jester wrote:I assume most people recognize that Vikings plays fast and loose with fact. Also, you are talking about a period with a much flimsier historical record. Turn is a different beast, just because a) we really do know better; and b) people will "learn" from it. The latter is an irksome but unavoidable reality of dramatized history, so it is what it is. But I'm in some professional groups on facebook, and some of those folks get worked up by it.
On a related front, while I was going to school in Scotland I once walked into a room with "BRAVEHEART IS NOT SCOTTISH HISTORY!" scrawled on the whiteboard. So, we all have problems.
Well yeah I mean "The Patriot" depicted the war crimes like locking people into a church and then lighting it on fire. Which there is zero evidence to show that this ever happened. If I remember correctly the director was German so it was pointed out that he basically depicted the British in the Revolutionary War doing shit the Nazi's would do during WWII.
History's miniseries "Houdini" missed the mark an awful lot too, off the top of my head.