Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Troy: Fall of a City

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Troy: Fall of a City never tries to reinvent the bronze wheel but succeeds in engaging audiences with both royal and divine intrigue, making for a highly enjoyable romp in the lost kingdom.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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User Ratings: 601

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Air date: Feb 17, 2018
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The myths surrounding the Trojan War are over 3,000 years old but have emotional depths and timeless themes of identity, love, revenge and belonging. Troy: Fall of a City grounds these primal myths in vivid psychological truth and explores the universal questions of human existence- how people battle to retain their love and humanity amidst the chaos and devastation of war.

Cast

Bella Dayne
as Helen
David Threlfall
as King Priam of Troy
Frances O'Connor (II)
as Hecuba, Queen of Troy
Joseph Mawle
as Odysseus
Chloe Pirrie
as Andromache
David Gyasi
as Achilles
Jonas Armstrong
as Menelaos, the King of Sparta
Alfred Enoch
as Trojan general Aeneas
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Critic Reviews for Troy: Fall of a City Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

There are several versions of this narrative on which to draw. But if only he had not made it all seem so tediously 21st century.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a series more competent than compelling.

Apr 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Ultimately, however, it's precisely this over-amped drama that makes Troy such a guilty pleasure. Give yourself an episode or two to acclimatise to the cheesiness, suspend as much disbelief as you can, then let the swords and sandals carry you away.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

[David Farr] has given us an intriguing, relatively faithful version of the Iliad.

Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…
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From the bloody Caesarean birth at the start of the story, to the vivid depiction of ancient sports, this is a respectful, grown-up retelling of the myth.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Early enthusiasm is liable to fade in the face of the beige-ish characterisations and mundane dialogue with which [David] Farr has littered his stage, while a largely unknown cast lacking big personalities who might dominate the screen doesn't help much.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

David Farr, best known for adapting John le Carré's The Night Manager, has chiselled this fresh take on one of the oldest stories of all.

Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Troy: Fall of a City is in the enviable position of feeling both cultured and entertaining at the same time.

Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…

This is a good-looking show with a clear sense of what it wants to be and how it wants to go about re-telling this story.

Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a shame that the show didn't garner more attention, as there's much here that's very interesting.

Apr 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Ultimately, the first instalment of Troy: Fall of City is the calm before the storm, it is superbly acted with some fantastic visuals, but the pacing might feel a little off to some.

Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet, while the dialogue there was also a seamless combination of the portentous and the banal, Troy takes the process a whole lot further, with a script that seems pitched somewhere between a particularly corny Hollywood epic and a play by Ernie Wise.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1

  • May 09, 2020
    All this moaning about the casting is brain dead. In a show about Bodica do you have to cast a genetic Briton or will someone descended fro Anglo-Saxons or Normans ok? In Troy do all the cast have to be Greek? I don't read anyone moaning about the rest of the cast, (who are NOT Greek), just those who's skin tone does not match these red-neck's ideals.
  • May 05, 2020
    Although the race swapping was annoying, it's not the reason the show is bad. I wanted to enjoy it, but it was just so damn boring. The writing is bad and the acting is worse.
  • May 05, 2020
    Yet another reminder that I need to read Homer's Iliad, just to be aware that they have changed something or not. And it is more important than ever because this short series gives its own original account of these legendary Greek myths and it is rather different. An epic story of love and war, intrigue and betrayal triggered by the very familiar story of Helen and Paris falling in love. What makes this one special is the fact that it includes some of the Greek gods' active intervention in the story and also has enough time for some of the main characters who are usually not given any credit in other adaptations. I really don't mind the inclusion of black actors cast in roles usually portrayed by white people (Achilles, Zeus). It is a reimagined story after all and it doesn't intend to be historically accurate.
  • May 02, 2020
    Terrible.. lets have a Malcolm X movie with a Chinese actor, and we shall see how that goes..
  • Apr 15, 2020
    good show and a good modern adaptation of the myth about Troy
  • Apr 14, 2020
    Not sure if it is the unconvincing casting that is trying too much to make a point other that a good show, or the slaughtering of the most successful story of al (western) time with nearly laughable dialogues. Whatever it is, my one star is fully deserved because it really needs some talent to turn a great opportunity to replace HBO's 'Rome' into a complete mess.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    Great sci-fi movie. Wow, wtf is this?!?
  • Feb 24, 2020
    black achilles and zeus ? kys
  • Feb 22, 2020
    This is the best story ever ruined by the idiocy of political correctness at the BBC. I want just to imagine the level of brainless people on the committee that decided to have a black Achilles. And it is a shame because it is one of the best film or series about Troy, whit a very high level of historical accuracy. Again the idiocy of gender quotas ruined a great production.
  • Feb 19, 2020
    Terrible .... go broke!

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