The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.
Firstly the review here saying that "as a historian" that this is "accurate" is just bizarre and laughable, I doubt that reviewer is a historian. Historians in Spain are aghast at the massive amount of inaccuracy in this little miniseries, and this series tanked in Spain. I'm not hung up on a few or even moderate amount of inaccuracies and anachronisms in period pieces, after all this is common from the Iliad to Shakespeare, but let's not say down is up, or white is black and say this is accurate when there are a huge number of major inaccuracies and anachronisms. The gothic architecture in this is just insanely out of period. El Cid (which by the way at the time only the Muslims called de Vivar "El Cid, which is a contraction of El/Al Sayyid (the Lord or "The Sir"). The Spaniards a the time, and now, called him El Campeador (an idiom for master of battlefield). And the recreation of the Panteon de los Reyes is NOT accurate and off by at least 250 years. Across the board the architecture is just way way off. Why does Zaragoza look like Istanbul? The relatively short period of Muslim dominance there the Muslims did not significantly alter the architecture. Viking raids in the 11th century Spain? Again way off in timing. The battles and battle tactics, even allowing for budget, are ridiculously inaccurate. OK beyond that the script dialogue and acting are at an extremely base level, rarely rising to mediocre. The tropes are utterly predictable. Compared to the genre it is attempting to insert itself in, including outright theft of several plotlines (Last Kingdom, Vikings, Musketeers) , it is at the bottom of the barrel. Lastly the elements of poltical correctness, absurdly anachronistic feminism, and a total omission of the issue of the downside of foreign domination by the Berber and Arab invaders, which included religion based democidal, genocidal acts, and a lot of broad violence agains the native Romano Christians doesn't go to accuracy. The invasion, occupation and subjugation of virtually 100% Christian lands in Iberia and the Christian Byzantine east were a significant driver of the crusades.
- Dec 21, 2020
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