The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once ... See full summary »
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Marina Aleksandrova ...  Ekaterina II 39 episodes, 2014-2019
Sergey Koltakov ...  Panin 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Michael Gor ...  Sheshkovsky 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Isabel Schosnig ...  Princess Johanna / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Vladimir Yaglych ...  Potyomkin 23 episodes, 2017-2019
Pavel Tabakov ...  Pavel 21 episodes, 2017-2019
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The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.

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Enjoyable show, very interesting historical period
19 July 2018 | by LuisaContini14See all my reviews

I'm not sure what some reviewers are complaining about here. No this is not some historical masterpiece but it is an enjoyable historical drama nonetheless with great costumes and scenery and the show portrays the characters with shades of light and dark so that they are not all good or all bad. I disagree with a previous reviewer who says the show portrays Peter III as only incompetent. If the reviewer had bothered to watch the full first series they would see that Peter is shown as trying to be a good emperor eventhough his judgement was misguided in some fatal aspects. It also shows the ruthless streak that Catherine herself had, which she needed to have in order to survive.

Apart from the first episode where the narrator is giving a historical overview of Russia at the time and says that Russia is feared by its weak neighbours, this show much less state propaganda than say a show like Madame Secretary (which I also enjoy) where America always saves the day and seems to have only a wholly altruistic foreign policy, which we all know not to be true. But as it's a tv show, and we should be discerning enough not to believe everything a tv program tells us, one can take it with a grain of salt and an eye roll.

The period of Catherine the great and her rise is very interesting and it is incredible how she managed to survive the odds against her and rise to be an empress, so I would definitely recommend this show. Oh and I am neither Russian or American so this is review is coming from a neutral territory!


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21 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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(24 episodes)

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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16:9 HD
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