22 April 2018 | harryplinkett14
A worthy effort
It's a solid production. Granted, some battle scenes are a bit underwhelming, due to a limited budget. But other than that, production values are quite satisfactory. My main complaints regarding this series have to do with the way the protagonist, Vuk Karadzic, is presented. There is a tendency to defend his views and actions, and present his character almost as a saintly figure. At the same time, the way he is presented in his youth is paradoxically unflattering. He is made to look innocent and inquisitive, yet he comes across as socially awkward and silly, even dim. Also, the series suffers from a compulsive need to stress that Karadzic was a genius regarding anything language related. Learning letters, calligraphy, or anything else is something he does with supernatural ease. It's as if language, and nothing else, was something he was instinctively drawn to even when he was a toddler. And the series reminds us of this every chance it gets. Did this man have no interest in anything other than letters and language, since the age of five?