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[BBC/Netflix] TROY ( Fall Of A City )

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The BBC’s new epic Troy: Fall Of A City will be a familiar story to fans of Greek mythology, or at least those who know the story of the Trojan horse. Those who aren’t familiar with either will enjoy this great bit of Saturday night entertainment in a similar vein to Game Of Thrones or Vikings.

The BBC has described it as ‘a story of love that threatens to bring an empire to its knees.

‘Combining thrilling adventure with heartbreaking intimacy, it explores primal emotions, the psychological repercussions of human actions and life-changing decisions amid the devastation and destruction of war.’

Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, Troy: Fall Of A City is retell the story of the 10 year old siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.

The show is a collaboration between the BBC and Netflix, and it looks as though the producers have spared little expense in bringing the grit and glory of antiquity to life. From the below shot, it looks as though the cinematography could be on a par with HBO’s glossy sci-fi/western, Westworld.

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  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Written by David Farr who had a hit with his adaptation of The Night Manager, the eight-part drama explores the destruction of war and the repercussions of life-changing decisions by the people caught up in it.

    The Trojan Royal Family

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    Priam, King of Troy - David Threlfall
    Priam, married to Hecuba and father of Hector, Cassandra, Alexander, Deiphobus and Troilus, is the King of Troy. He saved the city from destruction caused by his father and has made it a powerful and wealthy city port.

    Hecuba, Queen of Troy - Frances O’Connor
    Hecuba rules Troy with Priam. Although she is not originally from Troy she has lived in the city for 30 years and is held in high regard by the Trojans.

    Hector - Tom Weston-Jones
    Priam’s eldest son and heir leads the Trojan army and is a celebrated warrior. He is happily married to the Cilician princess Andromache.

    Andromache - Chloe Pirrie
    Andromache is from nearby Cilicia, an ally of Troy. Her marriage was arranged, but is a union of love. She wants children but is struggling to conceive.

    Paris (Alexander) - Louis Hunter
    Alexander, also known as Paris, is the second son of Priam and Hecuba who grew up as a herdsman in the mountains unaware of his true background. His meeting with the gods changes everything.

    Cassandra - Aimee Ffion Edwards
    At Alexander’s birth, Cassandra had visions of disaster and still has premonitions. She is considered mentally unstable.

    Aeneas - Alfred Enoch
    Aeneas is Hector and Alexander’s cousin, who comes from the Trojan ally region of Dardania. He has a father back at home but has lost his wife to sickness.


    The Greeks


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    Helen, Queen of Sparta - Bella Dayne
    Helen has lived in Sparta all her life. She is married to Menelaus, whose brother Agamemnon won her hand in competition, but they are not in love. Her relationship with daughter Hermione is strained and as the story opens, her unhappiness is reaching its peak.

    Menelaus, King of Sparta - Jonas Armstrong
    Menelaus considers his birthplace Mycenae the true cradle of civilization and Sparta still doesn’t feel like his home. He loves Helen but is possessive and controlling.

    Agamemnon, King of Mycenae - Johnny Harris
    King Agamemnon is Menelaus brother and the most powerful ruler of the Greek city-states. He holds huge influence in the region and is aware of Troy s burgeoning power across the ocean. He is married to Clytemnestra and father of Iphigenia, Electra and Orestes.

    Odysseus, King of Ithaca - Joseph Mawle
    Odysseus is known for his strategic intelligence, wisdom and cunning. He is a true islander with a deep love of home and family. Odysseus is called upon to help the Greeks return Helen to Sparta.

    Xanthius - David Avery
    Xanthius is Odysseus’s servant and travels with him to Troy. A loner who prefers dogs to men, Xanthius infiltrates the city by using his quiet nature and deep intelligence.

    Achilles, King of the Myrmidons - David Gyasi
    Achilles is the most feared of all the Greek warriors travelling to Troy. The myth is that he is half-human, half-god, created by the union of Peleus and Thetis, a sea-nymph. He is an unbeatable warrior, but also proud and stubborn. He’s inseparable from his friend and lover Patroclus, another great Myrmidon warrior.

    The Gods

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    Zeus, King of the Gods - Hakeem Kae-Kazim
    Zeus is the God of storms, tumult and justice, with ultimate power over gods and mortals. He won’t take sides in the Trojan War and insists that even the Gods cannot change Fate, which will decide the outcome. Zeus is married to Hera and father of many gods including Athena, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis and Hermes.

    Hera, Queen of the Gods - Inge Beckmann
    Hera, is the goddess of marriage, but has a turbulent relationship with Zeus. She is furious at Paris for not choosing her in the judgment of the goddesses and fiercely loyal to the Greeks.

    Athena - Shamilla Miller
    Athena is goddess of wisdom and war. She sides with the Greeks, angry at her rejection by Paris. Her favourites are Odysseus and Diomedes.

    Aphrodite - Lex King
    Aphrodite is the goddess of love, loyal to Paris who chooses her as the finest of the three goddesses, and supports the Trojans in the war.

    Artemis - Thando Hopa
    Artemis is the goddess of hunting and wildlife, and supports the Trojans in the war. When Agamemnon offends her, she demands a terrible price from him.

    Apollo - German de la Melena
    Apollo is the god of prophecy, plague and healing. Apollo’s priest asks him for help on behalf of his daughter Chryseis. He supports the Trojans in the war.

    Hermes - Frances Chouler
    Hermes is the messenger of the gods and is at the judgement of the goddesses, explaining to Paris the task the gods have set him.
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  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Right now mixed reviews....mostly bad dahil sa blackwashing issue. :eek:

    Ginawa nilang black si Achilles? :bop:

    Why BBC????
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Done with the Pilot

    OMG bakit mixed ang mga reviews?
    I love it.

    Atmospheric and dark ang tone nito.
    Akala ko nga eh Game of Thrones pinapanood ko. Similar.
    Expect some nude scenes by the way.

    Wala pa naman si Achilles sa Pilot I don't know bakit maraming galit agad. :glee:

    I think para ma-enjoy ito eh wag na lang i-consider ang historical accuracy.

    It's an entertaining Pilot. Promising siya
  • QT IIQT II PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    DAKIN wrote: »
    Right now mixed reviews....mostly bad dahil sa blackwashing issue. :eek:

    Ginawa nilang black si Achilles? :bop:

    Why BBC????

    Bakit si Achilles lang ang pinag-iinitan nila?

    Pati si Zeus, ginawang Muslim
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^hindi naman nag-perform ng salat si Zeus pero black din ang kinuha nila.
    Too much blackwashing.


    Done with Episode 2

    Mas maganda ito!!!
    Hanep ang suspense kahit wala pa ang war.

    Nanghina ako sa God's offering.
    Parang Game of Thrones lang na scene.

    Lumabas na rin si Achilles. Chaka ng actor na kinuha nila. Sana si Doctore na lang ng Bromans. :glee:
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kasalanan nina Paris at Helen talaga ito.

    Pero nakakabilib ang pagmamahalan nila.

    Love is worth fighting for.
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