Netflix have finally released the long awaited TV series known as “Rebellion”. It is based on the real life events of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland in which several thousands freedom fighters took on the might of the British Empire. Each episode is approximately 50 minutes long and there is 6 episodes in season 1. I must say as a history buff I was a little disappointed in the TV series. It does not really capture the scale or the significance of the 1916 rising and instead portrays it as a small band of outcasts fighting for a cause nobody else seems interested in.
Not Historically Accurate:
Whatever your thoughts are on the rising you must agree it was one of the most significant events in Irish history and was certainly more than just a small band of what appears to be children and a few adults in the TV series Resistance. That said it is still worth a watch but mainly because surprisingly there is not many TV series about this period in Irish history which I find deeply disappointing. Also you will recognise most of this cast from the TV series Love/Hate which for some reason is not available on Netflix but it is available on other apps from your android TV box for those of you that have one. If you don’t have one we highly recommend them from androidtvboxes.ie as we got one of them last year and it has almost every TV series on it!
For anyone interested in a more accurate picture of the 1916 rising the film Michael Collins is still the best portrayal of the event both historically and from an entertainment standpoint. Of course this was a big budget movie but still Rebellion just didn’t do it for me and looked like a low budget project. Again this is just my opinion as it does have a 7/10 rating on IMDB but again as a history buff I just didn’t like how the events were portrayed. Let me know what you guys think..maybe I am too harsh!