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What is /his/'s opinion on this show? It seems quite accurate and interesting while none of the "Gurl power" and " muh viking badassery" shit you see on its American History channel counterpart ..
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>>549409
by the American counterpart I mean this bullshit
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>>549409
I think it's badly written with a Mary Sue protagonist, but some of the historical events seem accurate. The buildup to Edington and most of the battle itself (i.e. the stuff that excluded Uthred) was very authentic.

I hear a lot about the Saxons' arms and armor being inaccurate. They don't have the signature square shields.
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The narrative is okay (based off the novel of the same name), but the acting is bland, and the costumes are *atrocious*. Seriously. The aesthetic of this show looks like some fucked up bastard child of 12th-early 13th century England and bootleg Game of Thrones. almost nothing looks appropriate to the early Middle Ages, but at least they have LOTS OF FUR EVERYWHERE.
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>>549454
I thought Round shields were standard for Housecarls?
I've only watched two episodes but It is annoying how loyal he is so far to his captors.
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>>549475
interesting.
How should saxon attire look then?
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>>549423

This is actually a really good show if you watch it with the knowledge it's historical fiction, and not an accurate portrayal of history.
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>>549489
yeah two episodes in i'm quite intrigued. I think i'm able to enjoy it because i have very limited knowledge of Saxon culture and attire since i'm Paki.
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>>549489
The trouble is shows like this shape public perception and spread misinformation. Why not just make a fantasy show if you're going to tell history to fuck off?
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>>549503
Fantasy shows of this nature are less likely to gain popularity. Game of Thrones is a rare example. I think the aim is to attract a historical-minded fanbase while including the usual elements of a swashbuckiling-sword adventure film that appeals to the general public.
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>>549503
>>549475
I don't think any historical based adaptation has ever been very historically accurate other than Hbo's Rome. and even that had its issues.
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>>549423
Vikings is Irish/Canadian produced
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>>549606
Is it now?.. that's surprising. Still pretty shit tier though
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>>549606
>Canadian
explains the SJW Shielwomyn..
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>>549409
The mc is so fucking stupid in what he does. Saxons also some reason look like english after norman conquest
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>>549632
>Saxons also some reason look like english after norman conquest
I'd imagine that has to do with the actors available to them. I'm sure its not easy finding pure blooded north Germanics in the UK
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>>549680
Wasnt the people themselves m8 I meant what armours and clothing they were wearing. Probably should be more beards among the saxons also desu
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>>549454
>saxons
>square shields
But they really didn't have those.
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>>549485
A tunic as in the picture, trousers or hose, and maybe a cloak with a brooch. For warriors, a tunic, helm, mail byrnie, and sword-belt, depending on rank (again, as in the picture). I'm a PhD candidate in the period, so I could nerd-rage about minutia until the cows come home (ex. the subtle differences between North Germanic and insular garb or the differences between various classes' clothing), but I'd like to see at least *some* attempt at generic accuracy.
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>>549632
They don't only look post-conquest, they look REALLY post-conquest. Like, mid-to-late twelfth-century, or even early thirteenth-century. It's not as bad as sticking Arthur in full plate, but it's still cringe-worthy.
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>>549409
It's literally just as bad.
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>>549855
afaik King Alfred is depicted wearing clothing like the King in pic related- but soldiers are depicted in a shit ton of fur and
leather for some reason.
The monk haircut honestly triggers my autism
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>>549606
It's filmed here but it's a Canadian production
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>>549454
Mary-sue? He is a massive dick.
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Leofric was the only character I liked.
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>>549409
anyone else bored with these shows?
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>>551605
Wasn't that monk style hair cut popular with pious men in general?
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>>551767
>He is a massive dick.
that's the point, you aren't supposed to like him. In the books it's tempered because it's 1st person with old Uhtred and he keeps saying how much of a twat he used to be
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>>551836
They're really milking it. There's another on BBC - a remake of Beowulf.
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>>551847
I know just the first poster claimed he was a Mary-sue.
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>>549409
LMFAO when anyone even remotely implies "Vikings" isnt the greatest show on TV. Top to Bottom, best show on TV. Literally

and the knock on the "muh girl power" is fucking dumb, most come from millenials and their taste in Zooey Daschenel or "2 broke girls" modern city whore shit.
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>>549503
>>549518
its not fantasy you fucking idiots. How do millenials have such a hard time with reading or visual comprehension? HOW?

Vikings is akin to "Troy" or something of that nature. Its Norse Mythology intertwined with psuedo and real history.

its not some gay as fuck Dragon taming girl sex show. or some lord of the rings faggotry. Game of Thrones is maybe the most into-the-trash TV ever produced.

full-on Berserker right now, when people talk shit about the greatest TV show ever produced.

>pic related
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>>549616
Confirmed for never seeing an episode of the show even one. How fucking brainwashed are you millenials? The women literally get their faces smashed in combat and the show makes an example of how brutal Viking Raiding really were. The Women get over powered, raped, killed ,wounded and destroyed in many of the episodes.

LITERALLY the only shield maiden in the show that have "woman power" is Lagertha, and shes based on a norse mythological character. Good god mellenial comprehension of what they are watching is the lowest tier.

>pic related
the conclusion to the "shield maiden" story arc.
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>>549409
make way, best show on TV
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>>551937
whitest show on TV.
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>>551943
history and mythology in 44 minutes
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>>551946
Saxons BTFO
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>>551952
the christ god
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>>551903
>completely historically inaccurate
>historical
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>>549409
off the top of my head:
4 Rapes
4 wife beatings
3 women mutilated
6 plus violent female character deaths.
a number of children killed on screen
3 females cucked to their face by males
and those were signifigant story events, happened on camera, and had no happy resolution.

if anything, Vikings is so anti-sjw im surprised its even still onTV. They literally see Lagertha, stop watching the show, and never see what ACTUALLY is happening in the series.
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>>551996
I literally said it is as historically accurate as "Troy" .

over and over again, millennial reading comprehension is embarrassing.

Vikings inserts Norse mythological figures, into events like the real life Raid on lindesfarme, Paris, the occupation of Wessex and Northumbria, the establishment of Normandy etc.

its literally impossible to have discussions with millennials. You lack the basic comprehension skills to read and react to stimuli properly.
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>>551903
>>551937
>>551943
>>551946
>>551952
So much butthurt in this thread it's starting to look like a daycare centre run by a catholic priest.
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>>552023
Fuck off with your shilling of your trash show. Wearing helmets from the sixteenth century in a Viking show is the equivalent of Napoleon crossing the alps in a panzer. Stop trying to deflect with muhlennials you stupid faggot.
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>>551999
>shieldmaidens
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>>552040
show me the helmet. Literally show me. Literally find the exact episode or jpeg where this is.
Typical millennial. Bleets like baying donkey about something that never happened, has not a shred of evidence.
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>>552040
> Napoleon crossing the alps in a panzer.

Would watch
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>>552059
>>552040
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Age_arms_and_armour

no horned helmets to date in the show.
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>>549409
Thread got BTFO'd by Vikings. going to the Ting' later dragon tamers.
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>>552059
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgonet
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>>552077
They finally got rid of the horned helmets! Now for the DnD biker leather.
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>>551952

Jesus Christ are those burgonets on those guys in the background?!?
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>>552059

Your own screenshot?
>>551952
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>>551903
You should say the Trojan War, not Troy because that was also terrible.
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>>551999
Wait so is it really becoming a thing were we wan't enjoy a show because it has one or 2 "strong female characters" in it? Really? You are all literally the equivalent of a tumblrite who refuse to watch a show because one of the main characters is a misogynist. Fucking go to hell.
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>>552106
Is the biker gear that terrible that you really can't sit through the show? Or is your autism just that real?
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>>552059
see
>>551952
>>552090
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>>551903
>full-on Berserker right now
muh ancestors spake thru meee
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>>549527
>Those battle scenes...
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>>549409
>none of the "Gurl power"
Did you actually watch the show?
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>>549632
>>549867
You sound retarded if both posts were yours(or this isn't sarcasm). What are the chances of getting all( even some) North Germanic that can speak English well and can act well? This is almost as bad as Lindybeige's Roman wheat field rant.
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>>552163
>Wait so is it really becoming a thing were we wan't enjoy a show because it has one or 2 "strong female characters" in it? Really?

I dont mind strong female characters, i dont even mind the occasional female warrior (Eg Lagertha). But all the 5'4 120lb sheildmaidens scowling at everyone is annoying as fuck.
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>>549855
>I'm a PhD candidate in the period
>I could nerd-rage about minutia
What would be the best way to balance a limited budget with historical accuracy?

If, for example, they can't afford handmade chainmail and instead use some chrome sprayed wool I don't think it is worth raging over. The point is it is supposed to look like what they actually wore in that era. The intention is what matters.

People watch historical drama because they are interested in history, even with spartacus I think people want to see a little history. If execs were approached with letters from fans and experts with an amiable approach taking into account the practicality, as opposed to raging nerds, you could probably influence things more. They might even start hiring historians to instruct them a little.
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>>552247
what battle scenes?
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>>552307
What would be the best way to balance a limited budget with historical accuracy?
Fire all of the shieldmaiden actresses.
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>>552325
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>>552090

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Age_arms_and_armour

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_weaponry

700-1100 AD
>>552305
see >>551930
because the show was very explicit in showing the character arc of the "run of the mill" shield maiden. It was a main plot point.


millenaial reading comprehension: the thread
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>>552345
>crying about muhllennials again
Samefag why have you not replied to?
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>>552127
>>552090
Nothing to say after you got BTFO by your own picture?
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>>552321
the fall of brutus. lol those arrows ripping through the shields like paper
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>>552352
>>552354
>>552090
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>>552354
>>552360
>>552352
look im not the costume department for history channel either.
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>>552345
>because the show was very explicit in showing the character arc of the "run of the mill" shield maiden. It was a main plot point.

Dat 'run of the mill' shieldmaiden beating men in a fair fight.

Like i said i dont mind the occasional female hero warrior. Its when they try making it looks standard that bothers me.
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>>552354
That clearly resembles a burgonet far more than those helmets. You're either willingly deluding yourself or clinically retarded.

Pic related is almost an exact match to >>552090
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>>552357
yeah, that scene was hilarious
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>>552354
that looks nothing like a sutton hoo
it's a fucking burgonet
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>>549409

Both shows are shit for any kind of history. The fact that Vikings is on "History" and not some shitty channel like BET is fucking stupid. Fuck History channel.
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>>549489
well yeah but it's still fucking stupid vikings could be easily portrayed as badass without making ton of shit up

and FUCK that BDSM outfits they are wearing
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>>549855
is that a monk holding spear? That's pretty unmonk like.
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why no one in Vikings wear hemlets? There is one in the fucking intro an actual one not that horned helmet bullshit why are helmets such taboo in this show? Also did villages really had so many soldiers? Seems highly unlikely vikings met anyone other than guys with pitchforks when they raided.
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>it's bad because it's historically inaccurate
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>>552435
You nead to get learned on monks, some were pretty bad ass.
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>>552419
>All white cast
>BET
You wot mate?
I think you meant HBO or Fx
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>>551937
>>551943
>Aslaug
MUH DICK
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>>552321
Pretty much all of then. They were so lame to watch plus there were so few of them. And no Idont want Sparticus and 300 teir fx.
I understand that a lot if money already went into the setting and costume designs but c'mon...
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>>552305
Except, the "scowling shield maidens" don't actually do anything. The only one is Lagurtha who is technically a goddess anyway and the ones in the arc that anon posted about.>>551930
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>>553072

The fact they are there and are treated as equals is the problem.
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>>549454
lots of historical figures were totally, real life mary sues. Julius Caesar was a flawless godlike genius.
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>>549454
>I think it's badly written with a Mary Sue protagonist
IRL there were enough Mary Sues. Like Scipio Africanus.
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>>554799
get stabbed 40 times upon returning home
> flawless
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>>552403

They're litterally burgonets too. Down to the hinges.

Presumably they went to some reenactment suppliers (GDFB by the looks of it ) and bought ones they thought looked cool, which is an odd choice given that there are far more interesting looking repro viking helmets available for much cheaper.
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>>549409
>fucking underwear model looking dude as some old chiftein or king...

You know, unlike today it mattered really little if you were good looking back then.
It is very hard to believe that most leaders looked pretty according to contemporary standards.
They were also fucking dirty, especially the savage Europeans, not like this legolas look alike.
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>>555825
>everyone was dirty
Fuck off meme historian.
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>>555837
Pretty sure all europeans were according to our standards.
They most they did on a daily basis was wash their face and hands with water if they were dirty in a substantial way, like mud feces or blood.
Besides that, they probably were accustomed to being filthy since there was no plumbing.
They had no toilet paper either.
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>>555843

I thought this has been debunked?

People read that they only "bathed" once a month, therefore must have been dirty. Where really they bathed once a month but washed with a rag as often as modern people shower and washed their hands frequently too.
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>>554791
When were they even really acknowledged much? Again besides that arc. Don't mention Lagurtha because we already established that.
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>>549423
WHAT
ARE
THEY
WEARING?
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>>549489
As a man with Norman blood, I refuse to accept that pussy in the show is my primogenitor.
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>>551943
>Vikings
>Wearing drag, dark clothing with very little color besides the lady.

Somebody punch the producer. Repeatedly. Until he stops moving.
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>>552167
Yes, because they don't look anything like Vikings unless you're a retarded troglodyte who knows nothing about history like yourself.

Vikings is purely a show for uneducated plebs who are too stupid to realize how retarded the show is. The only reason why they get away with it is because the general public knows nothing about vikings. The equivalent would be a Civil War show with people running around in modern graphic t-shirts, and that would have the American public lynching somebody.
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>>552065

VIVE L'EMPEREUR
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>>555111

Double trips fucking checked

He was a real life Mary Sue. Go's from being born as a minor noble and lives a life so legendary and epic that millennia later, his name is a fucking byword for king/emperor.
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>>549501
Only the first season is watchable though.
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>>552490
>tfw no one cares about accuracy it's good
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>>558277
While the inconsistencies bug the shit out of me, I love a bunch of /hi/-related /tv/ shit.
Pic related is my favorite film, I must have watched it 5-6 times.
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>>558767
pretty good. but Mayans are portrayed like Aztecs
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follow up. Am turning into a Saxon-boo because of these shows and also sympathize with Saxons against Danes. However, should I stop because the descendants of Saxons colonized my country (Indian Subcontinent )?
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>>560030
Nothing wrong with colonisation lad. Be proud that your nation was once a part of an empire on which the sun never set.
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>>553047
A reply.
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>>549409
I can't take these shows seriously when they don't seem to put enough effort into their productions. I'm not talking about sets or costumes but the way the picture looks on the screen.
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>>551937
>best show on TV
>not Fargo or The Knick
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Alexander is the only piece of media where they wear historically authenic garb/armor/clothing. Telievision shows have low standards since their average viewers are uneducated inbreds. HBO Rome is fucking shit with Asterix tier Romans and bronze age gauls with fantasy easterners. Egypt is full of niggers even though Kleopatra had Galatian bodyguarda and Macedonians filled the normal army. Herod the great is dresses like Schlomo Goldstein even though he was a graeco/romanboo who dressed like a Greek and gave his sons Greek names.
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>>561219
Alexander sucked ass though.
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>>561228
The directors cut is pretty good. I'd say the movie suffered from trying to fit Alexanders life in one movie and the bad casting. Incredibly fun seeing historical characters like Craterus and Perdicas tho.
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>>549409

The book was better
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> It seems quite accurate and

Ha.
Haaha. hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaah.

Good one. Good one, OP.
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