The Great Fire (TV Mini-Series 2014)

TV Mini-Series   |  Drama, History

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An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.


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6 November 2019 | Sleepin_Dragon
| Stick with it, it's ultimately worth seeing.
For anyone expecting a documentary, it's worth noting that this is a dramatisation, there is historical content of course, but there is also a theatrical content running alongside. It's a truly interesting drama, you get some fascinating content, how it started, and how it was stopped.

The accompanying story is interesting, and ends up overshadowing the interest of the fire itself.

It does feel like a drama of two halves, if I'm honest, I didn't care a huge deal for the first two episodes, maybe my expectations were for something quite different, however, the third and fourth parts are terrific, there's a massive switch up in quality.

The special effects are a mix of wonderful and awful, sometimes it looks a bit amateur, and other times it looks amazing. A mixed bag.

The acting is very, very good, the standout without any shadow of doubt is Charles Dance, he's brilliant in it, sinister and commanding. One of two perhaps felt miscast.

Watch it for a bit of escapism. 7/10

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