Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003– )

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Drama, History

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A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.



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26 October 2003 | rps-2
| Not as big a hit as the original
CBC is doing what it is supposed to do and it's hard to fault them for that. This story of the Halifax Explosion of 1917 is good but it could be much better. It's also plagued by small errors. (A CNR logo in 1917? WW2 style posters in WW1. A 1930's folding camera with a flash? I don't think so. I spotted these in the first episode. I'm sure there were others.) The characters in the stories woven through the tragedy are both predictable and one dimensional. However the drama leading up to the explosion is well executed and the recreation of Halifax harbour full of old ships is effective. It's good but falls far short of being great.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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