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OK so here's the positive. The pseudo-history channel is slowly becoming the History Channel again. After giving a platform to fringe B.S. like the holy grail in America (really?) and Ancient Aliens I was genuinely excited for a sweeping epic about actual history. I was in for disappointment.
It's full of gross historical inaccuracies and in all the episodes I've seen I've yet to see an actual professional historian or archaeologist among their "experts".
In lieu of analysis they rely instead on vague generalities and dramatic presentation, which failed to be dramatic and utterly succeeded at being annoying. Epic 300 slo-mo isn't appropriate for everything, especially not farming.
In the end it's a superficial history show for people who are only superficially interested in history. If you've ever actually bothered to read a history book you are not missing anything by missing this.
But at least it's not another HC show about Nostradamus or 2012. I'll give it a star for that.
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