8 April 2020 | Sarden
Brilliant marriage of art and sleuths
Highbrow insights into art and history blends very well with cheap detective thrills in Fake or Fortune.
You'll learn about the artists themselves, the historical context they found themselves in as well as a bit about chemistry and forensic science - all the while being held in suspense as the investigation unfolds.
It is a brilliant concept that should be replicated with other subject matters: Make enlightenment fun and engaging, and get more enlightened people.
At times the show feels just a little too staged. It's too obvious that researchers went ahead and laid the groundwork, and then our two hosts turned up to act and walk us through the findings and interview whomever were found to be relevant.
I'd give it a full 10 if the show was a little less 'polished' and the hosts were shown to be a bit more involved in the tedious bits. A bit more 'authenticity', in other words.