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The Dovekeepers 

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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Maia Laura Attard Maia Laura Attard ...  Young Yael 2 episodes, 2015
André Agius ...  Adir 2 episodes, 2015
Jonas Armstrong ...  Yoav 2 episodes, 2015
Diego Boneta ...  Amram 2 episodes, 2015
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Yael 2 episodes, 2015
Manuel Cauchi ...  Joseph Bar Elhanan 2 episodes, 2015
Andrei Claude ...  Sa'Adollos 2 episodes, 2015
Cote de Pablo ...  Shirah 2 episodes, 2015
Mido Hamada ...  Eleazar Ben Ya'ir 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Hazeldine ...  Flavius 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Hillsden ...  Roman soldier 2 episodes, 2015
Diarmaid Murtagh ...  The Slave / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Neill ...  Josephus 2 episodes, 2015
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Offered Channa (2015) 2 episodes, 2015
Jovan Pisani ...  Amrams' Double 2 episodes, 2015
Kathryn Prescott ...  Aziza 2 episodes, 2015
Zébulon Simoneau Zébulon Simoneau ...  Uri 2 episodes, 2015
Kenneth Spiteri ...  Claudius 2 episodes, 2015
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ...  Ben's friend 2 episodes, 2015
Aimée Vassallo Aimée Vassallo ...  Young Aziza 2 episodes, 2015
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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

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Cote de Pablo's TV comeback since she quit NCIS. See more »

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Dumb women and predatory men
13 July 2020 | by GaelinWSee all my reviews

I never read the book so I don't know what the intention or full story was. (This version seems to exclude a lot). And I can forgive the lack to authenticity. (Blue eyed, flame haired Judean 2000 years ago? Yeah, right.) It's fictionalized history.

What's unforgivable is the the lack of likeable characters (except maybe the German slave and Josephus who was at least a realist/pragmatist.)

I'm all for love and romance, but come on! The women come across as dumb, weak, easily seduced and/or mean (scorned wives mad at mistresses). The men predatory when not just complete a-holes.

Perhaps it was the way this particular story was told, but what the Jews were fighting for wasn't really emphasized/shown. We see the Romans take revenge, but (based on the story here) they were attacked first. Revenge is what the Romans do. Sure, revolt/rebellion/dying for freedom is a topic of argument between Shirah and Josephus, but it's never made visceral for the viewer.

Ultimately, I didn't really care what happened to the Romans or the Jews. The only ones I felt bad for were the children with such lousy parents.


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31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Fort Ricasoli, Kalkara, Malta

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