18 October 2016 | douglasritter2
Best Enjoyed if you have an affinity and connection to Italy
Full confession, I grew up as an American in Rome, Italy. I return every year on vacation. I generally search out every TV/Movie production I can find in the US in Italian, and they are rare, TV shows more so than movies. 1992 is about the rise of Silvio Berlusconi, a political leader in Italy who was elected twice and disgraced twice. In real life he made his money in media like Ted Turner, but his political leanings were similar to Donald Trump. And while the show depicts the year 1992 that gave rise to Silvio, he isn't shown much and appears at the fringe of the action -- for first the Italian government must fall. And for the most part the characters that inhabit this 10 part series are fictional. But a lot of the themes are real -- i.e., the "Clean Hands" movement to rid the Italian system of corruption, and the rise of the "Lega" -- the Northern League of nationalists politically. I am subjective in my liking most well produced Italian TV. If you have an affinity for Italy, and a basic understanding of the country you will also enjoy it. It's well acted and a concise drama. And it's subtitled in English.