YMMV: Carnivāle

  • Magnificent Bastard: One could make a valid argument to rename the trope Management. Justin and Iris also fit this trope at numerous points throughout the series.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Multiple.
    • Iris when she set the ministry on fire.
    • Brother Justin's treatment of his maids.
    • Sofie shooting Jonesy and resurrecting Justin in the finale.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Start with the raining blood and possessed Madonna and child statues, and just keep going. Every single episode has something terrifying in it, though especially the end of "Pick a Number".
    • "She's screaming!"
    • The town of Babylon. Not during the day, but the nightlife is, well...
    • Every scene involving Ben's extended family. Forests full of doll's heads is NOT charming!
    • The death-mask scene with Evander Geddes.
  • Tear Jerker: Many, most especially the immolation of the orphan children in Justin's ministry.