Rebellion: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
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Air date: Apr 24, 2016

A period drama that chronicles life in post-World War I Ireland begins with the outbreak of hostilities and the expectations that a short and glorious campaign is not to be, as social stability erodes and Irish nationalism rises to the fore.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2016

British forces close in on the rebels as Elizabeth, Frances and Jimmy become entangled in the action at the GPO.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2016

In the Series Finale, executions mount as the tide of public opinion sways toward the rebels, while remaining prisoners are transported to England, and May faces persecution from authorities and Frances is driven to more drastic action.

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Critic Reviews for Rebellion Season 1

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Surely there's a better way to mark a brave if doomed rebellion than by squashing it one more time.

Apr 27, 2016 | Full Review…

It's an intriguing version of history and utterly noble in its intent.

Apr 26, 2016 | Full Review…

In the three-night mini-series Rebellion, serious historical drama goes up against tedious soap opera, and the battle ends in more or less of a stalemate.

Apr 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Rebellion clearly aims to create a wide array of viewpoints on this tense period in Irish history, but manages to sabotage itself regularly with questionable pacing and an ungainly bunch of under-developed characters.

Apr 22, 2016 | Full Review…
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The main problem lies with the series' overly broad scope, which stretches just about every moment too thin.

Apr 22, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Rebellion: Season 1

  • Mar 10, 2019
    I watched the first 5 episodes with a friend. I think it is one of the few shows that I want the "good guys" to be executed. The characters on the Irish side are totally unlikeable and in fact, make me root for their capture by the English. Because the writers and Irish characters have become more unlikeable with each episode, I'm at the point where I refuse to watch anymore, unless I know they're going to be killed by the English! That's quite a statement for me to make! Don't waste your time! You'll only end up frustrated!
  • Mar 03, 2019
    Binge worthy. Enjoy learning the history of Ireland during the early 20th century. A bit of a clunky transition between Season 1 and Season 2.
  • Mar 01, 2019
    Good show, enjoyable to watch. A little bit jumpy with storylines and character development. Sometimes it feels like you missed a scene. Very dramatic and interesting.
  • Feb 18, 2019
    Despite the critiques from so-called ���top critics��� who go no further than commenting on format I would say they use this critique as a template for anything Netflix. ���Rebellion��� is nevertheless quite an achievement. During Easter week, 1,600 men and women took over the Dublin Post Office and other central buildings, hoping it would spark a national revolt. Contrary to another ���top critic��� I feel the series does address this & I���m astonished others would suggest there was ���context avoidance��� & claims that it failed to ���examine the religious tensions��� which I have little foundation. I thought they did remarkably well in balancing a number of factors surrounding the events of Easter 1916. The last couple of episodes also provide great anticipation for season 2. Particularly during the line up deciding the firing squad fate of senior ranked rebels we hear ���Michael Collins - he���s a nobody���.
  • Nov 21, 2018
    good series on the irish uprising of easter 1916. it is of course a story, so the inaccuracies are forgiven. in general, the portrait of those crucial events of irish history is not bad, acting and production are also good. better than many other series
  • Mar 29, 2018
    If you have been to Dublin it is fascinating to see the locales used authentically in this fascinating series as backdrop where history moves from the museums and tour guides to real events. I personally loved this as a woman as the context of women moving towards the right to vote and change as a palatable undercurrent in all interactions. I am British and Irish so as is usual onerous systems will come down if they do not honor WE THE PEOPLE.
  • Jan 19, 2018
    Was impressive, though short.
  • Aug 13, 2017
    Finally, a TV series about the Easter Rising, one of the most important events in Irish history and an inherently dramatic story worthy of remembrance that was just begging for a movie or TV series. While at times the pacing of this series was a bit slow, and the storyline of the characters sometimes distracted from the actual Rising - which needed more focus in the series - overall, it's well done. I hope there will be a second season.
  • Jan 03, 2017
    I loved this gripping drama about the Irish rebellion in 1916. One of the great things about it is the nuance - it's often hard to tell who is right and who is wrong, and all the characters have good motivations for what they do. It also depicts the moral dilemma faced by the revolutionaries, and the extent to which people's lives were complicated and loyalties were mixed. Some people were idealistic, others couldn't care less and were simply out to loot. Others felt they had no choice but to fight for the British as their families had no other source of income. The battles were gritty, brutal and realistic. I could almost feel the bullets lodging inside my body every time someone was hit. It was graphic and bloody and the heroism of those who fought was clear, but so was the terrible cost in lives. At first I felt the revolutionaries were heroes, but I was relieved when the fighting was finally over. The death of a child was juxtaposed with a revolutionary speech about ideals, in a brilliant scene which really brought home the suffering of the conflict. I found myself utterly gripped by the characters, the story and the dilemmas each of them faced and ended up watching all five episodes back to back. Heartily recommended! I am looking forward to season 2.
  • Sep 07, 2016
    We loved this series and hope there will be a second. The story is excellent. The sets, costumes and actors were terrific.

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