World on Fire (2019)


Season 1
World on Fire

Critics Consensus

Though at times more style than substance, World on Fire's layered storytelling never steps on itself, leaving room for its excellent ensemble and gorgeous set-pieces to fill in any narrative gaps.

84%

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Critic Ratings: 31

60%

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User Ratings: 50

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Air date: Sep 29, 2019

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Critic Reviews for World on Fire: Season 1

Audience Reviews for World on Fire: Season 1

  • Mar 04, 2022
    Just completed watching the whole season and it was very engaging with great visual effects of war couldn't wait for season two
  • Jul 28, 2021
    Great War series, petty seasons are taking so long to come out :(
  • May 18, 2021
    First episode started ok, but then quickly got worse like most BBC productions was hampered by an unrealistic modern ‘diversity' agenda instead of telling a compelling story.
  • Jan 03, 2021
    Started really well, but the telltale signs of BBC scriptwriters appear stronger and stronger as you progress. The narrative of the outbreak of World War Two soon becomes just an opportunity to make clumsy and two-dimensional points about race, sexuality and equality. All of which are important, but I'm more interested in just a good story, please. The dialogue of the British soldiers, and their scenes generally, is amateurish. Really disappointing.
  • Dec 17, 2020
    Deception of beginning of WWII in the show is total joke. They should have hired some history expert to make it more realistic. But what do you expect from UK - they betrayed together with France Poland in 1939 thus there is zero reason for them to be truthful about how it went in 1939. Most scenes would make sense if they were a bit re-arranged. For example, chase of Kasia by Germans in Warsaw could have occurred *after* surrender of the city, not before. Warsaw surrendered as well as many other defensive positions due to the fact allies were not coming to help - thus there was no sense of fighting. Officers may have committed suicide to die with honor but no one wanted to sacrifice regular soldiers or civilians for lost cause.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    So bad that I was hoping the Germans would win just so the show would end.
  • May 21, 2020
    Given the topic (life as it entered WWII) there was so much potential but they ended up with half-baked story lines. Really? A Polish young man could walk from Warsaw through German lines, across Germany, through German lines, through British lines to then walk onto the beach of Dunkirk. This and other stray story lines made up this high budget romp.
  • May 19, 2020
    I hate Nazis! How did the world let them get so far?
  • May 14, 2020
    Great action filled soap opera set to ww2
  • May 11, 2020
    It seems like it's purpose is to impose present day sensibilities on the real world of the 1940's, rather than tell an interesting story about World War II from a different perspective.

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