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Barbarians Review 2020 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: Andreas Heckmann, Arne Nolting, Jan Martin Scharf
Stars: Laurence Rupp, Jeanne Goursaud, David Schütter
Can t say that there weren’t parts where I was absolutley fascinated by the level of detail given (specifically the fact that the germanic tribes speak german and romans latin!!) + the very historically detailed roman armours add a very nice touch to this niche historical setting.
Sadly around 40% of the story is driven around a “strong ,independent” woman that does whatever she likes with no real consequences and is regarded even by Arminius as the “true leader” several times. Alongside the Romeo and Juliet romance going on between the “woman” and some random dude,it kinda broke the hole immersion for me ,because you can clearly see that actual historians and history fans took part in creating the show; paralleled by a story that brings nothing original or new or interesting or even historically plausible to the show.
The relationship between Arminius and Varus is pretty well written and very well played by both actors, and it s nice to see glimpses of both cultures in what is clearly a limited (and most likely 1 season) budget tv show.
To wrap it up , it s a “could have been master-piece” that will surley fall into obscurity due to it s pandering to the average “Fritz”(since it s german duh) and lack of originality and authenticity.