A white Englishman has been fired by this white boss; he goes for a drink with the white boss who just fired them. While he is in the pub, his white school boy son is stabbed in the heart by another white school boy. A black surgeon leaves this birthday party to try to save the boy; but the boy dies. Who does the grieving white father blame for his white son's murder at the hands of a white boy? Not the white murderer. He blames the black surgeon. Because when choosing between a good black man and a bad white man, the white man will almost always choose to value life of the white man, good or bad over the life of any black man.
It is clear from the start the white man's goal will be to murder the black surgeon's school girl daughter...because that will make everything better. I could only stomach one episode, not because the series' portrayal of white Anglo-Saxon Protestant racism is over the top but because it is spot on, and it made me sick. The grieving WASP father IS the epitome of senseless hatred that drive WASP culture, including in the USA today.
It is a good story about the nature of literature and publishing in the digital age. So, most Americans simply won't get it because most Americans don't see literature as having any importance to their lives; it's merely entertainment (most Americans think Harry Potter is literature). The French, however, still take literature seriously. E.g., Michel Houellebecq's "Submission" caused a firestorm. This film is only for people who think literature is important. The low ratings seen here are an indictment of American culture.
SPOILER ALERT! There is almost no evidence, historical, archaeological, or other, that King Arthur existed (most characters in the legend were added by the French beginning in the late 12th century; Chretien de Troyes 1136? to 1190?) used Arthur to write Christian didactic stories during the 3rd Crusade for the crusading Phillip of Flanders).
Most importantly, according to the professional historians, archaeologists and geneticists who made this film, there is no evidence of any kind that the Saxons ever "invaded" Britain; history suggests they were invited in and that there was no any widespread, large-scale conflict. No major battlefields or mass graves from the 5th period have been ever been discovered, and genetic studies of English families whose ancestors have lived in the Saxon zone for many generations show an average of ~10% Saxon DNA.
In fact, it seems that until the mid-11th century, the Anglo-Saxons lived in what is now England and traded with northern Europe, while the Celts dominated in Scotland, Wales and Cornwall; the south traded with the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries; Tintagel was a wealthy tin mining area; tin is used in bronze and brass to harden copper.
Of course, having based its entire identity on King Arthur legend, many Britons as well as Anglophiles may wish to simply deny the massive amounts of scientific data presented in the film by British scientists.