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NFT: Knightfall on History Channel

pjcas18 : 12/14/2017 5:18 pm
anyone watching this?

It's a show about the creation, fall and dismantling (persecution) of the Knights Templar.

I've always been a fan of period pieces from this era or genre and I belong to a civic/fraternal organization related to this topic, so I knew I'd be interested.

Clearly fiction, but historical fiction so it's more interesting IMO.

I liked the first two episodes.

plus being on right after Vikings doesn't hurt.

Anyone else watching?
So far pretty good.  
LauderdaleMatty : 12/14/2017 5:22 pm : link
Also watching Happy on SyFy. That show is out there
Sounds good  
mrvax : 12/14/2017 5:29 pm : link
but I'm seeing "American Pickers" on THC.
BTW  
mrvax : 12/14/2017 5:33 pm : link
Their "Hunting Hitler" series is one of the best historical show I've ever seen.
RE: Sounds good  
pjcas18 : 12/14/2017 5:36 pm : link
In comment 13740892 mrvax said:
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but I'm seeing "American Pickers" on THC.


Knightfall is on at 10PM on Wednesdays, right after Vikings.
First episode was Monty Python esque in  
idiotsavant : 12/14/2017 5:41 pm : link
Terms of screen play, dialogue. Maybe it improves a bit as the major need for over done exposition is over.

Vikings is better in that regard.

It's a major pitfall in history pieces:

"Oh, Jeeves, you mean your defending the future of the Western world and have to pass the shiny amulet to the hot blond girl from the market or we are all doomed for eternity?"

"Why yes, jebbus, thank you for asking, how's the side plot about your three legged maybe its yours baby maybe its not going?"

I love Monty Python  
pjcas18 : 12/14/2017 5:46 pm : link
and I didn't think it was that bad at all, but sure, they're not going to receive any awards for the show, but it was entertaining.
On Vikings it may have been slightly heavy handed  
idiotsavant : 12/14/2017 5:52 pm : link
When the one dude discovers Iceland, he does a bit of unneeded exposition by talking outloyd to his god the allfather.

But much more subtle than say, the fall of Jerusalem scene in knightfall where an actual Grail falls into the sea. That whole first episode was filled with dialog exposition. People don't really talk that way.
RE: On Vikings it may have been slightly heavy handed  
pjcas18 : 12/14/2017 5:57 pm : link
In comment 13740915 idiotsavant said:
Quote:
When the one dude discovers Iceland, he does a bit of unneeded exposition by talking outloyd to his god the allfather.

But much more subtle than say, the fall of Jerusalem scene in knightfall where an actual Grail falls into the sea. That whole first episode was filled with dialog exposition. People don't really talk that way.


well I'm not sure there is a lot of recorded dialog from the 1300's. everyone can't go around saying "dilly dilly".

Plus it's historical fiction, not a drama, I view it for entertainment, not as critical of an eye for reality.
Well  
idiotsavant : 12/14/2017 7:19 pm : link
It's not how I remember it.

;-!
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