About a murky episode in the past of the Dutch royal family
I found this Dutch historical TV-serial very interesting and entertaining. At the beginning of this century a young doctor is entrusted the care of "patient number 4", who claims to be the third son of former King William III, all of whose three sons are presumed to have died at a young, or rather young age. The suspense over the question whether "Patient number 4" really is Prince Alexander is kept up almost to the end. The picture given of King William is excessively dark, but this is historically justified because it reflects the point of view of a party at the court (the estranged wife and sons of the king and their friends) who used to call him "King Gorilla". The complexity of the story (continual changes between the current story and historical flash backs) has put off a large number of viewers. I found the serial quite interesting. The acting varied from decent to pretty good. The historical set up was splendid.
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