Drama Documentary Review Ottoman (Rise of Empires) 15 Netflix 6 Episodes
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Drama Documentary Review
Ottoman (Rise of Empires) 15
Netflix 6 Episodes
History, Drama, War
Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
Narrated by: Charles Dance
Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar
IMDB 8.2/10 (Ep Between
jethro nom on 3rd February 2020, rated it 8/10 but did have some caveats about the series.
If you intend to shoot a docu-drama with some historians commenting on it, you need to base your story on the real facts.
This is not a docu-drama about Mehmet nor Ottomans; this is a story of the great defence strategist, mighty Guiliani.
If it's another legendary story; I could give it 8 (which I did because I respect the work done).
As a docu-drama I could only give 3 maybe.
A docu-drama should be researched well. This one was not. Where's the Orthodox Patriarch? Mehmet gave him the Ecumenical Power right after the conquest. This was the greatest wisdom of his time. And Mehmet was a great strategist, artist as well as an intellectual.
This story has very few accurate facts. That was disappointing.
Very unusual in that the historians dotted about this story give it credibility. Sad to see there was plenty of poetic license seemingly taken with the facts.
As entertainment (That's how my score will reflect it) this is really good and kept me enthralled over all six episodes.
The cinematography, effects and acting set it well above your average docu-drama and despite qualms against some of the tales authenticity, I have to scpore it highly on entertainment value alone.
MGN Rating 7.5/10.