We all love a bit of Cape and Sword, swordplay and accompanying violence. This had that, but accompanied by wooden acting and the most uncompromising script. Yes, these sort of programs are based on a very interesting premise, but mass entertainment like this always make light of fact and tries to entertain the viewer. It might entertain tweenies but nothing older. Stilted, stumped and silly. Pity, because this could have made a very good histofantasy series like Grimm, but failed dismally. Less music, sharper script with just a nod to history would have made an excellent series. Tancred sounds and is better than Tancrede. As one critic said earlier, names of key players in the Templars would have made a massive difference, Especially Geoffroi de Charnay, my ancestor's brother, who, by all accounts of the time, was one amazing fighter and politician. I won't be watching the rest. Pity it also wastes the acting talents of some fine English actors.
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