As British Rule in India approaches it's end, the social fabric of the country is both violent and in disarray. Very entertaining.
Delighted!! Found this Gem by happenstance and I feel lucky.
Beautiful! Looking forward to Season 2.
The cinematography was spectacular. The story started off slow but the character development kept me interested. It left me with many unanswered questions as to some of the relationships between the characters. As for the historical value, not sure that this gives an accurate account but it enticed me enough to want to see "The Jewel in the Crown" which appears to have been based on historical novels.
Surely in the same league as Ghandi, Passage to India, and almost as good as The Jewel in the Crown quartet. It falls on all of us to study the mistakes made by the empire during the colonial days; to see the injustices, racism and greed. And learn from this.
Rated 10/10. Excellent series! Looking forward to season 2.
An above average soap opera version of The Jewel In The Crown, the first installment in telling how the Indian nation got its independence from the British Raj (1858–1947.) Central figures were the Machiavelian British socialites and the brooding Indian subjects in one Summer at Simla. Thoroughly enjoyed this picturesque period epic though filmed in Penang, Malaysia which was once occupied by the East Indian Company as well. (They did a good job to exclude its infamous monkeys that roam freely in troops all over Penang Hill.)
Slow at times but well done. Opens your eyes even wider to events in the 1930s India under British rule.
Absolutely overrated! Not worth watching............... I agree with the first reviewer-----"The Jewel In the Crown" is a "must see!"
Sorry, we couldn't really take more than the first three episodes. I expected a sort of "Downton Abbey in India," instead we get a sort of "Peyton Place: Raj." Obviously more is going on than the rebellion, but it's hard to care enough about the characters to wonder what.
I wasn't grabbed by the first episode, but the characters and the intrigue build episode by episode through the series.
Now i can't wait for Season 2.
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