TV Series: The Great

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Not that long after the release of a historical drama series about Catherine the Great of Russia starring Helen Mirren, Hulu came out with a more satirical comedic series about the Russian Empress, under the name of The Great. I just binged through the whole first (and so far only) season, and got quite a lot of laughs from it.

The Great is full of satirical and deadpan dialogue, where Shakespearean expositions is mixed with the use of modern expletives. Much of the comedy lies in the silly things the persons of power spend their time on, while working-class Russians die like flies around them. One example is how the emperor is in a long and bloody war with Russia just because "daddy won against the Swedes, so I want to do so as well".

In one of the series' most disgusting scenes, the emperor's dinner guests are served severed Swedish heads on plates, along with instructions to poke out their eyes just for fun's sake. In another scene, the Emperor has sex, vomits and defecates at the same time. In a third scene the murder of a child is used as an element in the comedy, and in a forth scene they use necrophilia to get some laughs. It is more fun than it sounds, I promise you.

It all is like Monty Python meets the world of Game of Thrones, which I have to say, makes a very entertaining series. Have any of you guys seen it?

 

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I have to admit that I personally have never seen this, although with this great description and in-depth analysis of this. I will most likely have to check it out some point, thank you very much for the effort put into it.
 

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I have to admit that I personally have never seen this, although with this great description and in-depth analysis of this. I will most likely have to check it out some point, thank you very much for the effort put into it.
No worries! You should definitely check it out if you ever need some mind-numbing dumb fun
 

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