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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:40 PM

Just finished "The Last Czars" on Netflix

Already knew most of the history, but it sure was nice to see some entitled, deluded, stuck in a bubble, religious, superstitious, "god-chosen", aristocratic, autocratic, unresponsive, tone deaf, sanctimonious fuckheads get their comeuppance, even if only simulated by actors. LOL

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Reply Just finished "The Last Czars" on Netflix (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 2019 OP
LisaM Jul 2019 #1
cwydro Jul 2019 #5
Delmette2.0 Jul 2019 #7
hlthe2b Jul 2019 #2
Xolodno Jul 2019 #3
anamnua Jul 2019 #4
bluedigger Jul 2019 #6
mfcorey1 Jul 2019 #8
mnhtnbb Jul 2019 #9
Goodheart Jul 2019 #10

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:48 PM

1. Remind me never to watch it...

if that's the level of nuance the producers approached it with. Geesh.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:57 PM

5. No kidding.

Id thought about watching, but maybe not.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:19 PM

7. There was historical film footage and pictures included.

Along with comentary from historians. I enjoyed the series.
Yes, it proved that royalty is not always educated and worthy of ruling a country. I liked seeing the context and added perspective.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:56 PM

2. I've been watching a lot of British drama/documentaries esp. from War of Roses through Henry VIII

Quite a few get their "comeuppance" during that period too--just not always the ones who deserve it.


Still, history would say that Karma prevails...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:19 PM

3. Sounds like the rest of...

...the monarchies of Europe.

Funny thing is, if Alexander the II lived and wasn't assassinated...he would have carried out his reforms and the revolution probably would have never happened.

And the ironic thing....he was assassinated by people who didn't think the reforms were coming fast enough. And the next two Tsar's, decided against reform due to the assassination.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:53 PM

4. Compared to Joseph Stalin

they were pretty harmless.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:04 PM

6. I just finished Rebellion, about the Irish uprising, the other day.

I didn't realize the series ended after the fifth episode of the second season. I figured they had another 80 years of material or so, but, too soon, I guess.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 08:43 PM

8. I just finished it too. It sent me scrambling to google to answer many questions. IT

was a brutal massacre of the family.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 09:59 PM

9. I have been watching it.

I found Rasputin's approach to sin and salvation (you can't be saved unless you've sinned) a possible explanation for the Evangelical support of the orange one. Makes sense when you think about it. Just like Rasputin encouraged sin so there could be repentance, Evangelicals are willing to forgive Trump of all his many sins that make his presumed repentance even better because there are so many of them. Having the best sins is so like Rasputin!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:45 AM

10. Good point.

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