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

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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.



Critic Ratings: 24


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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.


Bella Dayne
as Helen
David Threlfall
as King Priam of Troy
Frances O'Connor (II)
as Hecuba, Queen of Troy
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 (5)

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…
Top Critic

We haven't met Achilles yet, so there is plenty of time for things to get hysterical, but Troy: Fall of a City might just be a fresh, psychologically knotty take on one of the greatest tales of them all.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Still, this new eight-part series begins to grip as the various pieces interlock.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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…

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…

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…

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

  • Jul 11, 2019
    Black Achilles? Really? One of the most famous heroes of greek history? That's like getting Benedict Cumberbatch to play Shaka Zulu..
  • Jun 15, 2019
    El negro de Aquiles no transmite nada con sus gestos de mrd Enserio malogran al personaje aparte de negro lo vuelven gay? No jodan
  • Jun 12, 2019
    artmadalena27 July 2018 I just couldn't believe what I was watching in Netflix. This series is so wrong, so outrageously disrespectful to Homer's immortal Illiad that I had to write this review. The directors-writers-producers-whatever and whoever they were (-like a gang-) seem to have deliberately chosen to disfigure the masterpiece - perhaps the highest work of literature ever created. A cultural murder was, apparently, perpetrated in this "Troy-The Fall of a City". Just about every actor is miscast, starting with Paris/Alexander himself who does not look any bit "in love " with Helen at all! As he prepares to go back to Troy I got a feeling that Helen hid herself in that coffin out of boredom, not really for love - neither she, nor he seems to have been taken by the turmoil of an intense passion. Paris is such a modern boy ! Does he like soccer? Videogames? And Helen, though quite pretty, could not possibly be "...the most beautiful woman of the world" promised by Aphrodite. Ah!... Aphrodite promised. But didn't deliver... A certain discomfort invades the viewer from the start as he is confronted with so much bad acting, bad casting, bad timing in the events. Sorry to say that - but it MUST be said - Achilles SHOULD be someone hairy and blond - like a lion, as Homer explicitly wrote in his story. Achilles was "golden" like a lion! Nestor, an important character in the Illiad looks just like a street dweller that I see everyday somewhere in Rio de Janeiro where I live. Why this ? BBC managed to offend Homer, the Greeks, and all of humanity who read this immortal tale of war and love. AS some reviewers already noted, this awful TV series made the movie "Troy" (which contains many mistakes) with Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and lovely Diane Kruger shine like a jewel forever!!!!
  • May 09, 2019
    I too have a problem with other races playing Greek historica/mythological figures. It's just weird and wrong. Like many have said, you can't have a white dude playing MLK jr...a nation's hero. Who do you think Achilles is? A Greek hero. It's just wrong
  • May 07, 2019
    Bad, just bad. Story, Alexander complete idiot, king of Troy - old fool, black greeks??!! Have you checked ancient art?
  • Apr 13, 2019
    Almost everything according homers iliada and oddysey accept of the black achilles. Are they serious? Without being a racist but thats really unacceptable. Next time netflix we will see a blonde mohammed ali.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    Black Achilles? I wonder if they know that Achilles was Greek... The level of suspension of belief and historical fact is so great, it makes this completely unwatchable.
  • Feb 22, 2019
    Horrible, pure rape and butchering of the Greek culture. Why dont they make Samurais look white or black? Why wont they let an Asian or a white actor play martin Luther King? Why is it ok to rape MY culture? As Greek i am offended.
  • Feb 13, 2019
    This shit violates my cultural rights and makes me racist.
  • Jan 22, 2019
    Don't know why lots of people doesn't like it. This is definitely worth watching.

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