Frontier is the first original scripted series ordered by Discovery, and will follow the struggle to "control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century."
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Frontier is the first original scripted series ordered by Discovery, and will follow the struggle to "control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century."

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Certainly not recommended as a supplement to school history
24 November 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I started watching this series in the hopes that it might provide insights and background on the story of the Hudson's Bay Company and its vital role in the founding of Canada. Instead, I got a mishmash of fact, fiction and sheer fantasy, with barely any mention of the HBC or its charter. No, in this world, most of the fur trade was conducted by the Scots and the Irish, for some unfathomable reason. Yes, there is the occasional French speaker thrown in for "local colour" but none of them have anything like an important role, in contrast to the real-life importance of the coureurs de bois in the fur trade.

But most jarring of all is the swearing and foul language used by the characters. I don't think I'm a prude, and I can watch Game of Thrones or The Night Of without being jarred by the epithets. But, for one thing, I'm not convinced that the people of this era made such liberal use of the F-word, and for another, this ruins what might be somewhat educational for schoolkids.

All in all, a big disappointment and one I won't waste any more time watching.


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