Greek tragedy by Euripide moved to Dutch politics. Medea, the daughter of the chairman of the senate, falls madly in love with ambitious politician Jason. Together they plan a campaign to make Jason prime minister.
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Katja Schuurman ...  Medea 6 episodes, 2005
Thijs Römer ...  Jason 6 episodes, 2005
Tara Elders ...  Anne 6 episodes, 2005
Krijn ter Braak Krijn ter Braak ...  Moyra 6 episodes, 2005
Cas Enklaar Cas Enklaar ...  Middelink 6 episodes, 2005
Jochum ten Haaf ...  Frederik 6 episodes, 2005
Maarten Wansink Maarten Wansink ...  Jensma 6 episodes, 2005
Marcel Hensema ...  Matthijs 6 episodes, 2005
Eric van Sauers ...  Robin 6 episodes, 2005
Dragan Bakema ...  Thomas 6 episodes, 2005
Cees Geel ...  Bertje 6 episodes, 2005
Astrid van Eck Astrid van Eck ...  Xandra 6 episodes, 2005
Monic Hendrickx ...  de Vries 6 episodes, 2005
Bata Miodrag Milojevic Bata Miodrag Milojevic ...  Jason's Bodyguard 6 episodes, 2005
Tom Jansen Tom Jansen ...  Premier 6 episodes, 2005
Georgina Verbaan ...  Vanessa 6 episodes, 2005
Caro Lenssen ...  Rosita 6 episodes, 2005
Roelant Radier Roelant Radier ...  Ton Korsten 6 episodes, 2005
Michel Sluysmans Michel Sluysmans ...  Wubbe 6 episodes, 2005
Maria Kraakman ...  Mijntje 6 episodes, 2005
Jort Kelder Jort Kelder ...  Self 6 episodes, 2005
Mike Reus Mike Reus ...  Chef Buitenland 6 episodes, 2005
Tijn Docter Tijn Docter ...  Chef Economie 6 episodes, 2005
Mijs Heesen Mijs Heesen ...  Chef Binnenland 6 episodes, 2005
Ids van der Krieke Ids van der Krieke ...  Misdaadverslaggever 6 episodes, 2005
Doesjka van Hoogdalem Doesjka van Hoogdalem ...  Annie 6 episodes, 2005
Kristen Denkers Kristen Denkers ...  Begrafenisondernemer 6 episodes, 2005
Ingrid Willemse Ingrid Willemse ...  Secretaresse Jason 6 episodes, 2005
Femke Lakerveld Femke Lakerveld ...  Voorlichter Nieuwspoort 6 episodes, 2005
Ronald de Bruin Ronald de Bruin ...  Journalist Nieuwspoort 6 episodes, 2005
Cees Wijburg Cees Wijburg ...  Fortuynesk Minister 6 episodes, 2005
Alix Adams Alix Adams ...  Minister 6 episodes, 2005
Fred Emmer Fred Emmer ...  Nieuwslezer 6 episodes, 2005
Gwen Eckhaus Gwen Eckhaus ...  Gynaecoloog 6 episodes, 2005
Giam Kwee Giam Kwee ...  Vriendin Chef Economie 6 episodes, 2005
Marc Scheepmaker Marc Scheepmaker ...  Cabaretier 6 episodes, 2005
Jack Wouterse ...  Oldekamp 6 episodes, 2005
Simon Zwiers Simon Zwiers ...  Vastgoedmakelaar 2 episodes, 2005
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Greek tragedy by Euripide moved to Dutch politics. Medea, the daughter of the chairman of the senate, falls madly in love with ambitious politician Jason. Together they plan a campaign to make Jason prime minister.

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Well-written, but it feels too distant and too artificial
19 July 2007 | by Ryu_DarkwoodSee all my reviews

I liked the concept of re-telling the story of Medea and Jason at the background of Dutch politics, so I had high expectations for this mini-series. Knowing that controversial director Theo van Gogh was murdered right after finishing this product, made it all the more interesting. So, I gave it a try.

When a renowned politician ( Krijn ter Braak ) is in a tight spot due to accusations of being part of a fraud with building companies, his daughter Medea ( Katja Schuurman )allies with businessman Jason( Thijs Romer) to help her father out. At first their relationship is just based on doing business, but it rapidly transforms into an amorous and passionate affair. Jason, being bored by his success in real estate, wants to use Medea as a leverage to gain the political power to become minister-president( PM )of Holland. By campaigning against the so called '' old politics '' he becomes more and more popular among the voters. But by gaining power he starts to become more estranged from his pregnant wife Medea, and their turbulent relation comes to a radical clash.

I had the entire time the feeling that something was missing. It felt a bit too distant and too artificial for my taste. I never had the idea that I was watching real people of flesh and blood. It didn't help that soap star Katja Schuurmans was in a lead role. She's gorgeous by having the beauty of a Greek goddess, but her acting is stiff and shallow. Thijs Romer did a better job. By slightly over-acting he managed to give the character Jason a certain ''theatrical'' air to it. For some reason that worked splendidly.

The screenplay by Theodor Holman was well-written, though I must say that there are too many side roads to keep the main storyline around Medea and Jason from running smoothly. There is almost no tension. Too much happening in too little time.


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8 January 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

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