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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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2015  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Not worthy of the effort to produce it
3 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

I tuned into "The Dovekeepers" to see a historically accurate depiction of the Siege of Masada. What it turned out to be was one of the most insipid and juvenile presentations on TV this year. Not only was the acting superficial and the screen writing not worthy of even a bad high school play, but the story of this clinker was largely fantasy and left the viewer with a migraine.

Cote de Pablo continues to sound like Ziva David (from NCIS) and I fully expected (actually hoped) that DiNozzo and Gibbs would helicopter in and rescue her from any further self-humiliation and torture of the audience. The only possible device that was added to grab a few viewers might be the steamy scenes in the local bath, but even those had little context as to the Siege of Masada, which should have been the actual historical event as written by Flavius Josephus from commentaries of Roman commanders present during the conflict. Instead, the writers choose to focus their attention on a novel (i.e., fictional account) of two women confirming Josephus' account. This miniseries was more applicable to a soap opera than good theater.

"The Dovekeepers" is just one more example of why good, thought-provoking TV should be left to the BBC.


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