stakes the outcome of the match; That is a man with lots of potential power in his hand but at extreme personal peril, there are no rules in this game, and eliminating him is a valid way to get hold of the wildcard. The only way to survive is by initially being the brightest, smartest, fastest and toughest of all, then he may have the chance to play each opponents against the other, and that could let him to outplay both and get out alive, made an extremely rich man with a little of lots of luck. **The only thing missing in the script is Dickens' signature.** **P.S.** >If you see the critic from an **Inkoo Kang self named MTV's chief TV critic**, please send her message a reminding her that still writing TV reviews for what is a decadent "**Pop Outlet**" (_that's been suffering and identity crisis since music video streaming became the norm and MTV didn't want to see it, but worse after all these years they still haven't figured what they're and the relevance of their existence, meanwhile they had totally lost their clout with everyone, but more so, if it's even possible, with the **YOLO generation**_) and being so off the point in her critiques is probably the two reasons why she has not been able to move up the ladder to a more "respectable", influential and thriving media outlets like the LATimes, BostoGlobe or NYTimes. If I were her I would start writing better critiques yesterday to land a semi-decent job **when sooner than later MTV forecloses** or **otherwise it's broadcasting network is striped, sold and everything else made redundant**.


If the main actor wasn't Tom Hardy this show would probably would be incredibly boring. But his performance is consistently captivating! Very well done.


what's taking them so long for season 2!?


This was fucking amazing. Nothing more to say about it. I can't wait for season 2.


very very very very good

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