Rise of Empires: Ottoman: Season 1 (2020)


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Air date: Jan 24, 2020

Genoese mercenaries enter the fray as Mehmed II claims the Ottoman throne and sends a signal to Byzantine emperor Constantine XI.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2020

Mehmed launches a siege to break through the walls of Constantinople, but Giustiniani's mercenaries manage to forestall the Janissaries.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2020

Mehmed's men dig underground tunnels in an attempt to shatter city walls; the tides turn against the Ottomans when a naval blockade breaks down.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2020

Mehmed moves his ships overland to the Golden Horn in a daring feat; in the shadow of betrayal, Giustiniani attacks the Ottoman fleet.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2020

Amid a spiral of brutality and low morale, Mehmed entices Giustiniani with an offer; the grand vizier urges Mehmed to seek a truce with his rival.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2020

Ottoman cannons reduce the walls to rubble, and Venetian reinforcements arrive too late; Mehmed ushers in a new era for the Ottoman Empire.

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  • Apr 22, 2022
    Bias. The real Sultan Muhammad Alfateh is very generous & kindness person. Doesnt show any muslim character in this story.
  • May 08, 2021
    If you are looking for a fictional retelling of a historical event, this is for you! This series has no sense of the Byzantine situation which was a crumbling shell of itself by the 15th century. Constantinople was a city of at most 10,000 people (including the surrounding countryside) and was facing an army that was at least 10s of thousands of well equipped soldiers (possibly over 100,000 soldiers). Not to mention naval superiority and excessive canons and bombards. This would have been to any onlooker present a no-contest in favor of the Ottomans. It was the last gasp of a people and culture that had been in decline and negotiating furiously for their existence for over 200 years. For the Byzantines this was the Alamo on steroids. It was not only the end of the greatest city. But the fall of their Empire and the death of their last king. It is curious also that this series is called "Rise of Empires" when the Ottoman Empire for almost 150 years by the time Constantinople falls in 1453. It seems like the show would have more fittingly been called "The Fall of Empires: Byzantium." But regardless, what makes this series irredeemable is the miscasting of the Byzantines and and in some small ways the Ottomans. I did give it a full star though because it was epic in it's depictions and there were some depictions of the Ottomans, particularly Mehmed, that I think, if not entirely historically accurate, do demonstrate the prowess and strength of the conquering king.
  • Apr 11, 2021
    It seems very accurate and an excellent job. Actors and actresses are amaZing!
  • Mar 21, 2021
    You failed to equip the Bashi-Bazouks with the weapons and armor they actually deserved. I'm very sad about this and I am gonna attach the link of how they should have really looked like: https://human-sphere.com/index.php?title=Bashi_Bazouk
  • Feb 25, 2021
    (Español / English) Efectivo y didáctico docudrama sobre el asedio a Constantinopla y su caída en poder de los turcos otomanos en 1453 Abstract Español Efectivo y didáctico docudrama turco sobre el asedio a Constantinopla (una ciudad amurallada e inexpugnable durante siglos, capital del Imperio Bizantino) y su caída en 1453 a manos de los turcos otomanos comandados por el joven sultán Mehmed II, así como también una biopic de este último. Reseña Español Este docudrama turco nos relata el asedio y caída de la ciudad de Constantinopla, capital de lo que quedaba del Imperio Romano de Oriente o Bizantino en poder de los turcos otomanos en 1453, a la vez que constituye una biopic del joven sultán Mehmed II, que comandaba el Imperio Otomano y las tropas vencedoras. Este hecho histórico marcó el fin de la Edad Media y el comienzo de la Edad Moderna, por la consecuente expansión marítima de las potencias europeas para crear otra ruta de las especias, cuya principal consecuencia inmediata fue el "descubrimiento" de América. Como en todo docudrama se alternan no muchas intervenciones de catedráticos de historia (algunas ciertamente redundantes) con flashbacks con dramatizaciones de la vida del sultán Mehmed II, (un joven ilustrado, tenaz, arrogante y audaz y que accedió precozmente al poder), escenificaciones de las batallas (con personas y digitales) y muy buenos diagramas y mapas animados sobre las batallas y las estrategias y tácticas bélicas, terrestres y navales. Debemos tener en cuenta que Constantinopla contaba con un formidable sistema de murallas que sumado a su ubicación geográfica la tornó inexpugnable durante siglos. La mirada es objetiva, sin buenos ni malos. Las intrigas y los estamentos del poder, el papel de los mercenarios genoveses, las diferencias religiosas, las tácticas y la ingeniería de la guerra, con el empleo de enormes cañones y el sistema político del sultanato otomano están bien descriptos (aunque con algunas contradicciones este último). La recreación de época está lograda y el desarrollo no lineal de la historia contribuye a la dosificación de la información y a mantener el interés. Acaso podría haber sido más breve, pero la serie, sin ser apasionante, mantiene el interés a pesar de referirse a un episodio cuyo final conocemos casi todos. Effective and didactic docudrama on the siege of Constantinople and its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 English Abstract Effective and didactic Turkish docudrama on the siege of Constantinople (a walled and impregnable city for centuries, capital of the Byzantine Empire) and its fall in 1453 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks commanded by the young Sultan Mehmed II, as well as a biopic of this latest. English Review This Turkish docudrama tells us about the siege and fall of the city of Constantinople, capital of what remained of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire in the power of the Ottoman Turks in 1453, as well as a biopic of the young Sultan Mehmed II, who he commanded the Ottoman Empire and the victorious troops. This historical fact marked the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Age, due to the consequent maritime expansion of the European powers to create another route for spices, the main immediate consequence of which was the "discovery" of America. As in all docudrama, not many interventions by history professors (some certainly redundant) alternate with flashbacks with dramatizations of the life of Sultan Mehmed II, (an enlightened, tenacious, arrogant and audacious young man who came to power early), performances of the battles (with people and digital) and very good diagrams and animated maps about the battles and the war strategies and tactics, land and naval. We must bear in mind that Constantinople had a formidable system of walls that, added to its geographical location, made it impregnable for centuries. The look is objective, without good or bad. The intrigues and strata of power, the role of the Genoese mercenaries, the religious differences, the tactics and engineering of warfare, with the use of huge guns, and the political system of the Ottoman Sultanate are well described (although with some contradictions this latest). The period re-enactment is successful and the non-linear development of the story contributes to the dosing of information and to maintaining interest. Perhaps it could have been shorter, but the series, without being exciting, maintains interest despite referring to an episode whose end almost everyone knows.
  • Jan 22, 2021
    really good. now do one on the khans please. brilliant.
  • Jan 06, 2021
    In the tradition of Roman Empire, this documentary series works really well. It is educational and well done with good actors. Too bad she ignores the shortcomings of the historical figures.
  • Dec 23, 2020
    This series gets extremely high marks for historical accuracy. The fall of Constantinople or its conquest if you look at it from a Muslim or Turkish perspective, is one of the most important events in human history. It marks the final end of the Roman empire going back almost 1500 years if you start counting with Augustus or 1100 years if you start with Constantine I founder and namesake of Constantinople. And it is the most important event in the rise of the Ottoman empire. The story is interpreted throughout the series by several historians with expertise in the subject. The inner and outer wall surrounding the city are accurately portrayed (remnants still exist and parts have been restored in recent decades) and even the cannons are accurate reproductions. Most of the characters speak English with an accent that is often a little hard to understand. Perhaps this is because so many of the actors are Turks. Of course, historically, none of the characters spoke English. The rulers of Constantinople considered themselves Romans but spoke Greek. One of the few times subtitles are used is when an Italian soldier comanding troops defending the fortress is speaking to a representative of Galeta, the colony of Genoa on the opposite shore of the Golden Horn naval anchorage. The series portrays the tensions existing between those loyal to the Pope in Rome and adherents of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. These divisions greatly complicated an organized defense against the unified Muslim Ottoman empire. All of these ancient tensions are still with us today.
  • Dec 02, 2020
    Beautifully put together documentary series. The actors where absolutely wonderful and made the audience truly feel they were from that era of history. The information shared by the many different historians was very nice! I love hearing them speaking and bringing to life stories of the historical figures that a person usually would find difficult to enjoy in a textbook. I also love that the history consultants were referenced in the credits too! I personally recommend using this documentary as a secondary source and for academic purposes.
  • Nov 10, 2020
    what a series, these series tells of the conquest of Constantinople by al Fatih. I'm waiting for season 1

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