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1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Rubbish, 22 April 2013
This review is from: Da Vinci's Demons: Season 1 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Its really terrible, written to a formula with a couple of barely plausable facts thrown in.... its tripe, probably watchable if you dont actually know whe the lead character is or anything he had done or where he lived or any historical fact about that time....
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Initial post: 6 May 2013 22:25:41 BDT
Dear God, please don't watch Starwars then!

Posted on 8 May 2013 04:13:43 BDT
Due to the fact, that history & fantasy are combined, who cares; I just saw the first 3 episodes and fell utterly in Love !! Brilliant show, brilliant characters, great sets and the world of Leonardo is beautifully done. To see through his eyes; how he sketches; how he combines facts & comes to conclusions, is very interesting/inspiring to see. Can't wait to see the next episodes !! Greetings from Germany ;-)

Posted on 11 May 2013 14:47:18 BDT
Slaphead says:
spot on, I lasted 2 episodes and that was it. utter bilge.

Posted on 12 May 2013 10:36:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 May 2013 10:37:30 BDT
It is clear from the outset that 'Da Vinci's Demons' does not set out to be a documentary. Like many TV series of this ilk, its main aim is to entertain, not to be an historically-accurate portrayal of the man and the period. This aim is achieved with aplomb.

On another point, I'm afraid that the power of your review is diminished by lack of proper punctuation and a typo. People tend to ignore such reviews. Harsh, but true.

Posted on 13 May 2013 22:21:36 BDT
Rach says:
I know plenty of him, his work, where he lived, and the time period yet I see no fault with the series. It may not hit every nail on the head fact wise but with the way people are, how do you expect to get people to watch it? I love the series and can't wait for more

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 21:58:46 BDT
English is not my mother tongue, so I'm not perfect in punctuation and typo. But thanks for that nice comment. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2013 19:50:53 BDT
I don't think that comment was aimed at you, but the actual review by the O.P.

Personally I really enjoyed this show. It's not a documentary, it's meant to be an entertaining drama. It's the same with series like the Tudors, the Borgias et al. When I'm watching them it's for entertainment, not particularly a history lesson. If I wanted that I'd be watching factual-based history programs or reading books on the period!

This is basically like a detective, Sherlock-esque drama set in the Da Vinci period. If you were looking for something about the life and times of the man, then you've got the wrong show.

Posted on 15 Dec 2013 01:02:55 GMT
K. Grunwald says:
Those idiots who go on about historical accuracy in a tale produced solely to be entertaining are just such bores.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2014 11:55:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2014 11:56:07 BDT
This reviewer clearly didn't spellcheck, grammarcheck or look for anything which reads as gibberish. I agree with what Rediconoclast said and would add that there's no way to take this sort of review seriously when the level of illiteracy clearly doesn't inspire confidence.
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