The Last Post: Season 1 Reviews

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July 11, 2018
Anyone hoping for a history lesson would have been disappointed, but for a piece of Sunday night escapism it did the job.
January 23, 2018
This latest drama (from writer Moffat] just doesn't quite reach the same high standards many have come to expect.
January 23, 2018
Viewers may find some entertainment value in the series, but it falls short of delivering a thoughtful story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2018
It promises to be entertaining at least, and given some extra resonance by its historical context.
January 23, 2018
Like the Empire in its last days, this show doesn't know its purpose in the world. Sunday night crowdpleaser or edgy desert drama?
January 23, 2018
All told, it's a missed opportunity, but buoyed by our considerations of what could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2018
Soapy but gritty.
January 23, 2018
As a production, The Last Post feels undernourished.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2018
There's something quite touching about its resolute old-fashionedness.
December 29, 2017
The Last Post stands as an intriguing exploration of a slice of history many viewers likely don't know much about, but which is both evocative of and instructive for our own modern era.
December 26, 2017
The fall of the British Empire and the rise of Arab nationalism have rarely looked as ravishing as they do in The Last Post, a highly scenic evocation of the days of gin and tonics at the club and discreet bed-hopping in the officers' quarters.
December 26, 2017
Through love and loss and conflicted feelings about the future, The Last Post finds timeless ways to pinpoint the specific drama of the past.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 22, 2017
The Last Post is a show that hooks you as you sink into it. The more you watch, the more you'll want to see.
December 22, 2017
Despite taking place on the other side of the globe and shot in spiffy sand and cool turquoise locales reminiscent of vintage postcards, The Last Post strongly recalls Mad Men's early years.
December 22, 2017
Moffat's script is spiked with scenes that defy the accepted viewpoint of the era, which he could get away with if the declarations weren't so contrived and sanctimonious.
December 21, 2017
Conflict equals drama; sexual conflict equals more drama; conflict without a surfeit of nuance is even better. The Last Post has it all.
December 21, 2017
The Last Post seems to be one-third military thriller and two-thirds soap opera. Some sequences are harrowing. Others strain plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 21, 2017
With the conspicuous exception of the Laithwaite family, the characters and situations are a bit on the predictable side, but the production's solid, the writing capable, and the acting generally very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.7/10
December 21, 2017
"The Last Post" is worth watching for its depiction of the era, or more specifically, the naive and arrogant idea that an oil-rich Middle East might easily fall into subservience of the crown.
December 20, 2017
If you're looking for something to challenge your British side, keep you on your Royal toes and remind you about the Queen's rule around the world during the mid-60s, Amazon has just the series for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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