Thursday 10 May 2018

TV Series: Gunpowder

Zealotry begets Zealotry.

Robert Catesby (Kit Harrington) is a devout Catholic living in a very Protestant England, hiding among people who regularly condone and cheer the brutal executions of those of his faith. Having had enough, he decides to become a terrorist and plots to kill the Protestant King and most of his court.

What could possibly go wrong,eh Fawkes?

While the sets and props are fantastic - especially those beautiful swords, this three episode drama has a minor pacing issue with some scenes being very drawn out then suddenly time skipping ahead to the next. Some lines also felt just a bit wooden, but maybe that's just because of the way they talk.

It's a decent show, especially for those who are not familiar with Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, but if you expect action you will be disappointed. Also, be prepared for some gore. I like that stuff but I know it's not for everyone. I give it 2 executions out of 5.

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